origin. Popular in Montreal
. It's a pita wrap with chicken, lettuce, tomato, a peculiar purple cabbage-like vegetable, and a creamy garlic sauce. Served warm and best with hot sauce
. Related to Falafel
pitas, but with chicken instead of falafel and spiced beef, respectively.
Interestingly, the chicken is pressed into a large, cylindrical shape and placed on a vertical spit rotating near toaster lights. It is shaved off using a large prong and knife. Occasionally, the chicken will come out pink. Don't complain - it's probably okay to eat.
In Montreal, the best place for Shish Taouk is Fattouch (pronounced Fa-Toush), located at 3673 St-Laurent. For those of you unfamiliar with the Montreal addressing scheme, that's about three quarters of the way North up the block from Prince Arthur heading towards Pine, on the right-hand side.