Spot On Kebab Station, 263 Ballarat Road, Braybrook. Phone: 0449 545 786
A blog I have started following recently is called Mon’s Adventures.
I like Monique’s writing style and perspective, and she ventures into the western suburbs occasionally.
And while she covers food and places that are normally outside the scope of Consider The Sauce, she also is happy, as she puts it, to get “down and dirty” – as when she visited a Ballarat Road kebab shack.
Moreover, it’s a kebab joint that has hitherto escaped our notice.
Initially, and prompted slightly by Mon’s photos, I presumed this was because the establishment concerned is set back from the busy thoroughfare and next to La Porchetta.
And I found it of great interest that in Mon’s opinion, she would choose the Spot On “Bomba Burger” above “the overrated Huxtaburger any day”!
So it is that Team CTS – comprising, for this outing, yours truly, Bennie and by-now regular CTS helper Rob – heads for Braybrook in high spirits and replete with robust burger appetites.
Turns out Spot On Kebab Station has escaped notice by us until now not because it’s set back from the road – quite the opposite.
It’s sits right beside the road, with cars and trucks whizzing by just a few metres away.
It’s set up pretty much like your typical kebab shack.
But there’s a covered, turfed dining area with a wide-screen TV and heating facilities, should they be necessary.
There’s plenty of cheerful, obliging staff on hand, and even early in the evening there’s a steady flow of customers coming and going.
In some ways, we know that by being here so early in the night and early in the week, we are missing the point of this place.
Going by upbeat postings on its Facebook page, the Spot On team has already established its venture as something of a westie social hub.
Later at night, perhaps even on this night when game 1 of State of Origin kicks off, or in a few weeks time when the World Cup starts – this may be a very cool place to hang.
There’s certainly something that delights we three about chowing down right here.
Bennie and Rob both go with the chips-in Bomba Burger ($8.50), upgrading for an extra $2 each for more chips on the side and a can of soft drink.
According to the sign menus, the Bomba includes a 140-gram beef patty. As well, this being a solid halal joint, instead of bacon there’s a “rasher” of lamb doner kebab.
Chips, salad and dressing complete the picture.
Both my companions are very impressed with their meals, Bennie nodding enthusiastically after just a few mouthfuls and eventually giving it a 8/10 thumbs up.
I go the cevapi route, my large sandwich ($11) generously stuffed with swell-cooked sausage cubes and simply dressed with sour cream and onion slivers.
It tastes great and goes down a treat – or most of it, so hefty is my meal.
As with my mates’ burgers, the bread is fresh and lighter than might be expected from an eatery of Turkish derivation – and this no doubt helps elevate our combined experience.
Quite apart from our food – which we have really enjoyed – we simply like the very fact of Spot On’s existence.
Just one suggestion …
Come on, guys, make the switch – ditch the polystyrene for cardboard!