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Banh Mi Doner Kebab

Vietnamese Doner Kebabs

You can find doner kebab shops in many countries in Eastern Asia. These establishments are mainly around for expats, and tourists. They are traditional kebab shops, while in Vietnam the kebab has been adapted and it's popular with the locals. Instead of beef or lamb, pork is used (a no-no in Turkey, the country where doner kebabs were created). It's roasted on a vertical rotisserie and served on a banh mi style baguette -- crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Chili sauce is used along with a sour coleslaw that includes carrots, daikon, and cabbage. It has the combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spice that Vietnamese cuisine is known for. The whole thing is grilled on a sandwich press so it's nice and crispy. You can find these delicious sandwiches at street stalls, similar to other banh mi stalls.

Banh Mi Doner Kebab or Vietnamese Doner Kebabs