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German-style Döner Kebab in Philly?

Bada Bing | Dec 1, 200910:22 AM

Around New Year's, I'll have a few days in Philly, and I am hoping that there might be somewhere there that makes Döner Kebabs in the way that Turks in Germany do. I live in the midwest, where these are unheard of. And really, I've never seen them in the USA.

To be clear: Döner Kebabs are sandwiches somewhat like the much more available Greek-style shawarmas or gyros. Lamb and beef are thinly sliced, layered onto a vertical rotisserie, and cooked from the side. Then seared meat is shaved off to order from the stack. In Berlin, where I liked them best in Germany, the meat was shoveled into a bread that was more bread-like than pita (fladenbrot), and it was garnished with lettuce, sliced cabbage, onions, cukes, and maybe tomato, and we would typically use a spicy red sauce (along with, or instead of the mild and white Greek-style tsatsiki sauce which we typically se in the USA). I attach a picture of the real German thing.


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