Tuesday, March 27, 2012

K/ABC Wednesday

K is for Kebab or Kabab

Kebab (or kabab, kabob) is a wide variety of meat dishes originating in Persia (modern-day Iran), and later on adopted in the Middle East, Turkey, South Asia and Asia Minor, that are now found worldwide. I thought kebabs were only served on a skewer---I was wrong.  Kebab includes grilled, roasted, and stewed dishes of large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, sandwiches or in bowls.  The traditional meat for kebab is lamb, but depending on local tastes and taboos, it may now be beef, goat, chicken, pork, fish and seafood, even vegetarian.  Like other ethnic foods brought by travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in many countries around the globe. 

I learned to appreciate kebabs and other Mediterranean food from a Middle Eastern client who visited Manila a few times over the years.  My friend J and I grabbed some chicken and beef kebabs from this stall at the Mall of Asia just before closing time.  Turned out, the owner, an Indian national, was J's classmate in grad school.  He gave us a 50% discount!  Nice guy!:p

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photowannabe said...

Nice guy is right. Discounts are always good.
Love kabobs. When we worked in Boston we would always go to a Persian restaurant and enjoy them. Wish we were there now.

Roger Owen Green said...

Reminds me we need to go to our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Photo Cache said...

i love kabobs too. this post reminded me i haven't had some in a while.

MaR said...

I love them! I am very hungry now!
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Carver said...

Kebab is a great choice for K day. Now I wish I had one to eat. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Leslie: said...

Lamb kebobs - the best!

abcw team

Jama said...

kebabs are so delicious!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Now I am hungry lol.

Korean Souvenir
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

My better half keeps me away from these since I can just go at it all day and yet not feel hungry :)

PhenoMenon, ABCW team

The Poet said...

I've had both chicken & lamb kebabs on skewers. The meat is so tender & very tasty. Not had one in ages though. Thanks for sharing & visiting.

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