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Mechoui Alley information
Just before noon, the vendors at this row of stalls start carving up steaming sides of mechoui (slow-roasted lamb). Point to the best-looking cut of meat, and ask for a nuss (half) or rubb (quarter) kilo. The cook will hack off falling-from-the-bone lamb and hand it to you with fresh-baked bread, cumin, salt and olives in a takeaway baggie, or serve it to you on paper in a nearby stall.