Taste Berlin's Popular Street Food: Doner Kebab

Though not originally from Germany, the döner kebab is to Berlin what pizza is to New York: an immigrant food that has taken on a new life in its adopted land. The döner is a popular street food in Berlin, and today, there are more döner stands in Berlin than in Istanbul with about 720 million servings sold nationally each year. 

What is this interesting and tasty food? The German-style döners are seasoned meat processed into a cylindrical loaf bread, roasted on a spit, then thinly sliced with a long knife and wrapped in flatbread with vegetable toppings and, sometimes, a spicy sauce. Sounds yummy, right? 

A lamb version of the döner has long been a staple of Turkish cuisine. Its German version, more likely to be beef, was developed by Turkish workers in Berlin in the early 1970s. Kadir Nurman, a 78-year-old who came to Germany from Turkey in the 1960s, is considered the inventor of this street food. 

So when next in Germany, don't forget to taste the döner  kebab.

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By Blogger001 on 09/04/2013 in Berlin

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