I've never had a kebab

BookyBooky ✭✭✭

Am I missing out?



  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭

    I can't believe this gets its own thread.  What happened to the "normal things you've never done" list?  image

    There's something a bit wrong but oh so right about a large doner when you've had six too many.  I'm quite good though, I'm averaging about one every six months at the moment.  As far as doners go, I'd say ignorance is bliss.

    A nicely prepared shish though - verrry tasty, even if you're being all sober and health conscious.

  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭
    PhilPub wrote (see)

    I can't believe this gets its own thread.  What happened to the "normal things you've never done" list?  image

    Surely this is an important question? A life-altering decision rests on the answers is may or may not receive! image

  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭

    So no to doner, but yes to shish? 

  • I routinely have a kebab while sober - but certainly not from any old dodgy kebab shop. I think that's the key, select the purveyor with care. They have a bad reputation, but think about it it's got protein, carbs, loads of vege - nicely balanced meal. Not just for when you're off your head. The shish, when it's cooked to order, is possibly a safer bet than the doner (which can look a tad offputting!)

  • Sarah

    I've also never had a kebab

  • Kebab is meat on a stick grilled. Just grilled meat. Unless it's Doner which is solidified fart on a stick.
  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭
    Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
    Unless it's Doner which is solidified fart on a stick.

    Solidified fart? image

  • Cant beat a Doner but you've gotta be p!ssed

  • I have a kebab occasionally. Haven't had one for a while. Although I will have doner I prefer either shish or the house special (basically some of everything).

    I think one of the cookery programmes or consumer programmes looked at kebabs and recommended going for something that you see cooked then and there because you don't know how long the doner meat has been there for.

    Best kebab I ever had was in Portmouth and consisted of a naan bread base with pakora and a mint sause poured over it. Yum.

  • Doners are usually fairly honking. Lamb shish is easily a million times nicer.

  • Here you go all the types and a little history too.

    The kebab is basically an out door cooked food, which in the west has been brought inside. Its not really a regular home cooked dish like curries so has never developed a restaurant culture. As a result of this it has suffered a lot from Englands binge drinking culture, where a take a way is more often or not eaten while drunk.


  • You are missing out yes. I love them. But only problem is if this is your dinner then trying to run 15miles after a kebab the night before is like running through porridge I find? make sure you get kebab chips with tomato and mayonnaise sauce image

  • I have never had a kebab and don't wonder about them either - admittedly I don't eat meat though

  • I have made fruit kebabs and also cooked vegetable kebabs. If we have a barbeque I prefer to cook vegetables on the barbeque rather than do lots of salads to go with meatfest.
  • SuperCazSuperCaz ✭✭✭

    I have never eaten a kebab from a kebab shop or van.  I have however eaten food that was cooked on a stick at family gatherings, such as the sort of thing mentioned by NLR.  Some of them have contained meat, but most have been veggie.

  • Ditto Maddy except with a slice of SuperCaz cos I've eaten vegetables on a stick before too 

  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭

    Does food being served on a stick confer kebab-status onto it?

    If so, I've had an ice cream kebab image

  • large chicken shish, with salad, extra jalapenos and a gallon of chilli sauce please. hold the pitta, i'm an af-er-lete dont ya know image

  • SuperCazSuperCaz ✭✭✭

    Bookie, I think the food is normally cooked too, so ice cream doesn't count.

  • WilkieWilkie ✭✭✭

    Bookie, I think the definition of a kebab is something which has been grilled on a stick, be it meat, fish, vegetables.

    I've not had a doner kebab since about 1990. 

    Quite often make lamb or chicken kebabs at home, putting small onions, mushrooms, chunks of pepper, between the pieces of meat. image

  • If there is something off putting about kebabs it is dodgy shops with questionable hygeine and questionable food products. I would go for a trusted eatery or make it yourself.
  • Mr PuffyMr Puffy ✭✭✭
    As usual my beskirted emerald chum hits the nail on the head, a clean kebaberie is a good kebaberie.

    If you like Sarah I will bring you one over from the Caspian, just ping it,be fine.
  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭

    Right, before the month is out I will endeavour to have a kebab. Not one of those compacted monstrosities that revolve and drip with fat and are shaved at regular intervals (who shaves their food?!), but a skewered meat/veg type construction.

    A Caspian kebab sounds intriguing!

  • PhilPubPhilPub ✭✭✭
    sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

     (who shaves their food?!),

    I had quite a hairy raw carrot today.

  • BookyBooky ✭✭✭

    Shaving vs. peeling. Hmm...

  • i love themmmmmmixed meat ones..............i daren't ask whaty meat but with coleslaw and salad and garlic and BBQ sauce mixed and maybe a bit of chilli sauce on the side with chips............................and a few beers................brillaint image

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  • Hmmmm kebab.... that might happen for dinner.

  • Hi there, I am just wondering if you ever had that kebab and how was your experience. Asking for a friend who will be trying his first soon. Thanks
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