What’s your go-to food after a long night out partying?
I haven’t really gone out much since I moved to the UK. There are several reasons for that. Firstly, I live in a small town. I think there is one club in town, however I think they are targeting a slightly younger crowd and I would probably feel like a supervisor if I went there. Secondly, I don’t dance, I jump. If the music is no good for jumping, it’s no good for me. Lastly, my interpretation of a perfect Saturday night has changed drastically over the last 5 years or so. This may or may not be linked to the fact that hangovers get worse with age ;)
Whenever I do go out, I tend to get a little hungry towards the end of the night (probably because of all the jumping). According to Buzzfeed, Germans turn to currywurst after a few drinks. However, I don’t know a single German that does. I wouldn’t even know where to get currywurst at 4am on a Saturday night. So what do we eat instead? Most people I know either go to McDonalds/Burger King or their trusted Dönerbude (BTW Döner is #19 on the Buzzfeed list). The latter provides a variety of wonderful Turkish foods, the post popular being the classic döner kebab and…
…Turkish Pizza: Lahmacun
Lahmacun describes a thin piece of dough with spicy minced beef – a Turkish-style pizza! It’s served with salad on top, though a lot of people also add döner meat to the toppings. When you get a takeaway lahmacun, it’s usually rolled up like a burrito which makes it the perfect drunk food (less room for error and dropping bits!) ;)
When we make lahmacun at home we go for the slightly classier looking version on a plate. It’s one of my all-time favourites and surprisingly easy to make. Works very well with a yogurt sauce or tzaziki. Enjoy :)