Ahmed’s Kebab Van, Oxford (kpw* for week 48)   Leave a comment

[*kpw = kebab per week for 2013, as noted in an earlier post and the 52nd entry for the 2013 Challenge]

ahmed's kebab stand oxford kebab

Wow. When you commit to a long-term project you can grow weary of its demands. With luck, you will be reminded of what made it so compelling in the first place…I had just such a spot of luck tonight with my stop at Ahmed’s Kebab Van.

The chips were just barely caramelized and golden crisp and had to be deadly or at least stroke inducing (as in brain hemorrhage albeit a masturbatory stroke wouldn’t be out of order–yes, THAT good). The meat, not especially pretty, was abundant and just charred enough on the edges to give it a real barbecue flavour and the veg was crisp and wonderful.

Best bit had to be the chilli sauce (which is saying a bit since I already spewed over the chips). Smoky, with the texture of freshly pestled Mexican salsa and enough heat to rate high even outside this bland nation I would go back just for a bottle of it if I thought they would sell it to me. Awesome. Just…plain…awesome.

ahmed's kebab stand oxford

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