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Doner Kebab

Postby DCComic » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:44 pm

All the salads, extra chilli sauce, chips.

There's a certain delicious/disgusting sweet spot that little else hits so precisely.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby misanthrope » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:10 am

Iskender is the best.

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Postby DCComic » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:00 am

Looks nice, plated, fancy....
Too clean.

To qualify the foodstuff needs to be available in the wee small hours from a hole in the wall frequented by rowdy kids and ravenous night people. It should be delicious, have mystery ingredients and deserve a health warning. There will be a photograph of it with the price written in marker.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Wellpisser » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:18 am

Nothing like this on the way home after a night out:

http://www.maroush.com/restaurant/marou ... amp-place/

best schwarmas outside Israel

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby leela » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:41 pm

Wellpisser wrote:Nothing like this on the way home after a night out:

http://www.maroush.com/restaurant/marou ... amp-place/

best schwarmas outside Israel

That looks amazing. A bit pricey, but I want to eat there all the same.
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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:45 pm

Wellpisser wrote:Nothing like this on the way home after a night out:

http://www.maroush.com/restaurant/marou ... amp-place/

best schwarmas outside Israel


Other people drop by the kebab van for a doner.

Welllisser pops into his local Knightsbridge eaterie

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby VinnyD » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:50 pm

Good döner, especially in the form of iskender kebap, as misanthrope said, can be wonderful. Life is too short to eat crap döner. Or any crap, for that matter.

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:52 pm

I don't eat doner full stop.

Not since about 1999.

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Postby leela » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:55 pm

We went to this place on the Edgware Road a few weeks back. Just a glorified big cafe, but really delicious food, and a yuge menu.

http://www.alarez.co.uk/alarez-cafe-103-edgware-road/
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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:59 pm

I used to eat a lot of those rice wrapped in vine things.

Looks nice, really decent prices.

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby DCComic » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:30 pm

This is all too nice and upmarket.
Kebabs are supposed to be nasty. Delicious, fatty, spicy, tasty, salty post pub food tnat you eat in tne street out of a paper wrapper.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby BeatRaven » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:14 am

England's spiral mystery meats were the shittiest I ever ate. Grade Z tahini, watery lettuce, fall-apart pita bread. Paris trounces them for example, and delightfully includes french fries inside the sandwich.

In NYC, a falafel/schwarma is considered a healthy alternative to a pizza slice.

These pictures from Mamouns in the West Village conjure up what a simple, clean pleasure this food should be:

http://mamouns.com/menu#macdougal_street_ny

Dylan, Hendrix, everyone ate there when it was called something else. I went there a half century ago.

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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:24 am

This guy is in his element right now!

Ok, i will read his post.

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Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:25 am

If there's tahini or famous people go there you're missing tne point entirely. It's not meant to be healthy or wholesome. Good grief.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:26 am

Who the fuck goes for a "healthy" donner?

Ha ha ha ha ha

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Postby BeatRaven » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:29 am

In shitville, Suffolk, a good dousing of heavily diluted tahini and a banana pepper on top was the standard. Tabbouleh was strictly out of a can.

A lot of the turkish guys working in those places where holiday boyfriends. They forgot to tell Shirley Valentine that they were Iraqi.

Like you, like England itself, glorying in outright shit is always baffling.

In NYC, falafel probably outsells the mystery meat spiral 4 to 1.

Dylan went there well before Mr Tamborine Man. All the punks too.

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Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:53 am

What's baffling is why people always want to smooth the edges off. Some things are better dirty.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby BeatRaven » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:58 am

In New York, the pita doesn't break at the bottom, covering your pants in tahini/lettuce-goo. That's one rough edge they could sand off.

The big life list of wonderfully dirty things seldom includes laps.

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Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:04 am

Funny. I got structurally unsound PITA pita in Vienna, never in the UK. Maybe you were holding it wrong.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Wellpisser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:12 am

DCComic wrote:Kebabs are supposed to be nasty. Delicious, fatty, spicy, tasty, salty post pub food tnat you eat in tne street out of a paper wrapper.


Don't be ridiculous, Levantine food for the most part is very healthy as is Turkish

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Wellpisser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:16 am

Stephen_Dedalus wrote:
Wellpisser wrote:Nothing like this on the way home after a night out:

http://www.maroush.com/restaurant/marou ... amp-place/

best schwarmas outside Israel


Other people drop by the kebab van for a doner.

Welllisser pops into his local Knightsbridge eaterie

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Because Al Dar on Kings Rd closes around midnight and I like to drink a bit later than that

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Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:18 am

Wellpisser wrote:
DCComic wrote:Kebabs are supposed to be nasty. Delicious, fatty, spicy, tasty, salty post pub food tnat you eat in tne street out of a paper wrapper.


Don't be ridiculous, Levantine food for the most part is very healthy as is Turkish


Oh for pity's sake. Small town Britain, after the pub. No tahini. Loads of chilli sauce. Čop kebab.
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Postby Wellpisser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:19 am

Heaven was when the old Water Rat pub near Worlds End installed a Lebanese restaurant at the back and you could order a schwarma with your pint. Bliss during 6 Nations, WC/EC qualifying or for a midweek afternoon watching the test from Edgbaston.

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Wellpisser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:20 am

DCComic wrote:
Wellpisser wrote:
DCComic wrote:Kebabs are supposed to be nasty. Delicious, fatty, spicy, tasty, salty post pub food tnat you eat in tne street out of a paper wrapper.


Don't be ridiculous, Levantine food for the most part is very healthy as is Turkish


Oh for pity's sake. Small town Britain, after the pub. No tahini. Loads of chilli sauce. Čop kebab.


No, and no fat slags either.

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Postby BeatRaven » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:24 am

If you're up for a fiddly hour in the kitchen with a bit of bitch of blender cleaning aspect, I highly recco. making tahini from scratch.

Do that and follow the Godjira-endorsed method of skinning every chick pea, and we're talking death bed hummus.

I remember it costing me like, 4 quid. Like with 4 quid fish and chips, one must be realistic.

Street food only works in poor third world shitholes for like, a buck.

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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:39 am

Wellpisser wrote:Heaven was when the old Water Rat pub near Worlds End installed a Lebanese restaurant at the back and you could order a schwarma with your pint. Bliss during 6 Nations, WC/EC qualifying or for a midweek afternoon watching the test from Edgbaston.


Toot toot!

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Postby Wellpisser » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:07 am

clean since my 30th birthday party

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Postby mad hatter » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 am

falafel salad and chips. mmmm
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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 am

Wellpisser wrote:clean since my 30th birthday party


I didn't mean that, but myself also.

30th birthday in Havana.

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Postby VinnyD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:56 am

I don't understand people who prefer crap food to good food.

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Postby Lime_Pickle » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 pm

I don't like doner kebabs. Or the lamb mince ones (kofta?) much. I like the solid meat chunks ones - marinaded chicken or lamb (shish?) - cooked on a skewer over charcoal and then stuffed inside a warm wrap with grilled aubergine, slaw, pickled chillies, hummus/tahini and hot sauce.

There's a good place in Strutton Ground (Westminster). I tried to find a photo of the kebab place but can't. There is however this place (Mexican street food):

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And this, for awesome felafel:

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 pm

VinnyD wrote:I don't understand people who prefer crap food to good food.


I don't believe anybody made that proposition. Certainly not in this thread, so your powers of understanding are unchallenged.

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby EMG » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:41 pm

I would also greatly prefer solid meat chunks to the doner kebab minced meat stuff.

A friend of mine owns a Greek restaurant that makes amazing gyros. I like falafel but only eat it once in a blue moon.

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Postby VinnyD » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:57 pm

Shish/şış just means skewer, LP.

DCC, apparently I misunderstood what you said when you said that döner were supposed to be nasty. I thought you meant that a crap/nasty döner was preferable to a non-crap, non-nasty one. If you didn't mean that, what did you mean?

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Postby DCComic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:56 pm

Let's try and use sex as an illustrative example. Sometimes nasty sex is what's required. It isn't crap sex, it's just nasty, and all the better for it. If you replace the drinks with a bottle of rose and insist tnat you shower, play music, dim the lights and generally de-nasty things, the edge is gone.

A greasy spicy salty kebab in greaseproof paper at the end of a night in the pub is nasty, and therefor exactly hits the spot. Served at a table with a side salad, a helping of vegan healthy and a solicitous waiter takes the edge off and ruins everything.

Weren't you tne guy who said he couldn't see the beauty in the graffiti and cracked concrete of a post communist Eastern European city? Hundreds of years ago the Dutch masters hit their stride when they started to add wormholes and rotten bits to their paintings of fruit. It's the sign of a mature aesthetic. Nasty makes shit better, gym toned teeth whitened scatter cushioned have a nice day with a side salad fakery isn't interesting. Scarred, damaged, hairy kebabs in a world with chipped plates and rusty railings, please.

That's not crap. Over-polished whitened plastic is crap.
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby BeatRaven » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Is nasty sex in this example basically no-lube sex?

Because after around 45 a bitch will want to oil up.

Reading this thread makes me want to travel back to the carefree inebriated state of kebab eating days gone by.

But if I could get all the way back there, I'd be fucking an ass or something, not eating a kebab.

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Postby Wellpisser » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:02 am

DCComic wrote:Let's try and use sex as an illustrative example. Sometimes nasty sex is what's required. It isn't crap sex, it's just nasty, and all the better for it. If you replace the drinks with a bottle of rose and insist tnat you shower, play music, dim the lights and generally de-nasty things, the edge is gone.

A greasy spicy salty kebab in greaseproof paper at the end of a night in the pub is nasty, and therefor exactly hits the spot. Served at a table with a side salad, a helping of vegan healthy and a solicitous waiter takes the edge off and ruins everything.

Weren't you tne guy who said he couldn't see the beauty in the graffiti and cracked concrete of a post communist Eastern European city? Hundreds of years ago the Dutch masters hit their stride when they started to add wormholes and rotten bits to their paintings of fruit. It's the sign of a mature aesthetic. Nasty makes shit better, gym toned teeth whitened scatter cushioned have a nice day with a side salad fakery isn't interesting. Scarred, damaged, hairy kebabs in a world with chipped plates and rusty railings, please.

That's not crap. Over-polished whitened plastic is crap.


The moment is not lost when you replace a nasty elephants leg roll with a high quality schwarma-quite the reverse. Also in my youth (I've been going to Maroush pretty much all my adult life) I can recall at least 4 occasions when I've picked up there at 2am and being Knightsbridge of course no fat slags allowed. It could be more but that's the Charlie for you. Now that is good sex.

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Postby Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:14 am

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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby Lime_Pickle » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:58 pm

I like falafel but only eat it once in a blue moon


The felafel at the place I linked is awesome. It's cooked, freshly in front of you and is crunch on the outside and soft and herby/spicy/nutty in the middle. They serve it with/without a wrap, with pickled radish, pickled chillies, shredded cabbage and onion and (again) tahini and hot sauce. Always a massive queue outside.
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Postby EMG » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:21 pm

My friend's falafel restaurant is touted as 'the best in Manila' by quite a few publications and word-of-mouth.

I like it but it feels like a snack to me, not a whole meal, and I don't want to travel across town to get a snack.

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Postby Wellpisser » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:39 pm

I had falafel for lunch yesterday. Sydney (back for a month) has some truly brilliant Lebanese cafes and restaurants but Bondi Israeli us best

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Postby Lime_Pickle » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:52 am

Once you add in all the accompaniments it feels like a meal (to me).
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Re: Doner Kebab

Postby DCComic » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:57 am

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