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The average German citizen has already become accustomed to Greek skewers with greasy meat spinning in a vertical grill in recent years. On every corner, there is cream cucumber salad and plenty of fries to go with it. For six marks a portion at the snack bar. The ordinary Greek would dress the salad with vinegar and oil. Maybe a little salt with that.
Not to mention the Balkan plates. You can find them in restaurants by the name of Dubrovnik or Ljubljana, The Funny Bosniac or in the Croatia, who comes from Macedonia and is Serbian, as he always emphasizes when he taps the beer for dinner.
Marshal Tito is the name of the most opulent garnish with plenty of Djuvec rice and a lousy mixture of spiced meat ingredients. Add Ayvar, a kind of Balkan sauce whose recipe can only be tasted. Each restaurant has its blend. Add slivovitz, and you feel like you're on the Adriatic in summer. At least it is as hot as in summer; the heating is running at full speed, it is good for business. The eternally same music does the rest. The atmosphere is dignified, and here and there a Drina Special Filter from Yugoslavia gets one infected. According to reports, even the marshal who died a few years ago smoked these cigarettes. The packages are almost so cheap that you could have bought them in France. They cost the equivalent of 85 pfennigs for 20 pieces.
A crude mixture from the USA
Now, however, the wave of milk sandwiches spills over from the other side of the Atlantic. They taste horrible. A flat beef burger served with cucumber, onions and mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and a more or less negligible lettuce leaf. Well, these burgers are available in many variations in the USA and Canada. As a double burger with two meat cuts. Undoubtedly, it will not taste any better, maybe only more doubtful. Expensive is this currently at Kochlöffel, which also offers gyros: For DM 3.80 plus fries.