Shawerma Zarb, located in the Abdali neighbourhood, combines two of the probably most common foods in Jordan in one. As the name suggests it is Shawerma, however it is cooked in Zarb style, which is the typical Bedouin meal that you will most likely encounter in Wadi Rum. Zarb is either Meat or Chicken together with Vegetables cooked over burnt wood under ground. At Shawerma Zarb this technique is used to create their Shawerma. The place is relatively small and it seems most of the people go for takeaway. Delivery through Talabat or Delivery One is also an option.
The menu is not too huge and everything is centered around the Shawerma. You can choose between Lamb or Chicken and take the Shrak bread (typical thin bread rolled around the Shawerma) or the Arab bread (a bit thicker kind of Khubz) which are both tasty. Recently Shawerma Zarb added some salads to their menu as well as their own creation which is called Abu Arab, which again has the option for lamb or chicken. It comes served in a bowl with rice and tomato sauce and is a nice alternative to the typical sandwich. We tried it all, and I must say, it was very satisfying. It fulfills the expectation of being a nice fast food snack. All Shawerma had their special taste of zarb style, the fries tasted great and the salad was a good healthy addition. Depending on your hunger you can choose between dingle, double or even triple and have meal options as well. The selection of sauces, including ketchup, BBQ, Tobasco, garlic sauce and others should leave no wishes unfulfilled.
Finally, I can say, everything was fresh and yummy. My personal recommendation is the Shawerma lahm in the Arab bread. I think only the location of Shawerma Zarb is a drawback, since it is located on a very busy street and it is very small. A nicer/bigger location would invite you to stay longer, but hey it’s fast food, so you can also eat on the go.
Thx much to Nour and her husband for inviting me and my friends to this new Shawerma experience.
Location: Near Abdali Boulevard
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