First and most of all, it is pronounced”yee-ro.”
The spiced meat is often a combination of poultry, beef, pork and chicken. It is most often topped with tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki sauce, which is a mixture of yogurt, cucumbers, onion and garlic.
The gyro is a Greek food, but is served all over the world. In Greece, gyro meat is most popularly beef or pork and the sandwich is served with french fries. In the U.S., gyros are made most often with the tzatziki sauce is often called”cucumber sauce.” The U.S. edition of this sandwich is often over-stuffed, which makes it tough to eat without being a bit cluttered.
The gyro sandwich is also popular in France and Australia. Many countries call gyros by another name. Yiros in South Australia, churrasco grego (or Greek barbeque) in Brazil, doner in Turkey, taco el pastor in Mexico, kebab in Malaysia, and even in Athens, Greece, the expression souvlaki is synonymous with gyro.
Even though the origins of the Greek specialty are not understood, the”father of the Gyros” is regarded as George Apostolou or”Papa George” who was the first person to successfully market and promote the food. Shortly other restaurants became interested in serving the sandwich and finally George sold his restaurant to start Central Gyros Wholesale, a manufacturing company that offered its gyro sandwiches to food-serving institutions across the country.
Once a regional delicacy, the gyro sandwich is fast popping up everywhere as new restaurants grab on to the trend. Now you can visit almost any diner, honest, café, restaurant, etc., and discover gyros on their menu. Just remember to pronounce it properly when you order.