I'm talking beef shawarma, not chicken. I ask this because I had my 1st Shawarma sandwich yesterday and it really did remind me of a gyro in terms of how it's sliced of the cone-shaped spit. Like a gyro, it was served on pita, but without the onions, and I thought the meat was a tad milder than a gyro...also accompanied with a yogurt sauce ( but not a tzsisiki-no cucumbers!) , and lettuce and tomato.
I must surmise that it didn't have the lingering after-effects ( cramping, onion breath, guilt, sudden weight gain, shame) that I have often experienced after consuming a gyro...however I'm certain it still packed the same caloric punch as a gyro..
which do you prefer/