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Tasty Kebab Stop Mair street Ballarat – Late night takeaway

WP_20170412_20_09_34_ProThese new boys on the block originally come from sunshine.

With an eye for business, and a good understanding of the food drunk, busy and hungry rattians want, they set up a permanent van at 27 Mair Street North Ballarat Central.

Since I came to Ballarat, I wondered when somebody would fill this obvious niche need, and, after a false start occurring sig months ago when the owners of Sebastian cafe had a go in their back courtyard,  its finally happened in a more permanent capacity.

Allegedly open till 2am nightly, this kebab stop proffers what has been missing in ballarat for a long time- hot, greasy late night food, and the best iteration of that category is the classic kebab! Not to mention, the new crase, the legendary Halal snack pack- a mix of chips, meats and sauces!

The proprietors, while numerous in number are a happy, chatty bunch and pretty friendly towards their new customers. They guys in the van said that business had been strong from the word go, and while I was there, quite a few people came by to sample the greasy goodness.

The van is also set up in such a way that you can pretty much see exactly what is going on in the kitchen, which for any kebab consumer, is a really important thing to have pace for mind over for obvious reasons!WP_20170412_20_09_48_Pro

I picked the HSP – Halal Snack Pack, which i suspect is the only HSP for sale in Ballarat at present. Mmm. chips, sauce, meat!!!

The price wasn’t that cheap, at $13, nor was it absolutely huge, but it was a good size, and enough for two of us quite easily. (prices are in the image to the right)

WP_20170412_20_21_33_ProSadly, i took a photo of it after we had wolfed down a considerable portion of its contents. It looked a fair bit better before we started demolishing it.

The guys were good enough to give me mixed meat, half chicken, half lamb, separated down the middle, with a choice of a good number of sauces, of which I went the classic garlic and BBQ.

Pretty tasty, though I have to say that the chicken meat was substantially better than the Lamb, which was just ok in comparison. I’d go with just the pure chicken option next time.

Kebab man down in Sebastapol does much better lamb kebab, but it’s not as convenient as the van in Mair street!

It came out a bit colder then I would have liked, but it may have cooled down substantially on the drive home.. and it was a very chilly evening. I think i’d go back here, especially since I did not get ill from the experience, which is always g positive sign when dealing with kebab like late night foods.

The phone number below looks useful for pre-ordering your food before driving or walking down, though I have not used it myself.

Hot & tasty Kebab stop on google maps

27 Mair St E, Ballarat Central VIC 3350


Open today · 5pm–2am

Hilarious chicken products direct from France online

More accessible, and much lower maintenance forms of french chooks you can buy directly online.

As usual, I had a bit too much time on my hands, so I found some amusing and quirky french chicken related products that could survive the journey in a box overseas from France. (Including the Australia post footy team)

The first is a cute chicken “bonnet”- really, its a hat, or fluffy beanie thing.

Certain people I know would love this thing, as silly as it looks- bit that’s the point, right?

“Bonnet de poulet blanc avec de longues pattes déguisement pour Noël fantaisiste”

Ahem. its not going to disguise you as a chicken.

Not even to a blind man, but its definitely pretty amusing.

I think that the dummy to the right who models this delightful french bonnet looks rather nonplussed at being chicken man for the moment.. but again, I can definitely think of a number of people who woudl love this enough to even wear it in public, on a regular basis.. especially to doof raves and clubbbing in the Ballarat or Melbourne CBD.

A very special type of attention is always bestowed upon people in pubs who wear novelty hats- mostly because drunk people are easily amused… and almost always bored. A supper cool.. or incredibly dorky hat gives people an excuse to come talk to you and make a few new friends when out on the town. Just dont expect it not to get stolen by some inebriated git, or out of control female on the turps.

Another odd, but immensely unique gift for the french chicken lover is a HUGE, jumbo sized stuffed chicken leg!

YunNasi Peluche Jambe de Poulet Jouet au Premier Age 60cm Coussin Décoratif Cadeau d’Enfant Doudou Bébé

Thats One Huuuuge Chicken Leg!!! just look at the size of it! over 60 cm in height!

If you are STILL hungry, the gigantic 110 cm version is up for grabs too!

Probably came from a turkey, what do you think?

As a matter of fact, i’d probably want to have one of these on my bed,  if I’m absolutely honest.

It needs a stuffed watermelon to go with it to complete the set however, because, y’know, chicken and watermelon go together and suchlike.

But if the monsterous chicken leg isn’t quite enough for you, the whole kit & kaboodle is availble- an oversized roast chicken. (possibly a toy set for people who dream of actually being able to cook one day.. but are sadly incapable at present.

YunNasi Peluche Poule Poulet Jouet au Premier Age Cadeau Doudou Bébé 45cm

It appears this fluffy chook comes with a whole family of accessories and additions for the perfect inedible roast.

I just cant get over how ridiculous this looks.. but I think I know I WANT ONE for absolutely inexplicable reasons.

Amusing chicken products in the UK.

A pal put me onto the concept of utilising package forwarders in order to be able to purchase products from UK, US and french websites that do not normally ship to Australia.

Mostly, I’m after cool electronics, but out of sheer curiosity I had a look in the pet section of Amazon in the UK, and found some pretty whacky things for sale that made me laugh a bit. I wonder how many they sell?

My first pick is the “chicken swing” by fowl play products from amazon UK. 

Fair enough, our chooks like to caper around.. but a plastic, purpose built playtime object.. just for swinging… And to top it off, just in case your avian avian happens to read, and forgets what her henhouse toy is for, its name is written in big, bold letters!

Admittedly, it is a kinda cute idea, and would make a thoughtful gift fro someone with some bored chooks in their back yard.


The next bit of unusual kit for your chicken is the Omlet Pink High-Vis Chicken Jacket. also on amazon UK, by the same seller. “Omlet”

Yep. You read right. It’s a high visibility safety jacket for your chicken. Turn your chook into a tradie or factory worker overnight?

Or, rather, make very sure that a wild dog, or fox will see her in the dead of night with certainty. The mind boggles.

In reality, its a quirky sort of gift that will engender a few laughs at the next family BBQ.

In all practicality though, some of the sillier and more intellectually challenged chooks designed for egg laying do have a habit of hiding in the back garden, and being impossible to find at twilight so you can pack them into the safety of the henhouse and shut the door (well away from the murderous intentions of the said dastardly Mr Fox)

Under a torch, any absconding prize egg layer hiding under a bush would glow and flash quite brightly, making them easier to catch.

The pic on the product listing below adds some context- why did the chicken cross the road? Because..

BUT, safety first! She had to do a JHA – Job Hazard Assessment, which determined there was a risk, and she needed to wear appropriate PPE – Personal Protection Equipment to mitigate the risk of being run over…

Again, my mind runneth over with wonder.. normally these kind of obscure and odd inventions with questionable practical uses only come from Japan last I checked.

Seems the Brits have jumped on the bandwagon of too much time and money to burn. At the time of writing, there were only a few of these abominations left in stock. I never would have guessed they could turn out to be popular!!

Might have had something to do with a tweet on by a bloke called “lord sugar” on twitter that went a bit viral perhaps..

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