Wednesday 25 October 2017

Best Pizza & Donair, Winnipeg, MB

I had lunch today at Best Pizza & Donair on Pembina Highway.  It's not a fancy place but I found it comfortable.

I ate it at the table in the corner

I ordered a donair (HOT & FRESH DONAIR — comes with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion and your choice of sweet sauce, garlic sauce, or tazikí all wrapped in a pita) with tomato and sweet sauce.

What is donair? 

Donair is a Middle Eastern dish made of roasted meat cooked on a vertical spit. In a prepared dish, seasoned meat is stacked on a vertical spit in the shape of an inverted cone. It is turned slowly, cooking against a vertical rotisserie. A tomato, onion or pineapple may be placed at the top of the stack for additional flavouring. The meat is cooked by an electric burner. 

The rate of roasting can be adjusted by varying the strength of the heat and the distance between the heat and the meat, allowing the cook to adjust to varying rates of consumption. The outside of the meat is sliced vertically in thin, crisp shavings when done. While cooking, the meat is shaved off the stack with a large knife.

Donairs are a big thing back home in Nova Scotia so whenever I come across them on my travels, I try them (amazingly I wasn't a fan of them until just a couple years ago).  This was a good donair.  The meat was spiced nicely and grilled or fried to heat it up so it was a bit crunchy in places.  The sweet sauce was sweet and close to how it tastes back home.

The guy who made it was friendly.

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