Friday, September 25, 2009

Differences

In LA we have the shopping carts that are magnetized so if you try to take the carts off the lot, the wheels lock up and the carts won't move. In Germany, they have found another interesting solution. The carts are chained up to the bin and require a euro coin to release and use them. You then have to take your cart back to the bin and put the chain back in before you can get the euro back. It's an interesting solution. Although it doesn't help as well with keeping people from stealing the carts all together, it sure does get people to pick up after themselves and put the carts away when they are done rather than leave them scattered around the lot.

Additionally, a great sandwich they have over here is the turkish version of a gyro called a doner. I thought gyros were delicious until we tried a doner. The meat was a crispy juicy pork and a delicious creamy tzatziki sauce with shredded cabbage and tomato. What they call pita is actually more like a giant kaizer roll than the Greek flatbread we are used to. Not only is it delicious but it holds the sandwich together much better. But what really stole our hearts was the giant brick of goat cheese they served on our doner special. We will definitely be looking up Turkish restaurants when we get back to LA to find out where the nearest place is to get our doner fix.

4 comments:

Katie said...

Uh, did you realize that more people get food poisoning in the UK from doner kebabs than from anything else? Also, I wouldn't want to bet what kind of "meat" you ate. I know people who swear by doner kebabs, but I value my life far too much. So I'll take a currywurst any day of the week (they're only slightly carcinogenic). If you're still in Germany and haven't had currywurst yet, try to get some. Nummy!

Don Early said...

It was pork. No two ways about it. You can have your currywurst. More doner for us!

Camille said...

Let me know when you find a good place. I would love to try a doner kebab!

Ruta (aka Ruth Ann) said...

I LOVE doner! So glad you tried it. The ultimate is in Berlin, I posted a pic on my blog back in May/June. I like the chicken ones.