Chicken Shawarma is one of many traditional middle eastern foods that got its origins in Turkey during the time of the 18thcentury. When the dish made its way to Greece, the local people of the areas called it “gyros” which is a Greek word that means turn in English. Once the dish spread throughout the middle eastern part of the world, its name would change again to Shawarma.
The delicacy, shish tawook, or shish taouk, is known as a traditional Middle-Eastern marinated chicken meal. Shish tawook is very common in Lebanon, but they are likewise common in countries such as Egypt, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq.