Just had to share that I had a Lebanese shwarma sandwich over the weekend and it was -delicious-!
I'd never had any Lebanese food before (well, I have had hummus and baba ganough as well as falafel, but had never been to a traditional Lebanese restaurant before), so this was a nice taste treat.
The best way I can think of describing it is to say that it's the Lebanese version of a Greek gyro! It was available as either lamb/beef or chicken - I had the lamb version, naturally
, the meat char-grilled, then stuffed into a pita pocket bread with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and the sauce, which in this case had tahini in it, giving the sandwich a slightly nutty flavor (which imho made it even better!). I think it's pretty similar to the Greek yogurt sauce (*laughs* I can't spell that name, it begins with a "T" though!), just has tahini in addition to the regular ingredients.
I'm definitely heading back to that restaurant and may try the chicken shwarma sandwich next time. BTW, in case anyone in the DC Metro area is interested, I went to the Lebanese Taverna in the new downtown Silver Spring area - it's in the Plaza area and has a small patio for outdoor dining. There are many other restaurants in the new downtown area as well, but as this was our first trip there we didn't get to try the others ... yet.
Also, I'm interested in what are other traditional Lebanese dishes. If anyone has any information, please share! I'm an "adventurous" diner, and am always willing to try -almost- anything. Almost.