Doner kebab (also spelled döner kebab) (UK: / /, US: / /; Turkish: döner or döner kebap [dœˈneɾ ceˈbap]) is a type of kebab. A Doner can be made from lamb, chicken or beef. It is cooked on a vertical rotisserie then thinly sliced. When bought from kebab shops it usually comes with salad or french fries.
Doners are often eaten as take-away food on the way home after a night out. There are several common ways in which doner kebabs are served.
- Wrapped in pita bread (the most common)
- On pita bread
- Served as a dish of "doner meat" (and maybe chips), typically including salad
- Often preferred to be garnished with a range of sauces such as tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, chili sauce, mint or garlic sauce.
It is a very popular German fast food. The Döner was introduced to the Germans in the 1970s.
In the UK[change | change source]
Kebabs are very much part of the Friday and Saturday night culture in the UK rather than breakfast or lunchtime food. UK doner kebab often uses a different mixture of spices, because immigrants from Cyprus run many of the shops. They may offer doner, shish (lamb and chicken) and kofte kebabs, with a 'special' including some of each with bread and chips.
References[change | change source]
- Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Germany: Restaurants in Weimar ordered to rename doner kebabs | DW | 27.10.2019". DW.COM. Retrieved 2021-05-23.