Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Quebec (inc. Montreal) >
May 30, 2010 11:13 PM

Shish Taouk on pita with dark meat chicken

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

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. That would be a nice find. I find the white meat ones are just too dry.

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

      8 Replies
      1. re: hungryann

        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.

        1. re: hungryann

          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.

          1. re: BLM

            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.

            1. re: hungryann

              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).

              1. re: BLM

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

                1. re: kpzoo

                  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.

                  1. re: BLM

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

                    1. re: kpzoo

                      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. 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.

          3 Replies
            1. re: kpzoo

              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.

            2. The original comment has been removed
              1. Try the Shish Taouk at Marché Adonis. Don't remember if it's white or dark but man is it delicious.