New kebab house opens in downtown Yangon

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Photos by Angel Ko Ko.

Olive Kabab House is the type of place where you will realize how much you have missed gorging yourself on kebab, and how those days are over now.

The family-run joint dishes out several varieties of kebab and thick pita bread for budget prices in a no-frills setting. Unsurprisingly, the diner has been bustling with hungry customers since opening one month ago.

Almost everything is cooked from scratch with the help of a clay oven, and the eatery’s speciality lamb shank is on the higher end of the price list, at only 4,000 kyats. Staff serve the lamb shank broth as a gratis side or customers looking for an aphrodisiac may consider the oxtail soup on the owner’s recommendation.

Ten thousand kyats is more than enough to fill you—probably for days. Kebab like the long, hand-minced adana and the Turkish beyti cost 6,000 kyats and come with rice and salad, or rice and yoghurt.

Chicken seekh kebab with a wonderfully spiced mandi rice comes for 5,000 kyats, while Myanmar-style curries (oxtail, mutton, beef, beef tongue) are between 2,500-5,000 kyats.

The beef pita-pide—Turkish flat bread with ground beef, chicken or cheddar/mozzarella—is 3,000 kyats. The turkey leg with mash potato and a fresh tomato dip, and the rack of lamb spine also come recommended.

Special orders on huge feasts are available for groups at a discounted price—in fact, that is how Olive Kebab started two years ago, as a catering and delivery service.

Its move to bricks and mortar sees it becoming a real purveyor of fine kebabs: undoubtedly it will amass a loyal following.

Address: 9, (ground floor), 90th Street, Kandawkalay Township

Opening hours: 5pm-11pm

Telephone: 09420108879 / 09968550550

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