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I love burgers and kebabs Wendouree howitt street ballarat

WP_20170510_18_29_04_ProOver the last couple months, I’ve noticed a food cart parked outside premix king and shepp cannery surplus, near NQR clearance stores on Howitt street, in the Wendouree CBD.
Bright blue fairy lights adorn a plain white boxish food van, shining alluringly in the night. Painted quite simply on the back of the van is some stylised burgers, kebabs and love hearts.

Mmmmm burgers.. Kebabs
. And oh yes I love them!!
It seemed a bit gimmicky at first, parked outside a late night liquor store, in a lonely car park, so I never investigated… Just drive on by. This, I’d learn, was a big mistake!!

Earlier this week, I and the lass stopped by in Wendouree shopping strip to quickly pick something up. It was a fresh night, pleasantly frosty, so we went for a wander, determined to undo whatever meager exercise we had undertaken with a good dose of comforting takeout.

Looking at the menu, the prices were reasonably cheap, the van was very clean and certainly not the usual disturbingly insanitary state food vans often can be… especially those serving kebabs!

We picked out a HSP – Halal Snack Pack. with two meats- chicken and Lamb.WP_20170510_18_40_41_Pro

As per usual, we devoured half that delicious Ballarat HSP before getting aroudn to takign a photo of it, in all its pristine three sauced splendour- there was a choice, but we went with traditional- Garlic, BBQ and chilli.

The size was particularly generous- more than enough for two, and served nice and piping hot!

The surprise was that in addition to delicious meats, the chips beneath were exceptionally golden and crispy. well above average, and probably the best take away chips in Ballarat, even rivaling the golden gems served up by the round the way bagel burger cafe.

WP_20170510_18_28_49_ProThe staff were really friendly, enthusiastic young people too- their cute little daughter can be seen helping her mum make burgers just over the counter, which is indescribably adorable.

Their burger menu looks crazily delicious too, with double crumbed fried chicken, “bird is the word”, meat lovers, and even a vegetarian burger creation featuring Haloumi cheese, eggplant and grilled spinach and pumpkin. I’m looking forward to coming back!

check out their facebook page- it has a lot more fantastic photos of their delicious burgers!

Highlights info row image1241 Howitt Street
3355 Wendouree, Victoria, Australia

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Saigon Vietnam Noodle House- Ballarat

While small and unassuming in size, this place packs quite a punch on both the value for money stakes, and the quality of the food. Two areas that are usually fairly incompatible.Not so the case for Saigon

One of the busier establishments on armstrong street, and despite the fact the wait staff look more like

Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaves with a delicious dipping sauce

Beef Wrapped in Betel Leaves with a delicious dipping sauce

traffic control council workers, in their hi-vis polo tops, the food is excellent, is served, fast, and the service is pretty friendly, and generally not half bad. The staff don’t ignore you and its easy to catch their eye. fast and efficient.

This restaurant is very possibly the home of the most generous and best value duck rice noodle soup i have had in the whole of Victoria!

I have ordered the duck soup, & rice noodles- which costs a princely $12.80 three times now, and there has always been a consistent quarter to half duck in the bowl! pretty damn good value!

I dipped my betel leaf wrapped beef packages in the soup.. delicious!

Dishes and custom beverages sampled:

Vietnamese coleslaw

Beef With Betel leaves

Beef and beef balls pho

special Chicken Pho

Pork and rice

Vietnamese coffee

Coconut juice with young coconut flesh.

https://www.facebook.com/saigonvietnamnoodlehouse

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