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Turkish kapsalon doner was most-ordered dish in Netherlands last year: Report

Out of 12 regions, kapsalon becomes favorite dish ordered online in 7 Dutch regions, says Thuisbezorgd

Selman Aksunger  | 06.03.2023 - Update : 06.03.2023
Turkish kapsalon doner was most-ordered dish in Netherlands last year: Report


Turkish kapsalon doner became the most-ordered dish online in 2022, a Dutch online food ordering platform revealed on Monday.

According to a report by Thuisbezorgd, Turkish kapsalon doner was the favorite dish in seven out of 12 regions in the Netherlands and the second-most ordered dish in one region.

Selahattin Dagasan, owner of Hilal Shoarma, a restaurant in Amsterdam, told Anadolu that kapsalon allures many Dutch people in the country.

"We sell 40-50 kapsalons on weekdays and 100-120, sometimes up to 150, on weekends," he added.

People, he said, like sauces most at kapsalon, which they are preparing with a special sauce made with mayonnaise and garlic.

"It is a very delicious hot sauce with melted cheese, potatoes and meat," he added.

"While some other dishes are preferred in areas where foreigners live mostly, such as in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, we see that kapsalon is the most-ordered dish in places where Dutch people are live."

Frankie Ruiz, a 24-year-old American, told Anadolu that kapsalon is among his favorite dishes.

Ruiz said he likes the combination of different ingredients like potato, chicken and his favorite garlic sauce, adding he orders kapsalon at least twice a week.

Also speaking to Anadolu, Dutch Sijmen de Hoogh said that he likes Turkish cuisine so much and he eats kapsalon almost every Friday at Hilal Shoarma.

Kapsalon, which means "barber" in Dutch, is believed to be invented in 2003 by Dervis Bengu, the owner of El Aviva restaurant in Rotterdam, after his neighboring barbershop asked him to combine all his favorite ingredients into one dish.

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