Sink your teeth into some rapturous wraps from Hendra’s Kebab Kulture
The humble kebab has been there for us on many a late night (or, technically, early morning). Long relegated as a last-resort feed used to line the stomach, the kebab is now making a comeback as an anytime dish. Spearheading this resurgence is the Gencerler Group, whose new hip hop-influenced Hendra eatery Kebab Kulture is putting some globe-spanning twists on the handy wrap.
If any dish was in sore need of a rebrand, it’s the kebab. After years of existing in the court of public opinion as the somewhat dubious 3:00 am fallback, Josh Gencerler and the Gencerler Group (Ahmet’s South Bank) is looking to change the dialogue surrounding the Middle Eastern staple with Kebab Kulture, a brand-new casual eatery nestled in a 120-sqm space just off Hendra’s East West Arterial Road. To do this, Josh and the team are casting their net of inspirations far and wide, drawing influence from kebabs from different cultures around the globe. The Kebab Kulture crew has recruited mural masters at The Graffiti Collective to apply some signature wall art to the 30-seater shop’s interior. Hip-hop is the aesthetic of choice, with the likenesses of Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G. and Eminem featured in the wall art alongside a slick Chevrolet Impala, while hip-hop tunes bounce through the air.
Kebab Kulture’s menu offers much more than the usual proteins and limp run-of-the-mill salads – the team is slinging nine signature kebabs inspired by a host of worldly flavours. The base is simple – succulent shavings of halal-friendly meat (or veg, if you prefer) is enveloped in a soft lavash-style wrap, before modifications are added. You can opt for a classic-style kebab with The Original (lamb, onion, tomato, paprika and garlic sauce) or ramp up the flavour with more left-field options such as The Saharan (chicken, onion, tomato, capsicum, fetta, garlic and chilli mayo), The Americas (lamb, onion, tomato, capsicum, cheese, kidney beans, BBQ sauce and chilli mayo) and The Australian (lamb, onion, tomato, capsicum, cheese, pineapple, tomato and BBQ sauce). Want to keep your hands from getting messy? Kebab Kulture also offers a trio of kebab bowls (lamb, chicken and vegetarian with your choice of salad, chips and sauce) and lamb or chicken HSP boxes for a fork-friendly option. To wash it all down, Kebab Kulture is stocked with a range of non-alcoholic beverages.
Kebab Kulture is now open. For operating hours, check out the Stumble Guide.
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