To many, the word “Mediterranean” calls to mind sun-kissed rooftops, sparkling waves in an cerulean sea, and vibrant vistas. For foodies like me, it brings forth images of hearty dishes made with fresh produce and flavorful spices.
My love story with Mediterranean food came about because of Hubby. He introduced me to kebabs, shawarmas and hummus back when we were still dating. Twenty-plus years later, we share our love for this cuisine with our kids who look forward to our food adventures involving kebabs.
Thankfully, thirty-three-year-old food entrepreneur Adam Tan seeks to provide the metro’s denizens easy access to great-tasting Mediterranean dishes, even during quarantine.
Maximizing the existing kitchen space of his other food venture, casual dining resto Main Street in Kapitolyo, he decided to open Jamie’s Kebabs last April on a delivery basis. Its menu includes Middle Eastern staples, dishes familiar and appealing to the Pinoy palate. These include:
Hummus (Php189). A savory spread or dip made with mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Jamie’s Kebabs’ version is made even more appetizing by the addition of roasted bell peppers and fried chickpeas. This dish is served with a piece of fresh pita bread. It’s quite good when enjoyed on its own with the pita bread but adds a new dimension of flavor when added to the other dishes as a dip or a condiment.
Beef Kebab Pita Wrap (Php159). Marinated ground beef grilled in skewers and served wrapped in pita bread together with garlic sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers. Each bite brings an explosion of flavor and pleasant textures in my mouth. Like I said earlier, this also becomes phenomenal when a bit of hummus is added to the wrap.
Kebab Sampler (Php329). Beef, lamb and chicken kebab served on top of buttered rice with one grilled tomato, alongside garlic and red hot sauce. It would be enough for two (I shared it with Hubby) but a really hungry (or selfish!) Mediterranean food fanatic can easily polish this off by herself.
Jamie’s Kebabs’ offerings are great, not just of kebab fans but for budding foodies seeking to broaden their culinary horizons to include Mediterranean cuisine.
Jamie’s Kebabs is located at 10 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City, open daily from 10am to 8pm for dine-in, pickup and delivery. To order, call +63 2 72392827 or +63 917 8158187. Payments via cash, credit card, BDO bank transfer and GCash are accepted.
You may also course your order via FoodPanda or GrabFood (the resto is included among the establishments available for long distance delivery).
Taguig, Pateros and Makati residents may soon also get a taste of Jamie’s Kebabs’ dishes as a new branch is set to open Barangay Sumilang, Pasig City which could serve those markets via delivery.
Download the Grab App and get a discount on your first food order when you use my code: GRABJELLYBEANS.
Use this link to download the FoodPanda app and get Php100 off your first order.
Disclosure: Food samples were provided to facilitate an honest review.
Check out my posts on other restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine:
- Hassan Kababs & Steaks, Katipunan
- Behrouz, Tomas Morato
- Holy Shawarma, Marikina
- Noor, BGC
- Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Kapitolyo
- Sultan Mediterranean Grill, Makati
- Medley Modern Mediterranean, BGC
- The Cafe Mediterranean, Rockwell Center
- Turks, SM North EDSA
- Turks, Tomas Morato