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pjdoxopoulos
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Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by pjdoxopoulos » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:07 pm

Could anyone recommend a kebab place which uses real meat instead of the reformed stuff? Or am I dreaming? Thanks.



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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by Karhunkoski » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:52 am

Oh, how I've longed for another kebab thread. My dreams are now answered. It's been too long....

Short answer: If you're used to kebabs in Germany/France, the "kebab" served up in Finland will disappoint. Doesn't stop the locals lapping them up in ignorance though.

Long answer: The same is also true for sausages :D
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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by kharnynb » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:25 am

It depends a lot from place to place, but i've not had much luck when I lived in Helsinki.

Here in savonlinna, we have Uskudar kebab, which is actually run and owned by fins, and makes a remarkebly good kebab which only uses fresh, non-reheated sliced meat.

Germany, you are more likely to get good shoarma or gyros than kebab though.


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by kharnynb » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:26 am

ps. the sausages made here, except some by butchers such as chef wotkins, are a crime against humanity.


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by pjdoxopoulos » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:05 pm

No (good) gyros here either? :(


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by cors187 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Why would anyone complain about the amount of glue/binders in the Kebab meal :lightbulb:


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by cors187 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:03 pm

Germany, you are more likely to get good shoarma or gyros than kebab though.
Definition of these words shoarma or gyros?


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by kharnynb » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:59 pm

As far as i can see:
Kebab/shoarma is the mince version you see a lot in finland.
Döner kebab/gyros is the version you see a lot in germany, bits of meat.

Both are made by cutting from the big piece on the rotating stick.


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by pjdoxopoulos » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:46 pm

kharnynb wrote:As far as i can see:
Kebab/shoarma is the mince version you see a lot in finland.
Döner kebab/gyros is the version you see a lot in germany, bits of meat.

Both are made by cutting from the big piece on the rotating stick.
To be honest, I'd be happy to try anything that's "real" meat. By that I mean not reconstituted into a foamy meat-like structure. Are there any decent chicken kebabs (or anything similar) that anyone has ever had?


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Re: Best kebab in Helsinki

Post by Karhunkoski » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:43 am

pjdoxopoulos wrote:Are there any decent chicken kebabs (or anything similar) that anyone has ever had?
In Finland? The only good ones have been home made.
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