Tap to Read ➤

Facts About The Delicious Doner Kebab

The predominant late night street food for many, Doner Kebabs have always been in the limelight. It is the perfect savory for all those hunger pangs and late night cravings. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about this renowned nibble.
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Doner Kebabs, a predominant street food in many countries, is said to have originated in Bursa, a city, south to Istanbul, the first capital of the Ottoman Empire.
Did you know?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
The existence of Doner Kebabs can be traced back to the 1800s. In the 19th century, Iskender Efendi who lived in Bursa, invented a special grill that could roast vertically. This specific roasting style was called the 'Vertical Rotisserie'.
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
'Doner' itself means 'to rotate' which is why Doner Kebabs are named so. Seasoned meat for the Doner Kebab is skewered and stacked on a vertical rotisserie.
Did you know?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
In ancient times, the ground meat or gyros was produced by stacking the meat patties one on top of the other in a cylindrical shape. It was then shaved off with a knife to achieve a tapering end.
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Doner Kebabs have different names in different regions. Shawarma is a Middle Eastern Cuisine, Iskender Kebab is from Northwestern Turkey,  the gyros is a Greek dish, and Al Pastor is from Mexico.
Did you know?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Hero Brands is owned by the Glasgow-based Sarwar family. Athif Sarwar, Group Chairman of GDK, set up GDK International as the company set to build the German kebab brand.
Did you know?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Meat for the Doner Kebab is stacked and put on the grill and is used in 1 day. Putting the same meat on the grill to be used for the second day is forbidden by law.
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
In 1972, Turkish immigrant, Kadir Nurman, got the idea of stuffing a flatbread with shavings of meat grilled on a fire and the Doner Kebab was born. Therefore, Berlin became the Doner capital.
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Doner Kebab is a Turkish word. In the United States, it is called Shawarma or Gyros. It means the same that is 'to turn' or 'to rotate' .
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Research indicates that Doner Kebabs have 60% trans fat. One serving of the the kebab is almost 2000 kcal, which is  equivalent to the daily calorie intake recommended for women.
Trivia
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Shockingly, when most Kebab shops were checked by health workers, 5% of them were found to be potential of carrying food poisoning bugs like Salmonella or E.coli.
Did you know?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
Meat like lamb, beef, chicken etc is used for Doner Kebab but not Pork. Primarily because, Doner Kebabs have a Muslim origin and Muslims do not eat Pork due to religious reasons.
Did you know?

 Noorafshan Pervez

Credits
T Foz, Luigi Pozzoli, Syed Hussaini, Yash Bhardwaj, Brooke Lark