301 Racecourse Road
Flemington, VIC 3031
Thank goodness Google Maps brought back the tram stop information in its mobile app. For a while there it felt like I was living in the dark ages, as I had to either work out how to get to point B before leaving point A, or try and wrangle with the so-called mobile version of Journey Planner. If it weren’t for the tram information on Google Maps, I would’ve never made this last-minute decision of a trip to Flemington Kebab House.
There were no surprises at Flemington Kebab House; it’s the same sort of functional, fluorescent-lit space you see at any kebab house worth its salt, delicious smoky aromas swirling in the warm air, and a constant thoroughfare of take-away customers. The wait for food was longer than I would’ve expected, but I was just glad to be out of the cold.
Being the big spenders that we are, we chose the most expensive item on the menu to share – the Mix Grill ($24), consisting of 4 meats, 2 dips, salad, and a basket of bread. The Chicken Doner, sliced fresh off the spit, was moist and well marinated. Meanwhile the Adana Kebab oozed with spiced oils, each segment of minced lamb juicy and aromatic, with just a hint of fermentation.
The Chicken Shish, conversely, was tender and delicate, its succulence enhanced by just a smidge of smoke and spice. The Lamb Shish was unfortunately cooked through with not a hint of pink in the centre, but luckily the meat itself was fresh and flavoursome, with just the right level of gaminess.
Accompanying our meal was a crisp, zesty Tabouli, and a duo of dips. The Cacik consisted of sharp yoghurt swirled with chopped cucumber and garlic, whilst the Eggplant dip was disappointingly nondescript. The bread was warm and yeasty.
Flemington Kebab House promised, and it delivered in the form of juicy meats, fresh salads, and good bread. There really isn’t much to not like aside from the slow service, and I’m keen to come back for a kebab.