View Full Version : what i want in a sandwich..


IamDZJ
11-16-2011, 01:38 PM
I want non whole wheat bread and some sort of cheese on it. Any sort of cheese, as long as its not swiss.. You know, the ones with holes in the them. They don't taste that good. I want olives, pickles and three cucumber slices in it as well as lots three banana pepper pieces and two pieces of jalapeo peppers in it. I want three strands of cilantro leaves in it as well as two stripes of hot sauce on top.
I wouldnt mind onions but I would definitely not have a sandwich that has green pepper in it.
Thank you. :smile1:

al-arab
11-16-2011, 01:59 PM
Here you have an Iraqi Shawarma sandwich.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y-z-fb-HGGA/RtmKr63xxbI/AAAAAAAACi8/T01TacktFNI/s1600/Shawarma.jpg

tor_khan
11-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Shwaremas I like. :)

No to sandwiches with melted cheese, especially that processed sliced stuff which kind of has the nutritional value of rubber.

Gulalai
11-16-2011, 02:10 PM
looks like doner :')

Afghanistan2010
11-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Burger from your mother with melted cheese mexican style.....yamm

:::::: < meat
------ < cheese
::::::: < meat

thats the deadly combination.

Talal
11-16-2011, 02:15 PM
Shawarma is lebaneese isnt it ?

Anyways slightly toasted italian bread, melted white cheese lettuce tomatos pickles banana peppers mayo and ranch ..now thats a sandwich

al-arab
11-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Shawarma is lebaneese isnt it ?

Anyways slightly toasted italian bread, melted white cheese lettuce tomatos pickles banana peppers mayo and ranch ..now thats a sandwich

No it is Middle Eastern, popular in nearly all Arab countries.

Most of the Arab cuisine originates in Iraqi cuisine which is the oldest in the world.

I posted these pictures about the Iraqi cuisine in the Iraq thread I made.

Some history first:

Iraqi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq) cuisine or Mesopotamian cuisine has a long history going back some 10,000 years - to the Sumerians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer), Babylonians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonia) and Assyrians (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyria).[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Tablets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_tablet) found in ancient ruins in Iraq show recipes prepared in the temples during religious festivals - the first cookbooks in the world.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Ancient Iraq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Iraq), or Mesopotamia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamia), was home to many sophisticated and highly advanced civilizations, in all fields of knowledge - including the culinary arts.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) However, it was in the medieval era (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Golden_Age) when Baghdad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad) was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbasid_Caliphate) that the Iraqi kitchen reached its zenith.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0) Today, the cuisine of Iraq reflects this rich inheritance as well as strong influences from the culinary traditions of neighbouring Turkey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey), Iran (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran) and the Greater Syria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Syria) area.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_cuisine#cite_note-Salloum-0)

Just quickly some Iraqi cuisine:

Tabbouleh: Popular Iraqi (and Levantine Arab) salad:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Flickr_-_cyclonebill_-_Tabbouleh.jpg/230px-Flickr_-_cyclonebill_-_Tabbouleh.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_cyclonebill_-_Tabbouleh.jpg)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/20/%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%86_%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A9. JPG/270px-%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%86_%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%88%D9%84%D8%A9. JPG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%86_%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%88%D9%84%D 8%A9.JPG)


Baba ghanoush

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Baba_Ghanoush.jpg/230px-Baba_Ghanoush.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baba_Ghanoush.jpg)

Fattoush:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Fattoush.JPG/800px-Fattoush.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Fattoush.JPG)

Typical Iraqi Meze:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Petra_metzes.jpg/800px-Petra_metzes.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c3/Petra_metzes.jpg)

Hummus:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/Hummus_from_The_Nile.jpg/800px-Hummus_from_The_Nile.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Hummus_from_The_Nile.jpg)

Muhammara

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/46/Muhammara.jpg/230px-Muhammara.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Muhammara.jpg)

Maqluba

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/71/Maqluba.jpg/800px-Maqluba.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Maqluba.jpg)

Mansaf

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Mansaf1_cropped.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/Mansaf1_cropped.jpg)

Iraqi Kibbeh served with hummus and olives.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Kibbe.jpg/800px-Kibbe.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Kibbe.jpg)

Dolma

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Armeniadoma.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Armeniadoma.jpg)

Falafel

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fb/P1010251_%282%29.jpg/300px-P1010251_%282%29.jpg (http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D9%84%D9%81:P1010251_(2).jpg)

Kibbet with mint.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/88/Kibbeh3.jpg/800px-Kibbeh3.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Kibbeh3.jpg)

Iraqi Biryani:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Iraqi_Biryani.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Iraqi_Biryani.jpg)

Mujaddara

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c9/Mujaddara.jpg/800px-Mujaddara.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Mujaddara.jpg)

Jibneh Arabieh, Arabic cheese similar to Feta.

http://news.5abr.com/newsm/25289.jpg

Taboon bread:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1b/Lch_%2820%29.JPEG/800px-Lch_%2820%29.JPEG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Lch_%2820%29.JPEG)

Lahmacun:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Lahmacun.jpg/800px-Lahmacun.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Lahmacun.jpg)

Sfiha:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/Sfiha2.jpg/800px-Sfiha2.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/Sfiha2.jpg)

Kadaif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Kinafa.jpg/800px-Kinafa.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Kinafa.jpg)


Kleicha (is the national cookie of Iraq that also was eatin in ancient Sumer and Babylonian cultures)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Kleicha.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/90/Kleicha.jpg)

There are a lot more dishes I have not included.

I have also not included any desserts, spices, soups, sauces, beverages etc.

Tor-Khan.

I agree. The cheese must be natural. But I prefer Arab yoghurts and sauces in my Falafels and Shawarmas as well as natural cheese. I do not know what it is called in English.

Insaaf_انصاف
11-16-2011, 02:25 PM
A Doner or Mac chiken lol

Afghanistan2010
11-16-2011, 02:25 PM
Maqluba
Dolma and Lachm aj Jun we too make its sooo delicious

emkhan
11-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Tuna sandwich I love.

Afghanistan2010
11-16-2011, 02:44 PM
Tuna sandwich I love.


oh this costs to much in paris ...around 5 , i too like it.

emkhan
11-16-2011, 02:51 PM
oh this costs to much in paris ...around 5 , i too like it.

In London, its for 3 quids from where I buy.

IamDZJ
11-16-2011, 02:54 PM
I don't like shawarmas. No offense to anyone but they are really greasy and messy at the same time. You can't have it twice in a week without feeling as if you are forcing yourself to eat it. Or maybe I feel that way because I had one for 9 months everyday for lunch because that was the only halal food I could find in the area where I worked.
Can we not talk about things other than sandwiches in here??

al-arab
11-16-2011, 02:56 PM
That is good Afghanistan2000. I am sure you have more dishes that resembles our Arabic ones.

About fish sandwiches. Nobody has probably heard about this here but my favourite fish Shawarma/Falafel/Sandwich is the one with Masgouf (very famous Iraqi dish)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUfYKeSZWpY)

samir milan السمك المسكوف العراقي اسماك الغدير السيده. دمشق - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJwq2nS2q4)

al-arab
11-16-2011, 03:01 PM
I don't like shawarmas. No offense to anyone but they are really greasy and messy at the same time. You can't have it twice in a week without feeling as if you are forcing yourself to eat it. Or maybe I feel that way because I had one for 9 months everyday for lunch because that was the only halal food I could find in the area where I worked.
Can we not talk about things other than sandwiches in here??


You need to try the authentic ones in the Middle East. Western made and authentic local can not be compared. There are 100 different Shawarmas and Falafels in Iraq and most other Arab countries.

IamDZJ
11-16-2011, 03:03 PM
I am not going to Iraq just to try authentic shwarma.

al-arab
11-16-2011, 03:04 PM
Anthony Bourdain Tries Iraqi food in Dubai - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r3ZKOEVBIQ&feature=channel_video_title)[/URL]

Here you can see more of the Masgouf dish. It is very unique and tasty from Babylonian times.

You do not need to go to Iraq to try it. It can found in whole Middle East and Arab world. I do not live in Iraq myself but in the Gulf.

Karachi
11-16-2011, 03:12 PM
^ how is Iraqi biryani?

al-arab
11-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Biryani orginates in the Arab and Persian world. I have only eaten Arab Biryanis, don't know Pakistani or Indian.

Here is a description of Iraqi Biryani:

Al Biryani is one of many famous dishes from the traditional Iraqi kitchen.[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-7) It is widespread in Iraq as well as many other middle eastern countries. It is also very popular and considered a staple cuisine throughout the Kurdish territories (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_cuisine).[9] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-8) Different variations of biryani can be found in the different regions of Iraq. It is believed that the cooking style of "Dum" or "cooking in steam" style of cooking has its origins in Arabia.[10] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-9) Typically with Iraqi biryani the rice is usually saffron based with either lamb or chicken being the meat or poultry of choice. Iraqi biryani is usually quite mild in terms of its spicyness when compared to its south-east Asian variants. Some variations include vermicelli or mixed nuts and raisins spread liberally over the rice.[11] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-10)[12] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-11)[13] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-12)[14] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-13)[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-14)[16] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-15)[17] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-16)[18] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani#cite_note-17)

Haris
11-16-2011, 08:04 PM
Here you have an Iraqi Shawarma sandwich.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y-z-fb-HGGA/RtmKr63xxbI/AAAAAAAACi8/T01TacktFNI/s1600/Shawarma.jpg



:Drool:

Laila
11-16-2011, 09:46 PM
Am i the only one who hasnt tried a shawarma? It seems very smiliar to gyros.

Gulalai
11-16-2011, 10:38 PM
i haven't had shawarma :shy:
but it looks like doner & i've had doner lol

al-arab
11-16-2011, 11:25 PM
You girls (?) really need to try Iraqi (Arab) cousine you will not be dissapointed just look at the photos.:)

What about Falafel? Or Fatayer?

Adam
11-16-2011, 11:31 PM
Funny thing is, I had falafel but it was from a persian place and I had a shawarma but it was from a kurdish place

They jackin yo peoples dishes

I had a chicken and cheese fatayer from this arab place, it was goooooood

Leonine
11-16-2011, 11:35 PM
when i was new to uni, there was this lebanese restaurant where i was introduced to all these arab foods. i livd off of shawarma for a month or so lolll

IamDZJ
11-16-2011, 11:35 PM
someone once bought me a sandwich from somewhere i don't remember...it was heavenly delicious...it had mushrooms and whatnot.. i have been searching every cafeteria's fridge like a hungry cat for that type of a sandwich for years now. i could live to be 90 and not forget that sandwich...:lal9:

falafel is gross.

Afghanistan2010
11-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Am i the only one who hasnt tried a shawarma? It seems very smiliar to gyros.

isn't it of pig meat ? :dead:

Afghanistan2010
11-17-2011, 06:53 AM
someone once bought me a sandwich from somewhere i don't remember...it was heavenly delicious...it had mushrooms and whatnot.. i have been searching every cafeteria's fridge like a hungry cat for that type of a sandwich for years now. i could live to be 90 and not forget that sandwich...:lal9:

falafel is gross.



this sounds like that episode of how i met your mother which i saw somewhere.

al-arab
11-17-2011, 11:49 AM
There is no pig in Arabic cousine.

Falafel is very good so is Shawarma and Fatayer.

I can also recommned Kabsa a traditional food of Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Iraq.

For those who speak Arabic you can take a look here and see how it is done.

&#x202b;كبسة الدجاج الجزء الأول&#x202c;&lrm; - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWqRbCy8P-4)

In English:

kabsa dedicated to saudia - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re5Vyc0iQ6g)

IamDZJ
11-17-2011, 12:03 PM
I would like for you to stop hoaging on my thread. Falafel is not a ****ing sandwich neither is shawarma.

Insaaf_انصاف
11-17-2011, 01:06 PM
I would like for you to stop hoaging on my thread. Falafel is not a ****ing sandwich neither is shawarma.


Why are you so agressive ?

He just show you the iraqi foods with enthusiasm and you, you reply like that ?

You stupid ****

IamDZJ
11-17-2011, 01:15 PM
Why are you so agressive ?

He just show you the iraqi foods with enthusiasm and you, you reply like that ?
You stupid ****

I don't care how much enthusiasm he puts behind it. It's still not a sandwich. There are plenty amount of threads dedicated to Arabic food in this forum and if not then you are welcome to start one for him.

Insaaf_انصاف
11-17-2011, 02:47 PM
I don't care how much enthusiasm he puts behind it. It's still not a sandwich. There are plenty amount of threads dedicated to Arabic food in this forum and if not then you are welcome to start one for him.

Ok

But i'm just talkin about the way you reply to him

Why do you use the word " ***king " ?
You can say it in another way...

Hm... :(

IamDZJ
11-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Ok

But i'm just talkin about the way you reply to him

Why do you use the word " ***king " ?
You can say it in another way...

Hm... :(


I don't feel like saying it any other way. Why don't you get used to the way I am saying it??*

Adam
11-17-2011, 03:27 PM
I would like for you to stop hoaging on my thread. Falafel is not a ****ing sandwich neither is shawarma.



Wikipedia would disagree with you on that one pal

Nora
11-17-2011, 03:57 PM
ur joka^

Insaaf_انصاف
11-17-2011, 07:00 PM
I don't feel like saying it any other way. Why don't you get used to the way I am saying it??*



Your agressivity .