By / 26th January, 2015 / Local Foods / Off

İskender kebap is one of the most famous meat foods of northwestern Turkey and takes its name from its inventor, İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century. It can be assumed to be derived from a verticalized version of Cağ kebabı

It is a kind of döner kebab prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of lavas bread and generously slathered with melted sheep butter and yogurt. Additionally, one cylindrical köfte can be placed on top. It is commonly consumed with şıra as a drink to aid digestion. Tomato sauce and melting butter are generally poured over the dish, at the table.

“Kebapçı İskender” is trademarked by Yavuz İskenderoğlu, whose family still runs the restaurant in Bursa. This dish is available in many restaurants throughout the country mostly under the name “İskender kebap”, “Bursa kebabı”, or at times with an alternative one made up by the serving restaurant such as “Uludağ kebabı”.

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