Chocolate Döner at Tollwood

18 Dec

Really? Did the world need this particular thing?

Chocolate Döner stand at Tollwood

Chocolate Döner stand at Tollwood

Wandering around one of the local Christmas markets a couple days back, I ran into this new concept: chocolate döners. A döner, for those of you who don’t live in Germany and don’t know, is a “Turkish” sandwich made insanely popular here – probably by Germans, not Turks. Shavings of lamb or other meat mixed with fresh salad and tomatoes, garlicky yogurt sauce, slivers of onions, and wrapped up in a flatbread or a roll. Runs you about 5 euros and 700 calories…In the US we would call them “Gyros.” And they would be considered Greek, not Turkish. Same concept though.

Now you can get the sweet version of the tasty sandwich: the chocolate version. Instead of scraping meat off a rotating stick, the lady there scrapes chocolate. And mixes it with things like fruit and whipped cream and sweet sauces…rolls it up in a waffel or something…and voila – your chocolate döner. I couldn’t even get closer than this to take a better photo, the place was overrun with people waiting in line to grab their piece of chocolate paradise.

I think…if I indulge…I would go for a crepe. The chocolate döner will not appear on my “die, die, must try” (Singaporean for “gotta have it”) list…


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2 responses to “Chocolate Döner at Tollwood

  1. Dana

    December 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    hahaha I like the “die, die, must try.” Has a nice ring to it 😀 I saw this there too, and while there were other things at Tollwood beckoning me to indulge this past weekend, perhaps one time I’ll sample the chocolate döner 🙂

    • diginibble

      December 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      Oh, I wouldn’t bother with the chocolate döner, indeed – much nicer things there. I like this funny Hungarian (?) thing you can get sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar – a twist of bread around a stick that’s baked. Very nice.


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