Hello, döner fans. Last Friday evening I was out and about with some work friends in Kreuzberg, after watching the England-Sweden game. The night was pulling us in two directions: did we go for a quiet drink somewhere in the area, or did we push on further and go to Club der Visionäre? One thing was for certain, though: we needed a kebab. The first place to present itself was the Mısır Çarşısı on Skalitzer Straße, next to U-Bahn station Kottbusser Tor – a famous location for fast-food joints and cheap snacks. Girding my loins, I went inside.
Mısır Çarşısı is Turkish for ‘Egyptian Market’, named after the famous covered bazaar of the same name in Istanbul. Istanbul’s Egyptian Market is a thriving place of hustle and bustle where you can buy all sorts of exciting and colourful things, from luxurious Turkish pashminas to sachets of sweet-smelling spices. Similarly, the Mısır Çarşısı kebab shop on Skalitzer Straße is also a lively sort of place, but by contrast all you can buy is fast food. I ordered a Lahmacun (Turkish pizza) with döner-meat and salad, and the sauces were garlic and chilli. This particular establishment proudly makes all its Turkish pizza fresh on site, and the end result is indeed very tasty. I got a colleague to photograph a juicy-looking cross-section of the kebab while we waited on the platform for the U-Bahn.
As you can see a manicured hand has crept into the background of the photograph, no doubt belonging to some wastrel of the night who happened to be roaming the U-Bahn stations of Berlin that Friday. We may never know the true identity of its owner. Anyway, when the U-Bahn arrived we went on to Club der Visionäre and had a thoroughly good night. Always start your night out on a kebab, döner fans! Valuable advice from Dr Döner – your kebab specialist in the field. Until next time! xx
Results for Mısır Çarşısı:
Service: 4/5 (friendly and efficient)
Atmosphere: 3/5 (open and inviting)
Price: 3/5 (standard)
Taste: 4/5 (very tasty)
You can find details of Mısır Çarşısı on their website at http://www.misircarsisi.de/MisirCarsisi.html
Non-original images sourced from imposemagazine.com and flickr.com