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Kebab Meat = Baranina?

patrickr 2 | -  
26 Dec 2009 /  #1
A lot of people mentioned that the 'Baraniny kebab' is adulterated with either pork or beef in most stores. Is it true?
BrutalButcher - | 389  
26 Dec 2009 /  #2

I would worry more about it being real meat, and not human flesh or donkey meat. You should also make sure that it the Kebap restaurant is clean and it has a good reputation.

Hell, I don't even buy that thing. I stick to my homemade Sandwiches ,which I know are healthier and CLEANER.
matrix - | 3  
27 Dec 2009 /  #3
haha ya, the baranina kebabs do look rather strange, but i mean they are good tasting... who really cares if it contains a bit of minced pork or beef, just as long as its not human meat or something...
convex 20 | 3,928  
27 Dec 2009 /  #4
Vote with your money, go to the place that has identifiable meat. Or accept to eat any crap that's given to you.
RubasznyRumcajs 5 | 498  
27 Dec 2009 /  #5
hm... i don't like baranina kebabs, pork + chicken in polish-style kebab are much better (compared to british kebabs) :)
nomaderol 5 | 726  
27 Dec 2009 /  #6
hundreds of different kebabs here in turkey. some interesting ones are "kagit kebab" (sheet kebab, in that meat is cooked in the papersheet), "kuyu kebab" (well kebab, in that meat is cooked in a well), and "comlek kebab" (jug kebab, in that meat is cooked in a jug and broken after it is cooked. see picture. btw, kebabs no good. dont eat any red meat.)

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mephias 10 | 296  
27 Dec 2009 /  #7
hundreds of different kebabs here in turkey.

You are right. In Poland only Doner, Shawarma (in arabic) is known as Kebab. In fact it is not even a Kebab. There are some Lebanese and Turkish restaurants who cooks real Kebab but they mostly use beef instead of lamb so it doesn't taste same.

By the way Kagit Kebab is my favorite it would be nice to be my home city only for one dish of it.
nomaderol 5 | 726  
27 Dec 2009 /  #8
travelled in arabic countries. they have only a few kebabs. the best shawarma (doner) was in beirut. but, everywhere, all shawarmas were too oily. arabs have no meal culture at all. sorry, arabs reading this, but, this can be understandable as your lands are desert unlike turkey. but, your sweets not bad especially sesame paste (tahini) much better than tahinis in turkey.

memphis, your home town is denizli? kagit kebab is famous there as far as i know. or, was it kuyu kebab there? this testi/jug kebab is belong to yozgat. taste it. interesting.
mephias 10 | 296  
27 Dec 2009 /  #9
they have only a few kebabs

Not as much as we have but Lebanese Restaurants are also making good Kebabs.

arabs have no meal culture at all.

I don't agree with this. They have very good starters (meze) and salads like humus, fattoush (my favourite), falafel. Some Turkish food has arabic origin also some arabic foods has Turkish origin. They maybe have less species but still has some very delicious dishes.

My home city is Malatya, try to taste some Kagit Kebab if you go there. There are some special restaurants and ovens only for Kagit Kebab.
nomaderol 5 | 726  
28 Dec 2009 /  #10
lebanon is a different place than arab countries. lebanon in general, particularly beirut where half of lebanon live, is a cosmopolitic place. many old generation turks and armenians living there. they are the folks richening the meal culture there. i also been to other arab countries. arab cousine isn't so rich. those lebanese restaurants cooking meals from different cultures. also, millions of lebanese living in south america. they also bringing the meals from that culture too. yes, arab meals similar to some turkey meals, but, in east and southestern turkey where turks and arabs are closer. if you go to west, egean region like izmir, you will see very similarity between turk and greek meals. in the north, similarity with russian meals. and so on. btw, best kebab i tasted is tandir kebab, lamb kebab cooked in wooden oven in a town near konya. i guess it was invented by armenians in old days. richness of meal culture in turkey is due to interactions of several cultures and cousines from europe to middle east to asia. been to konyali restaurant in istanbul? more than 100 different traditional meals are offered. still so? i dont know. anyway, it is too bad that everywhere has become doner shop. however, it is easiest way to cook and make money.

(sorry for going off topic. when it is about meal, our chins drop:)

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