Pita kebab

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Pita kebab

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Jun 2021, 16:31

I had a pita kebab today. Don't know why Americans call them gyros, but I had a pita kebab today. They vary in quality depending on where you buy them, and today's lunch was a big disappointment. The pita bread should be light and thin, not thick and doughy. The chili sauce and garlic dressing are a constant, they never let you down, and the chili is good on a hot summer's day. The meat should ideally be pure beef or lamb, not that processed thing you see rotating on a spit in the kitchen area. But even there, the quality can vary. Some processed kebab meat is okay, but most of it is junk, maybe offal, even. Well, so much for the kebab. I think I prefer a hot dog.

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Jun 2021, 16:48

GoogaMooga wrote:I had a pita kebab today. Don't know why Americans call them gyros



I know right? The Greeks also call them gyros! ‘Go Figure’!
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Mike Boom » 08 Jun 2021, 17:51

GoogaMooga wrote:The meat should ideally be pure beef or lamb, not that processed thing you see rotating on a spit in the kitchen area.


I think every gyro Ive ever had has come off the rotating spit thang

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby souphound » 08 Jun 2021, 17:51

GoogaMooga wrote:I think I prefer a hot dog.


Having worked for a company that "manufactured" hot dogs, and being in the office, having seen our ingredient purchases at the time, I only ever very reluctantly have a hot dog. Just saying, like. Having said that, I'm sure there are good healthier ones out there, but they are not the norm by any means.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 17:53

Mike Boom wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:The meat should ideally be pure beef or lamb, not that processed thing you see rotating on a spit in the kitchen area.


I think every gyro Ive ever had has come off the rotating spit thang


And didn't know there was a differentiation of "pure" and "processed." I thought the rotating spit was full of thin slices of the meat.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 17:55

GoogaMooga wrote:I had a pita kebab today. Don't know why Americans call them gyros, but I had a pita kebab today.


THIS is a kebab, my friend. I don't know why non-Greek Europeans call gyros kebabs! It's bonkers!

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Samoan » 08 Jun 2021, 18:29

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GoogaMooga wrote:I had a pita kebab today. Don't know why Americans call them gyros, but I had a pita kebab today.


THIS is a kebab, my friend. I don't know why non-Greek Europeans call gyros kebabs! It's bonkers!

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That's what we call a Shish Kebab and they are heavenly.

The atrocity Googa subjected himself to is known here as a Doner Kebab.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 19:15

Sorry, I was just having a bit of kebab fun!
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Postby Samoan » 08 Jun 2021, 19:27

Nonsense to the aggressiveness, I've seen more aggression on the my little pony message board......I mean I was told.

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 19:33

Samoan wrote:We live in serious times and I am grumpy.


Preach it! That makes two of us!

I remember first encountering the mysterious "Doner Kebab" when I was a summer student in Austria. A bewildering event.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 08 Jun 2021, 19:36

Speaking of Austria, how is it that you could be two hours south of FUCKING MUNICH and have no decent beer available whatsoever? Bizarre.

I gather there's an Augustiner outpost in Salzburg, but that doesn't do you much fucking good in Innsbruck, does it! You might as well be in Switzerland or FUCKING FRANCE.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Samoan » 08 Jun 2021, 19:56

Scandalous !
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Jun 2021, 20:09

The Doner on the spit comes in two variants, one is the layered pieces of meat, the other one, which I refer to as "processed", is in solid form, churned (?) and pressed together.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Jun 2021, 20:10

Danish hot dogs are king, and the Danish hot dog stand should be on UNESCO's world heritage list.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby The Prof » 09 Jun 2021, 10:48

If you go to Vienna and ask for a hot dog they just give you a sausage. That's it - a sausage on a paper plate!
Can you believe it???
You have to ask for a hot dog in bread.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Rorschach » 09 Jun 2021, 11:05

The Prof wrote:If you go to Vienna and ask for a hot dog they just give you a sausage. That's it - a sausage on a paper plate!
Can you believe it???
You have to ask for a hot dog in bread.
It's a crazy world we live in


So what happens in the Vienna IKEA?
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby The Prof » 09 Jun 2021, 11:57

I don't know, but it doesn't have car park.

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby jimboo » 09 Jun 2021, 12:20

The Prof wrote:I don't know, but it doesn't have car park.

You have to go to the park for cars.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby The Modernist » 09 Jun 2021, 12:39

Funnily enough there's no such thing as a doner kebab in Turkey. They only do chicken on the spit

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Rorschach » 09 Jun 2021, 14:07

der Freiherr wrote:
I remember first encountering the mysterious "Doner Kebab" when I was a summer student in Austria. A bewildering event.


I'm sure I remember seeing something spelt 'Kebob' in New York in the 90s. What was that then?
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