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February 6, 2014 7:17 AM   Subscribe

Forget West-bank selzer. Who cares about Zohan's hummus? The dawn of a new era: Chocolate. Schwarma.
posted by ericbop (41 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nooooooooooo
posted by sammyo at 7:21 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Just whatever you do don't turn on the heater on the rotisserie
posted by ook at 7:22 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


I want to go to there.
posted by suckerpunch at 7:23 AM on February 6


wait they aren't using actual repurposed shawarma rotisseries MY GOD MAN WHATS THE POINT THEN
posted by ook at 7:26 AM on February 6


My teeth hurt just looking at that. It would probably go quite nicely with the gummi-bears-in-a-fruit-rollup breakfast burrito from last week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:27 AM on February 6


This is like a choco taco only it looks like it would taste good. I'm all in.
posted by Mizu at 7:28 AM on February 6 [4 favorites]


The chocolate is shaved off into a pita-crepe, a slightly thicker version of the French crepe that replaces the original pita or lafah in which the meat shawarma would be served. Instead of hummus or tahini you can top the crepe with dulce de leche, maple syrup, halva, baby marshmallows, Adashim (essentially the Israeli version of M&M’s), whipped cream, chocolate sauce, nuts, granola, and chocolate sprinkles.

Maybe they could serve it with a shot of ice cream, to cut the sweetness.
posted by Mchelly at 7:36 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: The giant rotating meat stack is replaced by an Italian
posted by blue_beetle at 7:38 AM on February 6 [4 favorites]


Someone should open a "Schwarma and Schwarma" place in NYC that serves both the original dish and the dessert. People would be beating down the door.
posted by zarq at 7:50 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


This is like a choco taco only it looks like it would taste good.

Flagged as offensive!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:58 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


wait they aren't using actual repurposed shawarma rotisseries MY GOD MAN WHATS THE POINT THEN

Why would you repurpose shwarma rotisseries?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:00 AM on February 6


The Avengers need to go out for this at the end of the next movie.
posted by AccordionGuy at 8:07 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


Welcome to our obesity/diabetes epidemic, Israel!
posted by blurker at 8:07 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Now I don't feel so guilty for putting chocolate shavings in my homemade greek yogurt.
posted by planetesimal at 8:11 AM on February 6


I was thinking of regular shwarma mixed with chocolate. Chocolate covered chicken.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:11 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Oh, so this is what that thing is in the window at Peachy Keens on Parliament Street.

I walk by it on my way to the bus, and I just stare at it, wondering if I could just go in, yank it off of its rotating stick, and start gnawing on it while all the waitstaff tackle me to the ground in fury.

This is usually right after around an hour being stuck in traffic on one bus and walking towards the next bus that will finally get me home to make dinner. So it's unsurprisingly that I'm spending my time thinking about such things.
posted by Katemonkey at 8:12 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


My favorite local Mediterranean restaurant has sweet hummus, which is pretty damn tasty. This seems like it's just chocolate in a different form factor? (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
posted by kmz at 8:15 AM on February 6


Adashim are NOT M&M's. They are chocolate, they are covered with candy, but they are not M&Ms. (also, adashim means lentils in Hebrew and I'm not eating candy called "lentils")
posted by Sophie1 at 8:17 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


Flagged as offensive!

I'm confused. Are you offended because I said that I'd like to eat a chocolate schwarma, because I compared something so delectable as a chocolate schwarma to a choco taco, or because I dared intimate that choco tacos weren't good?

Either way I will take that offense and go eat a Japanese style strawberry banana crepe, thank you very much.
posted by Mizu at 8:18 AM on February 6


Why would you repurpose shwarma rotisseries?

well if the whole gimmick is that hey this looks like shawarma but it's chocolate there ought to be a thick layer of döner grease on the bottom I'm saying for like verisimilitude you know

Unless your point was that that each repurposed rotisserie would mean the loss to the world of a source of kebab in which case I agree with you completely
posted by ook at 8:21 AM on February 6


I mean on the one hand it's just a cannoli in a slightly different shape but on the other hand I want exactly that.
posted by Navelgazer at 8:27 AM on February 6 [6 favorites]


Adashim are NOT M&M's. They are chocolate, they are covered with candy, but they are not M&Ms. (also, adashim means lentils in Hebrew and I'm not eating candy called "lentils")

Southern India is pretty good about combining lentils with sweet stuff. Just sayin'
posted by ocschwar at 8:28 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Needs more Mekupelet.
posted by orme at 8:41 AM on February 6 [3 favorites]


also, adashim means lentils in Hebrew and I'm not eating candy called "lentils"

I think "Chocolate lentils" is the generic name for what M&M's are when they're not branded. I will vouch for them not being tasty though (especially when pareve / dairy-free)
posted by Mchelly at 8:52 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


My favorite local Mediterranean restaurant has sweet hummus, which is pretty damn tasty. This seems like it's just chocolate in a different form factor?

Nutella?
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:53 AM on February 6


All I am saying is that when I lived in Israel, care packages from the States had to contain M&Ms and canned tuna (another story for another time) because Adashim was not cutting it.

Also, now I'm craving a Mekupelet bar.
posted by Sophie1 at 8:57 AM on February 6


Sophie1: " Also, now I'm craving a Mekupelet bar."

There are a bunch of kosher supermarkets near me. I won't be able to get over to any of them until the weekend after next (I'm keeping horrible work hours) but if I can find mekupelet bar(s), would you like me to send? If so, memail me.
posted by zarq at 9:02 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Israeli chocolate as a rule is pretty awful, but they make a candy bar with pop rocks in it, and it is every bit as awesome as that sounds.
posted by Mchelly at 10:23 AM on February 6 [2 favorites]


I love shawarma. This is not shawarma.
posted by BlueHorse at 11:22 AM on February 6 [1 favorite]


Zarq - you are so sweet. I work on Pico Blvd. near Robertson. If you've ever been to L.A., you know that I am surrounded by kosher markets.

I also need sour salt for meatballs and za'atar, so I'll probably head over to one before Shabbas tomorrow.

Again, you are so sweet.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:13 PM on February 6


Oh, that's cool! No worries! Happy to offer. :)
posted by zarq at 1:26 PM on February 6


Someone should open a "Schwarma and Schwarma" place in NYC

Not to be confused with Schwarma & Schwarma LLP, the law firm where the attorneys slowly rotate while providing counsel
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:53 PM on February 6 [6 favorites]


Sophie1: I need to know your recipe for meatballs.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:25 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


I was thinking of regular shwarma mixed with chocolate. Chocolate covered chicken.

Holy mole.
posted by device55 at 6:55 PM on February 6 [4 favorites]


I'm inclined to agree with sammyo.
posted by homunculus at 11:30 PM on February 6


Sophie1: I need to know your recipe for meatballs.

Me too.
posted by Mchelly at 7:16 AM on February 7


OK - the za'atar is not for the meatballs, just so you know. I will post my husband's nana's recipe for meatballs on this thread when I get home tonight.
posted by Sophie1 at 8:32 AM on February 7 [1 favorite]


Why can't you just grow your own thyme?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:22 AM on February 7


I do grow my own thyme. But za'atar is more than just thyme and you have to dry it and all the other stuff...dried sumac and savory...I guess I should just start making my own za'atar. Great. Thanks T10RoF...
posted by Sophie1 at 12:33 PM on February 7


That's wierd, my dad always just used "satar" to mean "persian thyme" which now that I google around it is not actually a kind of thyme or marjoram as dad said but a savory. Who knew?
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:02 PM on February 7


OK peeps, here's the recipe exactly as I received it from the husband's nana

Michael's Nana's Meatballs (Serve with challah)

1.5 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt
dash of pepper
2 slices white bread (minus crusts)
1 egg beaten with 1/2 cup water
2 tsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. each of onion and garlic powder
1 tsp. parsley flakes

Sauce:
2 sauteed onions
1 can tomato soup
3 cans water (use soup can to measure)
1 small can of tomato sauce
2 cups of tomato juice
7 ounces of ketchup
1/2 tsp of sour salt - this should be added to your own taste
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of sugar
onion and garlic powder to taste
parsley flakes

Knead the meatball ingredients together and form into very small meatballs.
Brown lightly in a little oil.

Let sauce simmer slowly on low heat for a couple of hours for flavor to blend. Drain the meatballs before adding them to the sauce. Then add the meatballs to the suce and cook for about 35 to 40 minutes.

DON'T FORGET THE CHALLAH!
posted by Sophie1 at 5:18 PM on February 7 [4 favorites]


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