“Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I want to try it.” – Marvel’s Avengers
My husband Chris served an LDS mission in Romania. Not only did he come back with an excellent grasp on the Romanian language, but he came back with a love of the culture, especially the food. On several occasions, he cooked me traditional Romanian meals including the legendary shawarma (spelled shoarma).
In case you are unfamiliar with shawarmas, here’s a basic rundown: imagine a thick flatbread filled to overflowing with awesome. More specifically, rotisserie chicken, pork, beef, or any other tasty meat as well as french fries, tomatoes, cabbage, and a zesty cucumber sauce.
Or, better yet – here’s a visual (with my husband modeling it, of course).
While homemade shawarmas are excellent, Chris was always a little disappointed that he couldn’t quite replicate the traditional Romanian style/flavor (though it was definitely mind blowing whenever he made it). Recently, we heard about King Kebab – and WOW!
This place is legit.
The restaurant is run by a pair of Romanians, and everything has been flavored to perfection. I ordered the chicken, and Chris got the pork; both were perfect. Then, we tried fresh and flaky baklava.
Sorry, the picture is a little blurry – I was so focused on the food I didn’t give my camera time to focus on the food, too.
Baklava is dubbed the “queen of sweets.” I’m not entirely sure how to describe it, other than it tastes strongly of honey and has a fun texture to it.
Savory and Sweet may be our favorite restaurant in the world, but King Kebab is now moving up in the ranks. Even if the food weren’t that great, we’d definitely go back just so my husband could chat it up in Romanian. They’re fun people.
You guys should go try it – and then talk about it, so the world knows how awesome it is.
Also, do you guys recommend any other fun places to try?
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