Shawarma, falafel, tahini; some of my favorite flavors in the world. What are these? Well, they are part of middle eastern cuisine and today I am going to kebab village in Fort Myers to get some of just that.
Kebab village is one of the few middle eastern places in the tri-county area. The places serves up everything you can think of from baba ganoush to shawarma. The flavors are fresh and rich with ingredients branding across the board.
From what I tried, I was impressed. The falafel, which is a fried ball of dough or a patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans, or both along with some herbs and spices. Well, it was full of taste and was not too dry after frying. The tahini that accompanied most of these items was smooth and nutty with a slight bitterness as tahini sometimes has.
The baba ganoush was some of the best I have had from anywhere, including the Middle East. For those who don’t know what baba is it is a bowl of mashed cooked eggplant mixed with such items like olive, oil, tahini, and lemon juice. Although baba ganoush can be made with different ingredients the base is the same, mashed cooked eggplant.
The shawarma was everything I wanted. Well cooked and seasoned lamb, fresh warm pita, crispy vegetables, and a balance of sauce all wrapped in foil. It is the prefect mesh of flavor profiles, textures, and aromas.
A good shawarma is everything you need in life. Ok, I am going a but too far but it cures my woes more often times than none.
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