After the Berlin Philharmonie let out, and we wanted to find a late night place to eat. At 10:30 pm we were hoping to find something close by, as it was getting cold and it was drizzling, but it didn’t stop us from going to find The Real Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, a food stand that sold Turkish doners. The reviews on yelp were very positive, and they said there’s always a line. When we arrived, we were not shocked to find the line, and fortunately it was only about a 1/2 hour wait.
So, what is a Doner Kebab?
Döner kebab (/ˈdɒnər kəˈbæb/, /ˈdoʊnər/; Turkish: döner or döner kebap, [døˈnɛɾ̝̊ ceˈbap]) is a Turkish dish made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, normally lamb but also a mixture of veal or beef with these, or sometimes chicken.
The sliced meat of a doner kebab may be served wrapped in a flatbread such as lavash or pita or as a sandwich instead of being served on a plate. It is a common fast-food item not only in Turkey but also in the Middle East, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Seasoned meat in the shape of an inverted cone is turned slowly against a vertical rotisserie, then sliced vertically into thin, crisp shavings. On the sandwich version, the meat is generally served with tomato, onion with sumac, pickled cucumber and chili.
Its definitely cheap eats in Berlin for meat eaters and vegetarians, alike, and definitely worth the wait.There’s no place to sit down and eat, so you make do with standing stations. Many seem to take their food to go.
Mustafas Gemuese Kebab is located at Mehringdamm 32, 10961 Berlin, Germany