The Moment Group Does It Yet Again with Shawa Wama
Just when you thought the vibrant foodie offerings at the Power Plant Mall couldn’t get any hotter (both in the literal and figurative sense), The Moment Group (TMG) was five steps ahead—as always—and is opening the first branch of its shawarma street food-esque outlet, Shawa Wama, on the ground floor of the recently updated mall.
Dovetailing the TMG pitch (they’ve already nailed Filipino, Japanese, and American cuisine), Shawa Wama is their latest addition to an impressive multi-concept portfolio. The affordable order-over-the counter concept, Shawa Wama hits those spicy “street food” cravings head on with a slew of exotic (albeit TMG tweaked) dishes and flavours hailing from Israel, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Switching out shawarma wraps for stuffed pita pockets, there are a number of other nuanced menu items to try, namely the filling rice bowls and the hummus options (the hummus, mind you, is creamier and smoother than the usual. Read: no grittiness). Meat lovers will want to try all-of-the-above Wama Specials (beef, chicken, and lamb), which can be paired with either hummus, pita or rice. The ultimate carnivore’s take out, however, has to be the 12-hour sous vide primo beef slab over rice or with the Wama Special. A hangover remedy you say? We’d have to agree.
While these certainly nip your Middle Eastern protein cravings in the bud, fret not vegetarians as the perfectly crisp and none too oily red beet falafel is rather special and the subtly sweet fried cauliflower, delightful (especially atop the creamy hummus!). The side of tangy cabbage slaw, meanwhile, can be a meal in itself with an interesting choice of sauces such ad cheese, mild green chilli, hot red bird’s eye, white garlic, and lemon garlic.
A palate refresher is an absolute must after a spicy dynamic meal, so give the special Yoghurt Baklava and Pistachio Crumble a whirl. A collaboration between Manila Creamery and TMG, this dessert is bound to go down a treat.
Shawa Wama opens end of this month. Shawa Wama is located at the P1 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City. Delivery is also readily available.