Döner is King! Lemme take a moment to tell ya’all about one of my favorite foods in Germany.
Döner Kebab is a Turkish dish made of juicy, tender, lamb meat cooked on a vertical (rotisserie style) spit and sliced off to order. It is a spinning carousel of deliciousness.
So how did Turkish food become so popular in Germany? There are many Turkish people who have immigrated to Germany from the late 60´s on. The large numbers of Turks were invited to come to Germany as guest workers, to fill an acute labour shortage caused by the Wirtschaftswunder after the war. Most of these Turkish workers eventually stayed in Germany and began opening small food shops and takeaways. Thus, Germany’s MAGICAL Döner Kebab is risen! Hallelujah! Even though it is not technically a German food, the Döner has squirmed its way into German culture. In fact, Germans eat about 200 to 300 tons of Döner Kebab per day!
The Döner Kebab in Germany comes in the form of a sandwich. They use a toasted flat bread and fill it with meat, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, onions, and a variety of sauces. Sauces include hot sauce (scharfe Soße), herb sauce (Kräutersoße), curry sauce (Currysoße), cocktail sauce (Cocktailsoße) garlic sauce (Knoblauchsoße), or yogurt (Joghurtsoße).
Döner macht schöner! (Döner makes it better!)