I thought I had written about my love for döner many times, but apparently I've just written many times that I should write about it someday. Döner Kebap is a Turkish dish of lamb shaved off a rotating spit served in a variety of ways, but most commonly on bread like a sandwich with sauces and vegetables. I'm always surprised that it isn't found much in the US - in fact, with the exception of one place in LA, I've never been able to find it anywhere in the US. On the other hand, it seems like you can find but it on almost every street in Germany, which is where I fell in love with it. Needless to say, I was thrilled to discover that there was finally a gourmet food truck in LA that specialized in döner, something I had always called for, but never expected would really happen. Tonight the @DankysDoners truck was nearby in Redondo Beach, so I had to make a trip. They steered me toward 'the Turk' sandwich. It was every bit as good as I remember from my travels overseas: shaved lamb and beef piled with cabbage, corn, cucumbers, and other vegetables. Their Danky sauce was great, but a little mild (though perhaps that's intentional for a US audience.) Hopefully they'll expand and offer an optional version with a little more spice (or maybe I just need to know what to ask for.) They were in town for a local carnival, which was pretty dead. Combine that with the fact that not so many people here know what döner is, and I think they had a tough sell of a night. That and a couple friends responding to my posts with "what's döner" were enough for me to finally write about it to help spread the word and spread the love. Hopefully Danky's and döner will develop a healthy following and make it down our way again soon.
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