Thursday, 23 May 2013

kebabs r yummy, south melbourne

lamb kebab from kebabs r yummy, $9.50.

I cannot believe I have been working in South Melbourne for the past few years, and have only discovered Kebabs R Yummy on 192 Well St this year. It's enough to make a greedy food-lover like me weep ever-so-gently on the inside with could've-been regret and it's-not-too-late joy.

Perhaps I'm exaggerating a little. But seriously, the food here is lip-smackingly delicious and great value. And the head honcho lady who runs the joint - she's a dear. Not only do I love coming here to get my work lunches, I sometimes visit after work to grab takeaway dinner as well. (Not both on the same day, though, that's probably a bit excessive and would likely result in a meat coma.)

My first experience here was back in January, and I got the lamb kebab, which is what you see in the picture up there. This is a hearty hunk of crisp-at-the-edges lamb döner kebab goodness, strewn with fresh onions, lettuce and tomato, deftly drizzled with chilli and garlic sauce on a nice warm slab of Turkish bread. It's mighty, it's piquant, it's carnal. It is also the only work lunch I've ever bought to have defeated me, thus far. I've never had trouble finishing the takeaways I get, especially if they're as tasty as this one was, but I really struggled here and in the end I had to admit there was going to be leftover bread.

On my next trip I went for the Combo Meat on Top, where I got three salads of my choice, plus lamb and chicken on top, and, of course, feisty lashes of that chilli and garlic sauce. This has subsequently become a favourite of mine for takeaway work lunches. Being a fork-friendly meal, it is less messy to deal with, and easier to eat at my desk. I mean, let's face it, I will never resemble anything remotely close to a sophisticated professional, but at least going for this dish means that I am less likely to be mistaken for an awkward cavewoman. Plus, I really like the salads here as well - they are always nicely seasoned, and do a nifty job of balancing out all that meat. You can't see them hiding underneath in the picture below, so you'll just have to trust me on this. I usually get the eggplant, green beans, and mixed roast vegetables, but there are heaps of other options.

(chicken and lamb) combo meat on top from kebabs r yummy, $9.90.

So, in conclusion, if you ever find yourself in South Melbourne and you're craving something big, meaty and satisfying (that's what she said), give Kebabs R Yummy a go. It may even be worth a slight detour.

Because, as it turns out, the kebabs here are pretty yummy.

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10 comments:

  1. Oh wow - they look like such good kebabs! (but kebabs r yummy is a terrible, terrible name!)

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    1. Yeah they're good stuff, really satisfying. I agree the name isn't the most enticing, haha.

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  2. Those salads sound amazing. And lamb, yum. Love it. Pretty ridiculous name, I like it - they're just telling it like it is:)

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    1. Yeah, I don't know what spices are commonly used in Turkish cuisine but the salads definitely have a nice touch. The name is cheesy, but I guess it suits them, it's certainly not a pretentious place and the focus is on good hearty food. :)

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  3. YAY to local gem :) I love it when I find a great place near work unfortunately I haven't found anything too great near my new work place...but maybe I should go looking for a kebab place been craving one for the longest time!

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    1. Hope you find some nice eats near your new workplace. And yeah, a good kebab is so satisfying!

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  4. I wish there were good kebab joints in the CBD!

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    1. I don't eat in the CBD often, but surely there must be at least one good kebab joint! But if not that is really sad.

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  5. Ooooh babyyyyy do I love a good kebab. Judging by the pic the lamb looks perfectly crispy, just how I like it. Often in S Melb for one reason or another, so I'll need to check this place out! Thanks Leaf x

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    1. Oh, once you eat there you must let me know what you think! :)

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