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Finally! A Terrific Lamb Kebab Sandwich Near Us (Lex/Winch/Wob/Burl/Arl)

opinionatedchef | Nov 26, 201312:47 AM

After learning of Lexington's Sizzling House of Kebab on Swank's Lex/Arl thread, we raced over there yesterday.I have to tell you, we were really pleased with the food we got there last night.

The biggest hit was the lamb kebab roll up, Wow! Finally an intelligent chef who knows how to make these roll ups easier to eat! The lamb had been marinated, grilled and then cut up into bite size pieces: Miracle! It was the most flavorful and tender/non gristly lamb i have had in Boston. My Love still thought there wasn't enough of it, but i was/am ecstatic. There was a regular tahini dressing but the roll up also had a whole other level of flavor in the cumin sumac dressing tossed with the cuke/chopped banana peppers/lettuce/ tomato in the roll up. Yay,cuuumin!
(Maybe he solved his dry pita problem, cuz the pita was fresh and not dried out.)

We also scarfed the recommended 'tomatoey babaganoush'- Mirzaghasemi- with its addictive smokiness. I think I could eat that every day. The Sweet corn and beet salad was good and refreshing but I preferred it combined with some cooked wheat grains we had on hand.

I would not order the regular baba again because the eggplant had not been smoked/charred over a flame, and was bleh and kind of bitter. Ditto with the chicken kebab rollup, unfortunately. (Unless it's because it was the end of the night) it had not been marinated and was dry as a bone.

Fred, the chef/owner is Irani, and Thank You for him is TAHSH a kor'.
Man , are we psyched. FINally, after 26 years, we don’t have to drive into Camb/Boston for a good lamb kabob sandwich! Great Thanks again to CHounds Edokko and Isolda.

*Flaming House of Kebab is located in a small shopping center on Woburn St. on the Wob/Burl side of Lex. where iirc, there used to be a Pasta shop.

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