Antony Rahman chooses five delicious picks from Döner & Gyros
A charming and unique franchise, “Döner & Gyros”, has very recently made its first step into the Bangladeshi restaurant scene. Located at Kemal Attaturk Avenue in Banani, Döner & Gyros provides a delightful take on two culturally distant street food concepts. Inspired by the renowned Berlin Döners and Chicago style Gyros, the atmosphere creates a fusion street food restaurant feel. There are many reasons for any discerning connoisseur to take time out of their busy day and give this restaurant a try, ranging from the clean environment and aesthetically pleasing yet simple interior design, to the amiable and helpful wait staff, however the main reason is without a doubt the menu full of culturally rich and distinctively novel dishes. Stay tuned for five items you must try at Döner & Gyros!
The Classic Chicago Gyros
This menu item is part of the initial inspiration for the franchise’s name, and for good reason. Staying true to Chicago’s local street food style, Döner & Gyros recreates this dish by keeping the original flare and simultaneously managing to have its own distinct spin on it. The fluffy grilled pitas is brushed with olive oil and wrapped around succulent cuttings of either beef or chicken. Interspersed with noticeably fresh pieces of tomato, onions and seasoned with traditional Tzatziki sauce, this deliciousness will leave you licking your fingers and rubbing your stomach.
The Garden Style Döner
The titular Döner is another menu item that deserves a mention. People looking for a lighter menu option will be pleasantly surprised by the Garden Style Döner. Firstly, its masterfully encased in crisp criss-cross bread. The blend of fresh veggies such as eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, mixed bell peppers, and red cabbage, along with the essential Döner is then topped off with their custom sauce blend. This is definitely a must have for those of us looking for something delish and light on the stomach.
Yet another variant of the classic Berlin Döner, this mouth watering burger combines the best of both worlds. The buns pressed on their succulent doner meat, beef or chicken, and surrounded by tomatoes, red cabbage, onions and fresh lettuce, it drips with their signature sauce, exclusive to the franchise. This is a treat for even the most discerning burger lover!
Döner Rice Bowl
The Döner Rice Bowl continues the pattern of innovative and delectable offshoots of the classic Berlin Döner, and is a great option for the rice lovers, which is most of us. Adding in their signature Tzatziki sauce and fresh vegetable ingredients such as red cabbage to great effect, this healthy rice dish will melt in your mouth and have you craving more.
German Potato Salad
If salad is your food of choice, you won’t be disappointed with this immaculate preparation of a very common and beloved meal. Made with hard boiled eggs over tangy potato salad, this deceptively simple entrée is one of the best incarnations of the classic German recipe.