On the same outing as my exploration through CITTI market, bf, his mother and I stopped for a quick bite. It’s good thing because after that feast for my eyes, I was ready to inhale a cow!
Interestingly enough, USA Today and the WSJ each wrote informative articles about this extremely popular Turkish street food in Germany – Döner Kabob. I won’t go into the details here, but do check them out if you have the time.
A’ La Turca is located in the pedestrian area in heart of Old Town, Lübeck.
I love that they keep it simple since what they do, they do so well.
I ended up going with a mini-döner because it was close to dinner time and isn’t it all about pacing oneself?
A traditional döner kabob sandwich is made with a thicker pita-type bread baked to perfection. In our case, the meat is veal which is sliced thinly and packed with flavor. Then comes tomato, shredded lettuce, cucumber, and slivers of onion. Everything is super fresh. But, the crowing glory is the tanginess of the red cabbage mix and pickled vegetables.
I was, unabashedly, bites into my mini-döner before I remembered to take this photo of bf’s döner (mine was a mangled mess since I attacked it like it was my last meal). Like mine, bf went with the standard yogurt sauce and spicy yogurt sauce. It was a messy yummylicious mouthful of goodness.
There is something truly incredible about this combination of flavors and textures. I can not do it justice by attempting to further describe it to you. All I can say is that it really is like a party in my mouth!
You better believe that my next döner kabob will NOT be a mini.