Dinner @ Akasya Turkish Kebab House

I must admit this dingy, little restaurant is not only close to home, but also close to my heart (OoOoOOooo corny). I love local restaurants owned by humble families because you know you’ll be getting honest and authentic food. This restaurant is probably the epitome of a family restaurant, with the parents at the front making the food, grandmother at the back making turkish bread and the little kids hanging around. The plates were quick to come out and the lady who served us was very friendly. Delicious, consistent food for a fraction of the price! The best kebab house in town ūüôā

Akasya Kebab Plate ($10.80 + extra dip $1 = $11.80 ) Рlamb and chicken kebab w/ turkish bread, salad & 1 dip. I chose the beetroot (beetroot, yogurt, dill & garlic) dip and added a 2nd ispanak/spinach dip.
Both the lamb and chicken were shaved in long thin pieces, keeping the meat moist and juicy. The turkish bread was cooked for a bit longer than usual but it was still beautiful nevertheless. The bread was fluffy, chewy with a brilliantly crispy crust. Salad was nicely dressed, giving a tangy and refreshing element on my palate. All of the components together with both dips (any of the dips they have!) go hand in hand. I’ve had this meal a couple of times and it’s been consistently good every time.

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9.5/10

T’s Verdict:
Quality of the food – 9.5/10
Price (based on food quality) – cheap
Service – 7.5/10
Atmosphere – a bit dingy but so humble
Overall experience – 9/10

Interested?
Akasya Turkish Kebab House (Turkish)
290 Main Road East, Saint Albans
(03) 9366 2328
Open Monday to Saturday 9AM – 10PM
Closed on Sunday
http://akasyakebabhouse.com/
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From Your Weekly Foodie,
– T

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Lunch @ Footscray Best Kebab House

Now, one must be very bold and confident in order to claim oneself as the¬†best. In addition to that, others would expect them to live up to their self-acclaimed title. In this case, I believe Footscray Best Kebab House has fallen a tiny bit short from the “best”, as I’ve had better kebab plates from other restaurants. Don’t expect anything fancy from this restaurant… I mean after all, it is Footscray. This place is just plain, simple, authentic. The staff was slightly unfriendly but maybe it’s because of the 30 degree heat.¬†Don’t get me wrong, the food was still delicious and I finished every spoonful. I guess I’ll just have to come back another time to try their actual kebabs and see if I can be proven wrong!

My meal:
Small kebab plate ($13) –¬†
your choice of meat, 2 dips w/ salad and turkish bread. I opted for the lamb & chicken w/ cacik and red capsicum dips. The dips were delicious, particularly the red capsicum which had a nice sweetness to it. The turkish bread was definitely one of the best; it was fluffy, light and chewy whilst still retaining its crispy exterior (heavenly!). The salad was a bit of a letdown as it¬†was too salty, however that faded when eaten with everything else.¬†I would’ve preferred to have the dips separate from the salad to preserve its freshness and the meat to be cut in thin long slices instead of shreds because it tends to be a bit dry but that’s just me being picky. Overall, a comforting and generous meal that leaves you satisfying full and happy!

8.5/10

8.5/10

A.T’s Meal:
Large kebab plate ($15) –¬†your choice of meat, 2 dips w/ salad and turkish bread. A.T went for lamb & chicken w/ cacik and hot chilli.¬†

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T’s Verdict:
Quality of the food – 8.5/10
Price (based on food quality) – very reasonable
Service – 5/10
Atmosphere – casual
Overall experience – 7.5/10

Interested?
Footscray Best Kebab House
93 Nicholson Street, Footscray
(03) 9689 0777
Open Monday to Saturday 9AM – 7PM
Closed on Sunday
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Stay tuned for next week’s post!
From Your Weekly Foodie,
– T