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Kapsalon Amstelveen.jpg
Type Fast food
Place of origin Netherlands
Region or state Rotterdam
Creator Nathaniël Gomes
Main ingredients French fries, meat (döner or shawarma), Gouda cheese, salad vegetables
Food energy
(per serving)
1800 kcal (7536 kJ)
Cookbook: Kapsalon  Media: Kapsalon

Kapsalon is a Dutch food item consisting of fries, topped with döner or shawarma meat, grilled with a layer of Gouda cheese until melted and then subsequently covered with a layer of dressed salad greens. The dish is often served with garlic sauce and sambal, a hot sauce from the former colony of Indonesia. Kapsalon is high in calories, with each serving containing approximately 1800 kcal.[1] The term kapsalon means "hairdressing salon" in Dutch, alluding to one of the inventors of the dish.[2]

The dish was conceived in 2003 by Nathaniël Gomes, a Cape Verdian hairdresser in Rotterdam who in collaboration with the neighboring shawarma store "El Aviva" combined all his favorite ingredients into one dish.[3] The dish has since spread around the Netherlands into Belgium,[4] among other countries.[5]

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