quality check

Dutch Doner kebab house never compromises on flavour. Our wide range of tasty and fresh kebabs all bring something new to your table. We wholly believe that the best kebab can be made without top quality ingredients.
It is the pride of our kebab chefs, and a core moral for all aspiring culinary enthusiasts that quality of the food is never compromised. It is as crucial to our kebab chefs as the taste itself. We value your health just as much as we value our tasty kebabs.
This is how we make our top notch kebab that would never betray your expectations.

Safe and Tasty Kebabs:
How Dutch Doner Kebab Does It

The safety and health aspects of kebabs have been a concern for many people. And not just for people who are health-conscious and like eating healthy, but also for the authorities in charge of public health.

Food safety is obviously more concerning for street foods, but even though kebabs have moved to indoor food, they are classically outdoor food. In the countries where doner kebab took its root, it is still sold very commonly as street food.

That is not to say that kebabs haven’t come under scrutiny in their native countries. 

Many people still consider kebabs to be unsafe for consumption. Concerns may arise due to various reasons, stemming from the quality of ingredients to the handling of meat. Here, we’ll try to cover all possible concerns you may have regarding the quality and safety of your Doner kebab meat and see if Dutch Doner Kebab House has the answer you’re looking for.

Doner Kebab Meat

For a long time, many have considered it a mystery what doner kebab meat is actually made of. It isn’t surprising since the name itself doesn’t give it away, but you’re left wondering why it’s called doner kebab meat to begin with.

Well, the good news is that doner kebab meat is just ordinary lamb meat. Depending on where you’re eating your doner kebab, you’re likely to come across many variations of the traditional doner kebab. While lamb is still the most popular kebab meat option for doners, beef, chicken, and turkey are also used to make doner kebabs. Although not popular, pork is another option that some people go with.

Where the most popular choice of doner kebab meat is concerned, you’ll likely find chicken and lamb to be the top picks among kebab enthusiasts.

As such, doner kebab meat isn’t a mystery. The meat may be marinated and then roasted, making it unnoticeable, but don’t be concerned about the meat that goes into a doner kebab. As far as safety is concerned, doner kebab meat that is handled properly is perfectly safe for consumption.

How it is handled, however, is a whole other matter and a question that has been raised many times.

Preservation and Storage of Doner Kebab Meat

Since lamb is the most common kebab meat option, it is found in many outdoor kebab shops, hoisted vertically, and spit-roasted. It is then gradually shaved off and rolled into kebab bread and patties, or served with grilled vegetables and sauce.

But it is a little daunting to imagine that the lamb could be up there for quite a long time. Even if it is a clean shop and the lamb does get roasted, it can still be a bit unsettling. And fair enough, that is a valid concern to have when you’re standing in line to buy some tasty doner kebab meat on pita bread.

Doner kebab chefs don’t keep the lamb standing out for long, though. The natural course of events would be to preserve and deep freeze the leftover meat so it can be used again. Naturally, proper preservatives are used to ensure the meat doesn’t develop bacteria.

Government Regulations
Around the World

But despite that, many food authorities now consider such methods of preservation medically unfit for consumers. According to Canadian food authorities, any meat that is used again must be cooked again to ensure it is safe for consumption. The reason is that meat develops E. coli easily if frozen.

Another measure taken by the German government to ensure kebab meat is safe for consumption is that it is now mandatory for kebab sellers to sell the meat placed on the rotisserie the same day. In other words, any leftover meat cannot be used the next day. Any person who freezes partially cooked meat for sale at a later date can be penalised if found.

It is safe to say that avoiding preservation is the best measure against any food poisoning events caused by the consumption of kebab meat. Since the essence of a perfect kebab lies in its freshness, it is only the natural course of events.

As such, most of the kebab meat you see is fresh meat. At the very least, all doner kebab sellers that follow health standards do not use preserved, day-old kebab meat in their dishes.

Kebab Meat Fat

Since the lamb is spit-roasted vertically instead of horizontally, the fat that melts off of it is incorporated back into the kebab meat instead of dripping down onto the fire.

This has proved to be another concern among people who are health-conscious. Even though kebab meat is healthy on its own, the extra amount of fat can be worrisome for fitness enthusiasts.

But that isn’t a problem that is too hard to deal with. By using lean meat, the extra fat can easily be discarded from the equation. In this way, the kebab meat that is prepared by spit roasting is perfectly safe to eat. If the kebab meat is chicken instead of lamb or some other kind of low-fat meat, it is even easier to avoid any health problems.

Other cleanliness guidelines are expected to be followed in all situations concerning the kebab meat. Any kebab meat that is prepared in such a way is safe for consumption and healthy for all individuals.

How Dutch Doner Kebab
Meat Is Handled

We at Dutch Doner Kebab House understand your concerns very well and try to do things the way that will satisfy you the most.

Our chefs keep in mind all the regulations regarding clean food. Our crew ensures that the environment and food are both hygienic. By using premium-quality lean kebab meat, we not only ensure the freshness and healthiness of our food but also its taste.

Moreover, we keep our eyes and ears open for any allergen that may cause problems for some people. Any food that may not sit well with us should be promptly reported to our crew so we can find alternatives to allergens without compromising our flavours. This is done to ensure you keep enjoying your favourite kebab meat and accompanying dishes.