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 bread, salad, 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
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.
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