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    Posted on 23 Mar 2017

    Dear Indians, The Shawarma You're Eating Is Wrong And We Need To Fix That

    First things first — learn how to pronounce the name right.

    Hello friends and patrons of gastronomy.

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    Today, I am here to speak of the humble shawarma.

    Its unassuming nature and meaty (or falafel-y) goodness have made it a worldwide favourite.

    But, I have some problems with the way this wonderful creation has been misrepresented by many.

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    I know I sound like one of these friends of yours. But, bear with me.

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    Let's begin with the basics — It's pronounced Shah-Wer-Maa. Not Shorma. Not Shwarma. In case you're still confused, here's a clip to help you out:

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    Yes, friends. Echo my thoughts.

    My second, larger problem with this is what people serve inside the shawarma. Let me illustrate. This is NOT a shawarma.

    This has way too many vegetables to qualify.

    THIS IS PROBABLY SALAD. IT'S NOT A SHAWARMA. I AM SORRY. I AM JUST BLINDED BY RAGE NOW.

    WHY ARE YOU SERVING SHAWARMAS IN TORTILLAS????? YOUR SHAWARMA IS A BABY AND MUST BE SECURELY WRAPPED IN THE LOVING ARMS OF PITA BREAD. WHAT IS THIS.

    I am not the only person with this problem.

    Rule of thumb: If there are more than two vegetables in your shawarma, it's a wrap. Maybe a roll. Call it a frankie, if you must. But, it's not a shawarma.

    This is a shawarma. All with the perfect side of fries.

    With exactly two vegetables and meat, this specimen qualifies as well.

    Save the shawarma. Educate everyone you know.