Sic Parvis Magna. In latin, it means: “From small beginnings great things come”. It was the first thing that came to mind when when I first tried the 100% authentic shawarma from the humble little kiosk of Beiruti Bite Express.
BBE is an extension of Beiruti Bite, which started in 2012 when founder and owner Saad Aggag was looking for authentic food from his home Lebanon here in Philippines. Feeling disappointed and a bit homesick because he couldn’t find anything, he took it upon himself to put up his own Lebanese restaurant and decided to share it with everyone else. A couple of years later, Saad saw the huge market for fast food in Metro Manila, beginning what could very well be the only fast food shawarma joint that delivers distinctive, healthy, and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
“I envision Beiruti Bite Express as the next up and coming major franchise for healthy and authentic Lebanese cuisine”, says Saad Aggag.
During my time here in Philippines, I’ve noticed that a lot of restaurants or pop-ups claim that they serve bona fide cuisine of the country they represent. On the contrary, most of them skimp on the details and even apply a Filipino style in order to appeal to the local palate. Saad deviates from the trend and does it right; Beiruti Bite Express uses ingredients faithfully indicative of Lebanese cuisine. BBE even torches the pita wraps just like they do back in Saad’s home country. It’s costly and time consuming but results in excellent quality, healthy, less oily shawarma. Albeit, Beiruti Bite Express aims to provide only “the best and most authentic shawarma at a very affordable price.”
Keeping to Lebanese tradition, BBE’s Chicken and Beef Shawarmas are loaded with fries, tomatoes, pickles and tahini paste. They now come in 3 distinct sizes: Regular Size (PHP 59), Titan Size (PHP 99 @ 400g) and Challenger Size (PHP 199 at 800g). These price rates are so affordable! Finish their Challenger-sized Shawarma within 2 minutes to get it for free! Shawarma lovers are sure to be in for a belly-busting treat from BBE!
Something unique to Beiruti Bite Express is the Cheese Saj. Think of it as a Lebanese quesadilla. One of BBE’s bestsellers, the Beef Saj (PHP 95) is a beef shawarma wrap loaded with their secret mozzarella cheese blend.
To wash it all down is the refreshing Minted Lemonade (PHP 65).
Beiruti Bite Express is located in the ground floor of Market! Market! next to Beyond the Box, but an extension of the kiosk just launched on the 2nd floor.
Location: 2/F and G/F Market! Market!, Near Beyond the Box, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Sunday to Thursday: 10 AM to 9 PM
Friday to Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Contact Numbers: (+63 927) 511-3405 / (+63 947) 645-5098