Shawarma from bahrain..... is a popular local snack consisting of rolled pita bread filled with lamb or chicken carved from a rotating spit, and a bit of salad to boot. You’ll see countless roadside restaurants and stands offering shawarma for as little as 250 fils each, and they make a great alternative to the usual fast food of burgers and fries. In residential areas, the small cluster of shops at a mosque is often a good place to start looking for your local shawarma outlet. These restaurants and stands usually sell other dishes, such as ‘foul’ (a paste made from fava beans) and ‘falafel’ (or ta’amiya), which are small savoury balls of deep-fried beans. Many also offer freshly squeezed fruit juices for around 300 fils. The Saar/Budaiya area is home to a well-known Lebanese restaurant, Fakhruddin, whose shawarma are extremely popular with expats and locals. On the Budaiya Highway, it is hard to beat Golden Dough take-away for authentic taste. Don’t forget to mention your personal preferences to the vendor at the shawarma stand, or you may find yourself dealing with a chip-filled blow-your-brains-out spicy concoction.