Shish taouk (Arabic: شيش طاووق, Turkish: Tavuk şiş(kebabı), Azerbaijani: Toyuq kababı ) is a traditional Arabic and Turkish shish kebab (brochette), which can also be found in Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian and Iraqi cuisines, but is made in kabab houses in many cities around the world. The dish is popular in Israel, known as shipudei pargiyot (Hebrew: שיפודי פרגיות). A similar dish in Persian cuisine is the traditional jujeh kabab.
Cubes of chicken are skewered and grilled. Common marinades are based upon yogurt or a tomato puree, though there are many variations. Shish taouk is typically eaten with garlic paste toum.
Shish means skewer in Turkish (it has been adopted in Lebanese-Arabic and Syrian-Arabic dialects, although seekh is the word for skewer in classical Arabic); and taouk or tavuk (pronounced "tah-wouk") means chicken in Turkish. Tawook can refer to other kinds of poultry, e.g., peacock (Tawouk/Tauwos in Arabic طاووس).
Methods of serving 
The Turkish version is served with rice and a garlic paste along with vegetables. The Lebanese version is usually served with hummus and tabbouleh salad. The sandwich version comes in a flat bread or pita wrap seasoned with garlic paste, along with lettuce, tomatoes, and pickled turnips. It is widely eaten in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, the Palestinian Territories, and Israel, either as a sandwich or on a platter with vegetables, sometimes with chips French fries.
In Montreal, the term shish taouk refers both to a skewered cubed chicken dish and to a type of chicken shawarma.
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