11 Kebab Variations Around The World

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By Cooking Panda

Doner Kebab, Kebab, Shawarma, Gyro…it goes by many names, but it’s a pretty universal street food, and it’s delicious, too. Take a look at this food’s many forms, according to BuzzFeed:

1. Athens, Greece

A local food, this dish can be skewered (called Souvlaki) or sliced and wrapped (gyros). It is typically filled with meat, tomatoes, onions, French fries and tzatziki, all wrapped in Greek pita.

2. Berlin, Germany

Doner, a Turkish dish, is a common street food that comes with thinly sliced meat (veal, chicken or pork), onions, lettuce, tomato and red cabbage, covered in hot sauce or yogurt sauce on a white bread with sesame.

3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bánh mỳ döner kebab, the Vietnamese street food spin on Doner, is a baguette filled with pork, sour vegetables and a spicy chili sauce.

4. Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Doner is a wrap that usually has thinly sliced meat, lettuce, tomato, onion and sometimes french fries, all topped with a yogurt sauce.

5. Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistani kebabs are varied but usually consist of grilled, heavily seasoned minced meat, sometimes with a crispy flour coating. This family meal is usually served with yogurt sauce and mint chutney and eaten with tandoori bread (naan) or parantha, an oilier South Asian bread.

6. London, England

Kebab, or doner kebab, a Turkish and Pakistani dish, is thinly sliced meat (lamb, chicken or beef) in a pita with tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, chilis and cabbage, with garlic and chili sauce.

7. Madrid, Spain

Kebab, a Turkish-inspired dish, consists of lamb or beef in a pita or wrap with vegetables.

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8. Mexico City, Mexico

Lamb and lettuce with sauce on a tortilla makes Lebanese tacos árabes.

9. Moscow, Russia

Shaurma, or Shaverma, is an Armenian dish with thinly sliced meat and veggies in a lavash bread, often drenched with mustard and ketchup.

10. Mumbai, India

Shawarma is shredded chicken with lettuce, beetroot, carrots and fries, with spicy chili sauce and garlic mayo.

11. New York City, New York

Usually called shawarma, the name varies by locale, just as this Turkish, Afghan and Pakistani dish varies. It can be skewered ground meat or greasy, thinly sliced European-style meat. It usually has lettuce, tomato, rice, falafel and lots of sauce.

Sources: BuzzFeed, This Is Important / Photo Credit: BuzzFeed

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