You’re probably wondering what crazy Canadian thing could a “Donair” be? An animal? A Canadian term for a kite?
Well, picture this: a gyro or a Turkish Döner kebab but wayyyyy more awesomer!!!!
Donairs came to be in Halifax, Nova Scotia back in the early 1970’s, and have since become a nationwide premier choice for late night, drunk delicacies! Donairs started off made with beef on a vertical rotisserie, and were then wrapped with diced onion and tomato in a flatbread.
But that’s not all! There’s no tzatziki sauce on these addictive treats! Donairs come with a special sweet white sauce.
Donairs now have expanded across Canada, but they are truly still an east coast delicacy. Halifax’s King of Donair claims to be the first restaurant to sell Donairs and is usually the first place Canadians go if they’re visiting the coastal city.
Donairs are so engrained in east coast life, that Halifax city councillor put forward a notion last October to make the Donair the official food of Halifax!
So, if you’re not in eastern Canada, or have never tried a Donair, here’s a recipe on Allrecipes.com that may give you the experience without visiting! I make sure I have one every time I’m back home!