A Beef Encounter: Beef Shawarma

11 months ago

beef shawarma

Years after being introduced in the country, shawarma is still such a hit among the Filipinos. We can’t get enough of this meaty wrap filled with fresh vegetables, greens, matched with a flavorful sauce with a yogurt base. Can’t get enough of this food trend? No need to look for a shawarma stand, just make this recipe and you’ll have your beef wrap fix. 




Makes 4-5 servings


1 tsp Minced garlic

1 tsp Minced onion

2-3 Tbsps Oil

  • Leftover teppanyaki meat

3 Tbsps Soy sauce

  • Spice mix

2-3 Tbsps Butter

1 pack Pita bread, cut in half



½ tsp Ground cinnamon

½ tsp Oregano

½ tsp Pepper

½ tsp Spanish paprika



1 cup Thinly sliced carrot

1 cup Thinly sliced cucumber

1 cup Shredded cabbage or lettuce

1 cup Diced tomatoes

½ cup Minced white onion

  1. Sauté garlic and onion on oil in low heat until onion is translucent. Add the leftover teppanyaki meat, soy sauce, and the spice mix. Simmer and adjust seasoning according to taste.
  2. Switch off the heat and add the butter and toss to moisten the meat and make the dish creamier. Set aside.
  3. To assemble, place some carrots, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes, and onions inside the pita bread. Add beef and drizzle with shawarma sauce.



1 cup Sour cream or Greek yogurt

3 tsps Minced white onion

3 tsps Minced cucumber

¼ – ½ tsp Sugar

  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • To make the sauce, combine sour cream or Greek yogurt, minced white onion, minced cucumber, and sugar. Adjust according to taste. Top with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.

Recipe by Nina-Daza Puyat and Via Pelea

Photographed by Zac Moran

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