​Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski seems to really be embracing the Turkish culture. In fact, the German striker is enjoying it so much that he donned a chef's hat and showed off his culinary skills in an authentic kebab restaurant in Cologne.

The ex-Arsenal star, who has become a regular at the Istanbul club, was in the establishment for a meal with friends but was then coerced by the owner into cooking his own food, showing off the skills he has learned in Turkey, as per ​The Sun.


Podolski shared pictures of his experience with the caption: “A Turkish afternoon in my city Cologne,” much to the delight of the Galatasaray fans.

The German forward even decided to add a few Turkish phrases in with his authentic cooking techniques. When asked how his meal was, Podolski answered: “Cok guezel!”, which means 'very good' in Turkish.


The Polish-born forward left the Emirates in the summer of 2015 after growing frustrated at his lack of playing time in north London. He had a disappointing loan spell in Italy with Inter Milan before making the move to Turkey where he has rediscovered his form.

16 goals in 36 games and some impressive chef skills learned. Kudos.