I finally tried Döner (pronounced DOEH-nurr) yesterday. I was sick of studying for my exam and wanted to get out of the apartment and walk around a bit, so I went to a shop on the Marktplatz (marketplace square) that sells a food called Döner for 3 Euros apiece.
This is a Döner:
Döner is very similar to a Gyro one would get in America. The meat is lamb and is shaved off of a giant cone in thin slices. Those meat slices are combined with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce. For a gyro, those ingredients are put in a pita. For a Döner, they are put in a toasted bread roll. I love both and hope that I don’t gain fifty pounds before leaving Germany, because a Döner here is cheaper than a gyro in America. Not that gyros in America aren’t worth the price.
By the way, I spelled “tzatziki” correctly on the first try in the previous paragraph before I looked it up to check my spelling. Just wanted to share that little triumph with the world. 🙂