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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 09 Jun 2021, 14:10

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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?


This would’ve been about 2002, my first time in Europe.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Artgar » 09 Jun 2021, 14:10

Kabob, I've definitely seen. My Baltimore mate was raving about a place he goes to regularly there.

https://maiwandkabob.com/
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Rorschach » 09 Jun 2021, 14:38

OK, so it's maybe an east coast variant spelling, and it's just kebabs on a skewer, not something different.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby der Freiherr » 09 Jun 2021, 14:41

I think when that spelling was prevalent in America when it was a common party food in the 60s and 70s. Shish-Kabob! Which was really just grilled cubes of meat and grilled vegetables on a skewer.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 09 Jun 2021, 15:15



I can’t believe none of you know what kabob is!
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 09 Jun 2021, 15:15

GoogaMooga wrote: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 trans-chigley express » 10 Jun 2021, 06:02

Tom Waits For No One wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote: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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I have never ever seen a place using the one on the left, and I hope I never do, it looks disgusting

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Re: Pita kebab

Postby souphound » 10 Jun 2021, 14:09

trans-chigley express wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote: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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Elephants Leg (Left) and Gyros (Right)


I have never ever seen a place using the one on the left, and I hope I never do, it looks disgusting


Same here, and I couldn't agree more. Might as well have a baloney sandwich if life isn't that important to you.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Jun 2021, 17:19

I can't believe people are besmirching the classic doner elephant's leg. It's the perfect mix of tradition, nutrition and science. One of the few meals which is properly roasted in the true traditional meaning of the word, on a rotating spit in front of a fire(kind of). It has to be healthy, because you can literally see the fat dripping off it as you wait in the kebab shop. And it basically bears no relation to any part of a real animal, ever, but tastes bloody good with chilli sauce.

Bloody cavemen, I bet you didn't like the plough when that was invented, either.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby souphound » 10 Jun 2021, 18:37

Darkness_Fish wrote:I can't believe people are besmirching the classic doner elephant's leg. It's the perfect mix of tradition, nutrition and science. One of the few meals which is properly roasted in the true traditional meaning of the word, on a rotating spit in front of a fire(kind of). It has to be healthy, because you can literally see the fat dripping off it as you wait in the kebab shop. And it basically bears no relation to any part of a real animal, ever, but tastes bloody good with chilli sauce.

Bloody cavemen, I bet you didn't like the plough when that was invented, either.


:D

I had simile chicken/mayo sandwiches on white bread every day for lunch through all of high school. Let's just say it wasn't by choice.

So, dripping fat or no dripping fat, no thanks.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Six String » 10 Jun 2021, 23:04

souphound wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
Tom Waits For No One wrote:

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Elephants Leg (Left) and Gyros (Right)


I have never ever seen a place using the one on the left, and I hope I never do, it looks disgusting


Same here, and I couldn't agree more. Might as well have a baloney sandwich if life isn't that important to you.



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Re: Pita kebab

Postby harvey k-tel » 11 Jun 2021, 15:00

Give me a massive bun and a bottle of mustard and I'll eat that giant fucking hotdog.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby mudshark » 12 Jun 2021, 10:56

In the Netherlands it's called Shoarma and, especially in the early days (70's, 80s) all the food joints that sold it had Jewish names like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Shalom etc. Yet they were all run by Moroccans and Turks. We thought 'peace in our time'. Oy ve, we were wrong.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Rorschach » 12 Jun 2021, 15:19

mudshark wrote:In the Netherlands it's called Shoarma ...


It's often called Shawarma in Spain too.I think it's the original Arabic name for the food.
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby Samoan » 12 Jun 2021, 15:23

mudshark wrote:In the Netherlands it's called Shoarma and, especially in the early days (70's, 80s) all the food joints that sold it had Jewish names like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Shalom etc. Yet they were all run by Moroccans and Turks. We thought 'peace in our time'. Oy ve, we were wrong.

How do you know whether or not the owners/vendors were Jewish?
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Re: Pita kebab

Postby KeithPratt » 13 Jun 2021, 07:38

Kabab is Arabic for Roasted meat.

Shawarma is an Arabic term derived from the Turkish to "rotate".