S'wich, Dubai Marina

by Jannat & Pawan Manghnani on November 16th, 2016

About - Their Story

Shawarmas. We grew up on them. We love them. And like about a billion other people, we can’t live without them. But they haven’t changed one bit since, like forever. We’re talking the same handful of heartburn from Turkey to Tajikistan and a million street corners in between. And frankly, that’s made them boring. Where’s the choice? Where’s the healthy stuff? 

Call us crazy, but we believe food should taste good and be good for you too. So we took the old-fashioned street-style shawarma, threw in two hungry entrepreneurs and a celebrity chef then s’wiched it all up. 

We re-designed and re-crafted every part of the beloved shawarma. We baked our own breads, found local and organic suppliers, created our own sauces, and sourced premium ingredients you won’t find anywhere else. 

We tackled the boring bit head on, with a system no shawarma stand will ever be able to offer. You can create your shawarma any way you like, from more than 1 000 possible choices, there are never too many chefs in our kitchen. Then you can name it, save it and share it with others in the community. 

It’s like our very own mini-revolution. (Hey we are in the Middle East). So from now on, there will be no more dodgy shawarma fillings. No more indigestion. No more regrets. Just the same awesome (or rather, much better) taste that will very soon lead to a healthy shawarmaddiction.

Review

We were invited to try out S'wich at their Marina branch after I had been to the other branch in Jumeirah for a bloggers event! The event including creating your own sandwich, with basically our choice of fillings and not only that, but it included an exclusive meet and greet with Aneesha Rai, who then taught us a bit about food photography and the art of flatlay through an app! 

Anyways, it was a really good event, and the fact that the sandwiches we made would be still available under the given name, was truly exciting. So, in a bid to show off I asked my wife and sister to accompany me to this event. 

Finding the place was a HUGE task because, the map drops a pin to the building, and we really had to ask around to actually make it to the outlet! 

Ambiance

Well, the place is pretty much big enough to accommodate like 5 people for a dine-in. Think it majorly works for take-aways. The kitchen is open and you can see your sandwiches etc. being made! I do wish people come in pairs though, to really appreciate the kitsch tag lines and sayings and facts they have put up on their cutlery and serving boxes. It has a pretty cool vibe to it! 

Drinks

For the drinks we had one of the healthy juices each.

The Hulk:

Kale, green apples, cucumber and ginger. Almost like a digestive, this one was not the best tasting but it did feel like it was detoxing me inside out! 
​Minted Lemonade:

​Literally lemon juice with mint leaves, blended with some sugar. Not bad at all and very refreshing!
The Red Riding Good:

 
Orange:
 

Food

We were starving by the time we finally made it to the place, so we literally skimmed through the menu and ordered  fries to begin with, and then pondered on the fact that we should customise our sandwiches because s'wich is essentially about the "make your own concept". Of course you do have pre made stuff, if you cannot be asked to create and be imaginative. 
Sweet Potato Fries:

My wife is obsessed with these. We are obviously huge potato fries fans but this is her new obsession. It is a hoax, if you think it is healthier than the regular fries, because these are fried as well! They may have more fibre compared to the latter, but hey! Anyways, the S'wich version was good too, just wished they had seasoned it a bit more! 
Parmesan & Truffle Fries:

Ok, the first thing you notice about these is the fact that there is barely any parmesan on top, but the saving grace is the aromatic truffle oil flavour! It masks any other food smells and just overtakes the atmosphere. Could not stop eating them. 
Chicken S'wich:
White saj, onions, pickles, hot potato cubes, toum and truffle sauce

Good portion was the first thought when my sister saw her shawarma. She said it tasted pretty good, and that it could have had a few more condiments to it, to make it a bit more flavourful. All in all, she said it is a tad bit pricey but also worth it. 
Lettuce Plate W/ Chicken:

My wife ordered the lettuce plate which is basically a salad with chicken as a choice of protein and toppings such a a harissa, siracha and chipotle mayo. Now, you would think she would be suffering a running nose or would be crying a river, but my wife has the biggest threshold for spice and it was once again confirmed then. She said she loved her order and freshness that came with the salad and the fact that it was not doused in the dressing sauces. 
Beef Saj Customised:

So I ended up recreating my saj from the event that I went to, because yes, I like it so much. The combination of a beef filling, toum, chipotle mayo with hot potato cubes, caramelized onions and pine nuts with oregano is one of the most unusual and fulfilling combinations I have had! 

Rating

​Interiors –
Excellent

Location –
Excellent

Ambiance –
Good

Value for Money –
Good

Service & Hospitality –
Good

Quality & Taste of Food –
Excellent

Cost –
About AED40-50 Per PAX

Cuisine –
Fast Food

Phone –
80079424

Address –
​Shop 9, Marina View Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai

Verdict

We had a splendid time at S'wich. The food is commendable and I honestly felt it was value for money. Everything is gourmet style and the customisations are everything! It is not like your regular cafeteria food, hence if you are craving something of that calibre, do bother with S'wich, however if you want your shawerma not dripping with oil and filled with quality ingredients, please head there or order in. No disappointments- garunteed! 

Power Couple & Lifestyle Bloggers Jannat Manghnani (@PriyankaVidhani) & Pawan Manghnani (@AyaashPaw) love food. It's the only thing they eat. They embark on a unique adventure every evening trying to break free from the routine while soaking in a new experience, well detailed into blogs so friends & family can benefit from them. Read about the entire experience by checking out their various blogs. Remember, A drop of ink may make a million think.


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