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Kebabs and Chilli's

Am annoyed that when getting a kebab, and I request some proper big pickled chilli's in the kebab they do not have any.....
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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

thanks, I have been here in der Schweiz for 3 months so far... and it's been painful....
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Am annoyed that when getting a kebab, and I request some proper big pickled chilli's in the kebab they do not have any.....
in Turkish restaurants you can look for
- Peperoni = Hot Peppers
- Sumagh / Sumak
- black or white or green pepper

I cannot tell you the Turkish names of those, nor the Turkish name
of that spice in the big glass "containers"

What I however CAN tell you is that they simply will NOT understand
the term "big pickled chilis"
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I cannot tell you ... the Turkish name
of that spice in the big glass "containers"
I think they call that raki.
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I think they call that raki.
No DB NO! I can tell you on very good authority that in fact it is the raki that makes you request the chili s and incidentally the small ones burn twice! Priedna appetit
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Old 21.04.2011, 17:19
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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

Im suddenly drooling for a 1 euro, kiddie sized döner that i hardly finish from waldshut. Or on a plate without the crust but with fries. Their serving gets bigger and bigger everytime we go there.
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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

Ok, thanks for the suggestions. I will make a note of all these various words, and also widen my search area... also I worked out to ask for a "Durum" rather than just a "kebab" as then is simply comes in a bun....and then paying 8CHF for a Durum...

the bizarre thing is back int he UK I probobly only ate kebabs once a month, and only then at 2am after a night out... in a similarly way I only ate fish and chips once or twice a year normally... but have actually now bought myself a deep fat fryer, and have been making my own batter, to make proper fish and chips..... 9CHF for a bit of Halibut from Co-Op..... and homemade chip cut from baking potatoes...
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Old 21.04.2011, 18:52
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I only ate fish and chips once or twice a year normally... but have actually now bought myself a deep fat fryer, and have been making my own batter, to make proper fish and chips..... 9CHF for a bit of Halibut from Co-Op..... and homemade chip cut from baking potatoes...
Ahh yes, a thing that has happened to many of us with "comfort" foods and / or things we only occasionally wanted when it was readily available.

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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

I didn't miss the chilis yet, but putting cocktail sauce on a Döner is really gross. As is the fact that they keep the chopped-off meat warm for hours instead of cutting it off when ordered.
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Old 21.04.2011, 19:31
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the bizarre thing is back int he UK I probobly only ate kebabs once a month, and only then at 2am after a night out... in a similarly way I only ate fish and chips once or twice a year normally... but have actually now bought myself a deep fat fryer, and have been making my own batter, to make proper fish and chips...
Love and miss good ole British fish 'n' chips but haven't quite reached the stage of buying a deep fat fryer yet. However, reading your post seriously brings me one step closer...

As for your kebab woes, you have my commisserations although there are some pretty good ones (chicken in my case) to be had from two places I know of. One in Zurich Center and the other in Winterthur. Neither beats my kebab local in the UK though.
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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

Sorry, have to post this whenever kebabs are mentioned ...



I love a good kebab, any time, day or night!!
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But I did NOT mean Arak/Raki/Ouzo but those nice darkish red spices
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Re: Kebabs and Chilli's

Whenever I've asked for my food in a Turkish shop, kebab or otherwise, to be made a bit more spicy, they make it more salty. Oh for some good UK takeaway!
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But I did NOT mean Arak/Raki/Ouzo but those nice darkish red spices
Could it be Pul Biber? They are very dark reddish flakes?

Raki is great in moderation... one glass or two for me. After that I am able to talk in almost any language and make a foul of myself.

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Whenever I've asked for my food in a Turkish shop, kebab or otherwise, to be made a bit more spicy, they make it more salty. Oh for some good UK takeaway!
Our Döner place told us that most of germans and swiss can't handle a good spicy taste. This is why they do the soft version. But I am sure if you ask for Aci (pronounced :aji and means: spicy) they will had some Pul Biber in it!
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As for your kebab woes, you have my commisserations although there are some pretty good ones (chicken in my case) to be had from two places I know of. One in Zurich Center and the other in Winterthur. Neither beats my kebab local in the UK though.
Can you share the location of the one in Zurich center please? So far I have only tried a kebab in 2 places and I thought I rather don't do it again So I look forward for a decent one.
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... But I am sure if you ask for Aci (pronounced :aji and means: spicy) they will had some Pul Biber in it!
Or just say "Scharf. Sehr scharf".
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Our Döner place told us that most of germans and swiss can't handle a good spicy taste. This is why they do the soft version. But I am sure if you ask for Aci (pronounced :aji and means: spicy) they will had some Pul Biber in it!
Where can you buy pul bib... Hey what are you doing on post?
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Can you share the location of the one in Zurich center please? So far I have only tried a kebab in 2 places and I thought I rather don't do it again So I look forward for a decent one.
Restaurant 1001, Niederdorfstrasse 4, 8001 Zurich

They make them as SPICY HOT as you want and I like mine as if my mouth would be set on fire!
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