Kebab

Kebab

Late summer afternoons can be enjoyed with the freshness of a yogurt drink and the sizzle of kebabs on the barbecue. Skewered and grilled over the heat of burning coals, there are variations in type and presentation to be found amid warm discussions and the laid-back simplicity of family gatherings.

Some are large chunks accompanied by slices of onion and pepper, and yet others, such as the kofta, take ground meat with a mince of onion, parsley and garlic and spice it with turmeric.

At the table, the kebab can be found seated on a bed of steaming basmati rice next to grilled vegetables, where rich juices seep from soft lamb and beef, and saffron and lemon is infused into tender chicken.

A staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, the kebab has been influential in the migration of Ottoman foodways, and into other parts of Europe as well. In Scarborough, this testament of migration has traveled with the diaspora and lives through the availability of meat at butchers and grocers within the area, as well as the numerous Middle Eastern and Mediterranean grills offering experiences of the many varieties of kebab.

Kebab

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with kebab

Adi Biriyani & Kabab House
place Birchmount Plaza, 462 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.699.8328
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.20
Al Tanoor
place 1993 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 647.341.6000
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Altayeb Kabab
place 1801 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.901.6631
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Amazing Shawarma
place 2928 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.431.9090
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.10
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Armenian Kitchen
place 1646 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.7722
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Best Kabab and Karahi
place 232 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.216.0707
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 22:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
Family Shawarma & Falafel
place 3121 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.496.8010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
Ibrahim BBQ
place 1967 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.615.1010
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to Wednesday 05:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Johnny's Shawarma
place 1904 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.298.7917
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.40
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Naan and Kabob
place 1801 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.285.8191
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.20
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Ruby's Mediterranean Cuisine
place Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, 1 Eglinton Square, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.840.0020
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.50
Safa Tika & Kabab House
place 2818 Markham Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.291.7232
star_rate Rating: 4.00
Villa Medina
place 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.279.1221
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:00:00 to 21:00:00
star_rate Rating: 2.60
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