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Shish Taouk on pita with dark meat chicken

BLM May 30, 2010 11:13 PM

Anyone in Montreal serving shish taouk on pita with dark meat chicken? The only places I've seen with dark meat shish taouk in Montreal, is the Jewish establishments like Chez Benny. However I'm now looking for Lebanase style shish taouk, but they all use white meat in Montreal from what I've found so far.

Chez Benny
5071 Ch Queen-Mary, Montreal, QC H3W1X4, CA

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    jay_81k RE: BLM May 31, 2010 10:01 AM

    That would be a nice find. I find the white meat ones are just too dry.

    1. hungryann RE: BLM May 31, 2010 10:10 AM

      Really? I thought it was a combination of dark and white meat, since it's cheaper than using all white meat chicken.

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        BLM RE: hungryann May 31, 2010 10:23 AM

        I'll check on that. Outside of Montreal, shish taouk(or chicken schwarma) is dark meat only I think. Usually I much prefer dark meat.

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          BLM RE: hungryann Jun 25, 2010 11:04 PM

          Tell which ones use dark & white meat for shish taouk, & are very good? So far the few I've checked lately, seem to be using white meat only.

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            hungryann RE: BLM Jun 27, 2010 07:25 PM

            I'm not sure, my comment was a speculation. I just find it odd from a business POV that these places would use exclusively white meat chicken.

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              BLM RE: hungryann Jun 27, 2010 09:30 PM

              It's a Montreal thing. In Toronto, they all use dark meat for shish-taouk, & they call it chicken schwarma. I haven't tried any chicken schwarma in Toronto yet(I didn't know they used dark meat chicken for the dish until recently).

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                kpzoo RE: BLM Jun 28, 2010 05:35 AM

                They also call it "chicken shawarma" at Antep Kebab...

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                  BLM RE: kpzoo Jun 29, 2010 12:46 AM

                  I was at Antep Kebab today. Here's what I found. Antep Kebab calls it as shish taouk for its plate dish. As a sandwich they call it chicken shish(to be absolutely sure, I took home their take-out menu to confirm). And the owner told me, they definitely use white meat only for this dish.

                  Also went to Boustan, & confirmed they call it chicken shawarma(to my knowledge the only Lebanese establishment in Montreal, that doesn't called it shish taouk). And they use a mix of white & dark meat chicken on a spit to make chicken shawarma(pretty good). Still looking for other establishments in Montreal using dark meat chicken for Lebanese shish taouk.

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                    kpzoo RE: BLM Jun 30, 2010 12:01 PM

                    Whoops. Sorry I led you astray in just about every possible way. Hope I at least got the price somewhat right. ;-)

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                      BLM RE: kpzoo Jun 30, 2010 11:10 PM

                      The price for the chicken sandwich was correct. The owner told me, there would no way he could grill the chicken cube pieces correctly if it was a mix of white & dark meats.

        2. kpzoo RE: BLM Jun 26, 2010 06:28 AM

          It isn't Lebanese, but you might want to try the Turkish-style chicken shish taouk sandwich at Antep Kebab (de Maisonneuve near Guy). Just had it yesterday for the first time, and it seemed to me to be a mix of white & dark meat. Very tasty on homemade bread, $5 including taxes.

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            BLM RE: kpzoo Jun 26, 2010 10:37 AM


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              BLM RE: kpzoo Jun 26, 2010 04:51 PM

              This is chicken that is cubed(not chicken on a spit) at Antep Kebab? At the Lebanese shish taouk places, the chicken pieces would be sliced off the spit.

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                kpzoo RE: BLM Jun 26, 2010 05:23 PM


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              Patelenberg RE: BLM Apr 11, 2011 01:27 PM

              Try the Shish Taouk at Marché Adonis. Don't remember if it's white or dark but man is it delicious.

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