Jacob’s Shawarma Now Open in Robinson’s Magnolia

I finally explored the newest mall around my area and look at what I found? Jacob’s Shawarma now has a branch! They are famous for their Turkish doners so do not expect the typical Persian shawarma that you see around. Just saw the owner, Jacob, ensuring that the soft opening is running smoothly. 😉

They are located at the basement, foodcourt level.

Here’s our experience at their original resto: http://www.foodtrippings.com/mediterranean/first-taste-of-turkish-shawarma-at-jacobs/

First Taste of Turkish Shawarma at Jacob’s

Salmon Shawarma at Jacob's Shawarma

We Filipinos are already familiar with shawarma but most of us only know the Persian type of Shawarma. I have been reading (and hearing) a lot about this place in Ortigas called Jacob’s Shawarma which serves the best shawarma in town.

While we were there on a Wednesday night, we were able to catch the owner of the restaurant who is Jacob Cortes. He’s Turkish and has been in the Philippines for almost a year now. He’s not only the owner, he’s also the cook and is very “hands on” in his restaurant. We had a little chat while eating our Salmon Shawarma. I learned that he’s also a model (ladies and guys looking for men, he’s good looking!) which he does in between manegerial obligations. Continue reading “First Taste of Turkish Shawarma at Jacob’s”

Ziggurat: Indian, Mediterranean, African and Mideast Cuisine


“Ziggurat” is derived from the Assyrian term ziqquratu which means ‘high’. The word Ziggurat actually means temple ( like the ones in the Mesopotamian times).

This restaurant is located in Sunette Tower, Durban St. cor Makati Ave in Makati ( it’s actually near P. Burgos St). They’re open 24 hours by the way so if you’re craving for some authentic kebabs at the middle of the night, this is the place to go. We actually went there at 3 am, after having a round of drinks in Greenbelt 2.

The place is actually cozy and simple. It’s a bit small so it’s better to call for reservation if you’re more than 5 people. They have an open area and an enclosed area. You could also have some hookah there. Continue reading “Ziggurat: Indian, Mediterranean, African and Mideast Cuisine”