Doner Kebab History
Döner Kebabs are a traditional Turkish dish made from meat roasted vertically on a rotisserie (spit). The vertical rotisserie was first invented and used in the 19th-century across the Ottoman Empire. Döner Kebabs became the inspiration for dishes such as the Arabic Shawarma, Greek Gyros, and Mexican al Pastor.
The Döner & Dürüm Kebab were popularised in Berlin, Germany by Turkish immigrants in the early 1970's. The dish developed an original form into a distinctive style of sandwich with salad vegetables, sauces, sold in large portions at affordable prices. Since then, this popular food has spread across Europe and the wider World.
What's The difference between Döner Kebab & a Dürüm Kebab?
The main difference between a Döner Kebab and a Dürüm Kebab is the type of bread the meat is served in. The Döner has an open & stuffed Pitta bread as a traditional sandwich, the Dürüm is a thin wheat Tortilla rolled up on itself, but with the same ingredients. A FALAFEL filling is also a delicious vegetarian option.
Here is a quick guide to Kebab Meat, Falafel, Döner and Dürüm
SLOW ROASTED MEAT COOKED ON A ROTISSERIE (SPIT)
Meat is filleted and compressed onto a large (rotisserie) spit, forming a long cylinder of meat. The meat is placed on the rotisserie vertically, with a heat source on one side, and then slowly rotated to cook. As people order, the chef shaves off small pieces of cooked meat, gradually exposing uncooked layers for cooking. A classic worth trying.
The meat is rich and flavourful, as it cooks slowly, & it bastes itself in its own juices.
LAMB | BEEF | CHICKEN
MEAT, SALAD VEGETABLES AND SAUCES INSIDE A SOFT PITTA
This classic dish is served inside an open Pitta bread. Slices of Beef or Chicken Kebab meat are inserted into the pitta accompanied by different salad vegetables and our signature sauces. A Döner is more filling than a Dürüm due to the soft and thicker consistency of the bread.
A flavourful Vegetarian alternative made with chickpeas and fava beans ground into a paste, formed into balls, and then fried. Served in Pitta bread.
MEAT, SALAD VEGETABLES AND SAUCES INSIDE A WHEAT TORTILLA
The Dürüm Kebab contains the same meat and fillings as the Döner Kebab but is served in a wheat tortilla, which is then rolled up (like a wrap). It is easier to handle and less messy to eat. Popular with diners when eating in their vehicles or on the move outside. Same delicious taste in a lighter meal.
A flavourful Vegetarian alternative made with chickpeas and fava beans ground into a paste, formed into balls, and then fried. Wrapped in a Tortilla.