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Travel Tastes: Doner

February 7, 2017



When I stepped off the plane in Istanbul, could immediately smell smoke and meat. The wafting from all the cigarettes and meat cooked on skewers. Walking towards the exit to the car, I walked past two or three gigantic vertical rotisseries of meat kebab. I learn quickly that this is called Doner. They shave it off with a strange mallet that is a peeler. 


After the heat around the meat has cooked it through, you get fresh meat shaving on a platter. This can come with pita, tomatoes and french fries. It can come with this amazing green sauce that I still don't know the name of.


The texture of doner is very strange for the first couple of times you eat it. If I could imagine eating paper towels, that's what I expect it to feel like in my mouth.  The taste is absolutely divine. 


It's a great meal and even better when it's authentic.


Hoping to continue to venture in my middle eastern food traditionas.




















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