These 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!
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)
Sadly, 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