Skewerz: Australian Fast-Food That's Halal
I was browsing online for fast-food chains (as you do) that were in the locality (England), and halal . I found Skewerz , which is at least...
I was browsing online for fast-food chains (as you do) that were in the locality (England), and halal. I found Skewerz, which is at least 6000 miles away but I'd still order from their enticing menu in a heartbeat. And here's why.
Consisting of experienced chefs with a history in business, Skewerz is located in Ultimo, Sydney New South Wales, and has built a repertoire of what I call "fusion foods" - a blend of cultures being expressed in food. It's Moroccan, Asian, Indian and yet has a bright Australian identity. Plus the food is affordable and actually looks good.
Which brings me to my favourite part. Skewerz specialises in kebabs, wraps, and something called a "bhajia" which is very much like a Pakistani fried "pakora". Yes, I'm smiling wide too. You may download a free Skewerz menu to check out their fast-food options.
What is a Sheesh Kebab?
Skewerz intends to change the ubiquitous Doner / Shawarma generic name to separate the pretenders from the real deal.
Originating from Persian roots, the kebab "evolved as it spread across continents" - meeting an array of spices in India and Pakistan.
“Sheesh” is distinct from “seekh” and in Iranian, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, “sheesh” refers to skewered cubes of meat, usually interspersed with bell peppers and onions. In the sub-continent, we wish to stand out. So we don’t refer to cubed meats skewered and cooked on a barbecue as “sheesh”. We refer to them as “Tikka” or “Boti”.Now that that historical explanation is out of the way, get online and check it out for yourself. And order me something too! (Shipping takes 3-5 days, it'll be fine).