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World-Class Kebabs Invade Japan

Shinjuku has done it yet again! The recently concluded 5-day Kebab Grand Prix—or Keba-1 Grand Prix—took foreign and local foodies to a whole new culinary adventure featuring a popular Mediterranean staple, the Kebab.

The annual Keba-1 food fest showcases several Kebab recipes from a myriad of Turkish food trucks and stands in honor of the Turkish culture.

肉肉肉! #ケバブグランプリ #ケバブ #新潟 #efesビール

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We know that North American kebabs don’t look anything like the one on the above clip; hence, the confusing festival title. But, let’s get that out of the way, shall we?

Keba Craze: The Origin

The kebabs sold during the event aren’t the skewered-grilled-meat-and-veggies kind but hits closer to the Döner-style kebab sandwiches.

Keba (Kay-Bah)originated from the term kebap, the Turkish version of the Greek Gyro. A crowd pleaser, the Keba is the go-to dish for the yearly event. This year’s celebration ran from November 8 to 12.

Other Attractions

It’s a Turkish food festival so although Kebabs are the main attraction, a few Turkish beers during your visit can make the experience more complete.

If you’re the dessert-loving kind (who isn’t?), grab a cup of Turkish-style ice cream on-the-go. Throw in a plate of long potato strings drizzled with chocolate ganache to mix things up a bit!

#大久保公園 #ケバブグランプリ

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How to Get There

 

If you’re planning to burn all the calories after the event, you might need to do that somewhere else as Okubo Park is just a 5-minute walk from Shinjuku Station’s east exit.

Location Details

Name

Kebab Grand Prix in Shinjuku Kabukicho Okubo Park

Address

2-43, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0021

Summary

Shinjuku has done it yet again! The recently concluded 5-day Kebab Grand Prix—or Keba-1 Grand Prix—took foreign and local foodies to a whole new culinary adventure featuring a popular Mediterranean staple, the Kebab.

Event Date

November 8, 2017

Hours & Fees

11:00 am - 9:00 pm | Entrance is Free

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