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Chowfind: Al Tanoor Lawrece East -Shawarma

Vinnie Vidimangi | Jun 18, 201209:39 PM

Al Tanoor
1903 Lawrence East
Across from where Nasr used to be (Westney?)
647-341-6000
Iraqui
Settled down a lot since first opened

I stopped in for their shawarma special , $2.99. What the heck, lets try. Asked for the chicken. It was the best shawarma that I have ever had, perhaps the lamb ones in Turkey were on a par.
Beautifully flavoured with spice that I think is their own mixture, not out of the can ( which is pretty good), generous amount of chicken. The bread wrapper was a house made bun, "shamoun" (?. , shape like a Portuguese bun) . The sandwich was delicious. '"Worth a detour."

I also had a kibbe, $1.00, the white one . Delicious, again beautifully spiced.

I decided, lets try the beef schawarma. Delicious , but I liked the chicken better because all the flavours could play themselves out easier against the lighter tasting meat.

I asked for more salad and the server had to be encouraged. I think that it is not in the tradition to put a lot of salad in. It is meat that is expensive and therefore desirable , not salads. But I like salads a lot. So you too ask for more if you want..

I even tried the curry sauce , "amba" . I thought this delicious, even though I don't like curry.. Gentle and complex. I am told house made from scratch. I was right in thinking that Israeli amba is disgusting.

The falafel were indifferent.

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