Kabab delivery from Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub

It’s no secret that Middle Eastern food holds a certain appeal to my fam.

Even my youngest couldn’t resist beef kabab, and has been known to demolish several helpings of this dish in one sitting.

With the pandemic still raging outside the safety of our home, the family can’t go out to dine at our usual kabab haunts. Fortunately, Hubby has discovered a resto that can not only cater to our kabab cravings but can supply the side dishes we love so well.

What’s more, its Middle Eastern food offerings are quite affordable and easily accessible.

Cheers to Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub, now available for long distance delivery on GrabGood!

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

First established at Ortigas Home Depot in 2006, Uncle Moe‘s Shawarma Hub focused its offerings towards premium yet affordable Middle Eastern food.

Since then, it has branched out to fifteeb locations across the metro, serving a carefully curated menu stripped down to what its clientele keeps coming back to.

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

For several weeks now, Hubby would oftentimes order some kababs from Uncle Moe’s via GrabFood for his midnight snack (which he is obligated to share with whoever among us is still awake, hehehe!). The fam grew to love Uncle Moe’s offerings and we started to look forward to it more and more.

At the tail end of a particularly hectic weekend, I decided to heed Hubby’s request and ordered our faves from Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub for our Sunday dinner.

This included:

Hummus (Php185). A popular Middle Eastern dip, spread or dish in itself made from cooked chickpeas (garbanzos), tahini, lemon juice and garlic. It is best enjoyed with fresh pita bread.

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

Moutabal (Php185). A version of the baba ghanoush made with mashed broiled eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and various seasonings. It has a yummy savory and smokey flavor which complements many Mediterranean dishes.

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

Ox Brain (Php195). Made with fried ox brain sprinkled with a bit of citrus juice, it adds a lot of richness to any Mediterranean dish it accompanies.

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

Beef Kabab Tray (Php510). Eight pieces of juicy beef kababs accompanied by four pieces of pita bread, garlic and red chili sauce as well as tomato-onion salsa.

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

Given my fam’s huge appetites and our love for kababs, it’s no wonder that we were able to finish off two orders of Beef Kabab Tray, three orders of Ox Brain, two orders of Hummus and an order of Moutabal, all in a single meal!

Uncle Moe’s
Uncle Moe’s

So if you’re on the lookout for delicious yet affordable Middle Eastern food, grab your phone and order from Uncle Moe’s Shawarma Hub via GrabFood!

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Hassan Kababs & Steaks, Katipunan

Have a sudden and irresistible craving for Mediterranean food at an inconvenient time?

There’s no need to wait for the conventional mealtimes to have your taste of strong and fresh flavors of Mediterranean cuisine because Hassan Kababs & Steaks along Katipunan Avenue is open 24/7.

We went here during a night out with the extended family as this restaurant is highly recommended by my bro who found the food served quite delicious yet affordable.

Among the highlights of our meal are:

10″ Keema Pie (Php200). Flavorful bits of grilled ground beef and minced onions doused with strewn across a layer of melted cheese on top of a crisp pita bread crust. I think I can eat several of this all by myself.

Hassan Kabab and Steaks, Katipunan

Koobedeh Beef Kabab (Php160 regular | Php290 large). Two pieces of grilled ground beef served with grilled tomato, onion and rice with butter. Always a safe bet!

Hassan Kabab and Steaks, Katipunan

Beef Shawarma Plate (Php120). Minced rotisserie-grilled marinated beef served on a plate with fresh tomato, onion, cucumber and pita bread.

Hassan Kabab and Steaks, Katipunan

Beef Kabab with Ox Brain (Php270). The beef kababs are accompanied by a serving of ox brain along with with grilled tomato, onion and rice with butter. Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!

Hassan Kabab and Steaks, Katipunan

Hassan’s flavors are bold and fuss-free. While the presentation of the food and the place may not be Instagrammabale, the resto is well worth a visit.

Personally, I’m just glad to discover there’s a place to go for my late-night kabab cravings.

This Hassan Kaban & Steaks branch is located at 197-C Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Milagrosa, Blue Ridge, Quezon City. While it maintains its 24/7 operations during the enhanced community quarantine, it only caters to takeout/pickup (call +63 935 7150253 to pre-order) and delivery requests via Lalamove Purchase Service and Grab Assistant.

Other branches are located at:

  • 9 Visayas Avenue Extension, Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
  • Aquilina Street, Fronting Marikina City Engineering Office, Santo Nino, Marikina City
  • The Avenue, Felix Avenue, San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal

Hassan Kabab & Steaks Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Three reasons to have your Sunday brunch at Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

I believe that Sunday mornings are a time to be lazy in the sense that you deserve some downtime after each hectic work week. It is a time to wake up a bit late (catching up on some zzz’s you cut short Monday to Friday by having to get up at the crack of dawn to make it to work on time), take a stress-free drive along the city’s streets (with only a bit of light traffic, thankfully!) and meet up with friends to catch up over a tasty meal.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

That’s what I did last Sunday together with my foodie friends from #SaanSaPH and #WeLoveToEatPH.

The venue for this lovely get-together? Sultan Mediterranean Grill in Salcedo Village.

And here are three reasons why you should hold a similar Sunday brunch here.

One: It’s a hidden gem in the heart of Makati

You would think that the Makati area is always a hotbed of frenetic activity but come weekends, it is actually quite laid-back and quiet, perfect for the titas who just want to have a catch up with friends while enjoying a tasty meal.

This restaurant is located in one of the old buildings along one of the side streets from Paseo de Roxas which, sans the weekday office crowd, is free from traffic jams and has lots of available parking space.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

The resto itself, which opened in 2010, has a cozy hole-in-the-wall quality. Walls lined with white subway tiles are accented by Middle Eastern-style artworks and spice shelves. The seating area can accommodate thirty people so if you want to hold an intimate family party here, you’d be right on the mark.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Two: It takes you on a journey through the deliciously complex flavors of Mediterranean cuisine

You know that basic and blah flavors will not do for you, especially not for your Sunday brunch, right?

Well, Sultan Mediterranean Grill brings you exciting flavors through exotic dishes that will tease your tastebuds while sating your appetite.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

The resto’s menu is comprised of the flavorfully diverse dishes from countries spanned by the Ottoman empire. This cuisine is influenced by impact of the Mediterranean Sea to the region’s climate, agriculture and history, giving rise to food centered around oil (from olives), bread (from wheat) and wine (from grapes) with many influences from nearby European countries such as Spain and Italy.

For our Sunday brunch, Sultan Mediterranean Grill laid out a feast of its bestsellers which included:

Wild Mushroom Soup (Php150). A creamy and hearty soup made from scratch with porcini, shiitake and button mushroom. It has a rich and earthy flavor and it got us all excited for the rest of dishes.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Combination of 3 Dips (Php330). Freshly made pita bread carefully wrapped in cloth to be dipped into hummus (made from blended chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon and garlic, muhammara (a subtly sweet dip with smoky undertones made from roasted red peppers) and baba ghanouj (the classic Middle Eastern dip made from roasted eggplants blended with olive oil and spices). The pita bread were warm, soft, slightly chewy and perfectly frame the flavors of the dips.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Grilled Vegetable Salad (Php280). Crisp lettuce tossed with grilled beef, eggplants, zucchini, pumpkin, corn, bell pepper and onions and served with homemade tarragon dressing. If you don’t often eat vegetables, try this and the smokey flavor of the veggies will help you develop a new appreciation for plant-based food.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Vitamin Boost (Php280). A salad of mixed lettuce, grilled chicken, quinoa, mango, orange slices, cranberries, onions, cucumber and walnuts and served with orange cranberry dressing. I just love the mixture of fresh and fruity flavors in this salad.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Beryani Rice (Php100 for solo | Php250 for family). A classic Persian rice dish flavored with special herbs and spices.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Beef Shawarma (Php160). Sultan’s signature shawarma makes use of the resto’s secret blend of seasoning that helps to tenderize the beef prior to grilling. Served with cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and packed inside a warm pita, it is already a meal by itself or a welcome addition to our feast.

Sultan, Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makti

The Sultan’s Kabab Platter (Php625). A combination of any four of Sultan’s kababs and skewers, ours consist of chicken kabab, beef kabab, lamb kabab and beef koobideh. Made from imported meats, these kababs are flavorful and juicy, well-complemented by the beryani rice or by any of the dips then wrapped in a piece of pita bread.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Braised Lamb Shanks (Php625). Juicy lamb shanks stewed and braised in mixture of herbs and spices for three hours before being served with buttery Basmati rice. The meat is so tender, it literally falls off the bone!

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Fruit Yogurt Shakes (Php115 each). Fresh fruit blended with yogurt, adding a bit of tartness that complement the sweetness. Mine is the Mixed Berry shake which blends blueberries, blackberries and strawberries into a refreshing drink that goes well with Sultan’s signature dishes.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Three: A Mediterranean food is good for you

Mediterranean cuisine’s predilection for vegetables, fruit, whole grains and the use of healthy fats from olive oil make Mediterranean dishes quite healthy. Dining on these exotic fare gives you the double benefit of great taste and good health. However, as with everything else in life, moderation is key.

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

So this Sunday, make Sultan Mediterranean Grill the setting for your brunch with friends or family (or both!) to enjoy great flavors in cozy and quiet surroundings.

Many thanks to Ms. Remy and the crew of Sultan Mediterranean Grill for the warm welcome and the delicious meal!

Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati

Sultan Mediterranean Grill is located at Valero Plaza Condominium, San Agustin Street, Salced Village, Makati City, open daily from 11am to 10pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 8944900.

Other branches may be found at:

  • Victoria Plaza, 1 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
  • The Corner Market, Second Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Sultan Mediterranean Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclosure: Together with other foodies, I attended a foodie meet-up held in this restaurant.  All the food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.

Check out my reviews of other restaurants serving Mediterranean dishes:

Affordable Kebab Meal at Mazza Shawarma

What do you do if your family is hankering for a meal of kebab and rice but you’re on a budget? Drop by Mazza Shawarma, of course!

Beef kebabs are a particular favorite for my family. We love the tender and smoky-flavored of the marinated and grilled ground beef, complemented by buttered rice, and garlic and chili sauces.

Our meal consisted of:

  • Four orders of beef kebab meals (Php130 each) which come with two kebab sticks, buttered, cucumber, tomatoes and onions
  • Grilled tomatoes and onion (Php20 each)
  • One order of ox brain (Php90), we consider this our indulgence
  • Red iced tea (Php30 each)

All in all, it was an enjoyable meal, made even more fun by the fact that we spent just a little under Php1000!

This Mazza Shawarma branch is located at the Eastwood City Walk 2, Libis, Quezon City.

Mazza Shawarma Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato