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bigfellow Feb 16, 2009 04:55 PM

Where can I or can I, find a Halifax style donair in Montreal

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  1. bopuc RE: bigfellow Feb 16, 2009 06:59 PM

    woah had to google that:
    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Donair/D...

    Can't say I've ever seen this.

    I wonder if these are a Maritime Canadian/Halifax variation on Doner Kebab (Turkish version of the lebanese Shawarma and greek Gyros you'll more readily find here.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Döner_kebab
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawarma
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyros

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      BLM RE: bigfellow Feb 17, 2009 06:09 AM

      This must be like the gyro, sold in some Montreal eating establishments?

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        buspirone RE: BLM Feb 17, 2009 06:19 AM

        Similar too but not the same. The meat is spiced differently and the sauce is completely different somehow. I could never stomach a gyro, but occasionally crave a Halifax-style donair. And especially donair-pizza!

        Unfortunately I have never found anything like the Halifax donair in Montreal since I moved here in 1992.

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          blond_america RE: buspirone Feb 17, 2009 09:12 AM

          Growing up in Alberta meant that i also ate Halifax style donairs and donair pizza. Probably due to the large maritime population that lives there.

          Unfortunately i've never seen anything like it here in Montreal either.

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            bigfellow RE: blond_america Feb 17, 2009 11:22 AM

            Jesus wept.

      2. afoodyear RE: bigfellow Feb 17, 2009 03:14 PM

        Kojax seems to be the closest thing I know of to a Halifax donair... and a Halifax donair it is not.

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          bigfellow RE: afoodyear Feb 17, 2009 03:18 PM

          I guess that I'm going to have to get friends to stop at Pizza Corner on the way through Montreal for some take out for me.

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          bigfellow RE: bigfellow Feb 20, 2009 03:39 PM

          Consider me happy! A friend is leaving Halifax tonight to drive to Calgary. She is willing to drop off some donairs for me from King of Donair!

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