Pleasantly surprised to find this doner kebab place in the Old Quarter of Hanoi so Hubby and I decided to stop by here for supper. If you’re wondering what doner kebab is, well, it is a type of Turkish street food that comes with meat that’s cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Similar to those kebab stalls we can find at the pasar malam here in Singapore (which are rubbish by the way because they are just too stingy with the filling) or like those from Shiraz Mazzeh which is one of my favourite kebab brands.
Banh My Duc Long Doner Kebab
4 Luong Ngoc Quyen
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3926 2726
Opening hours: 7.00am to 11.30pm daily
The kebab here can be enjoyed in several ways – with flat bread (can be wrapped with meat & vegetables or have the ingredients served on a separate plate), baguette (like a banh mi), rice, salad or fries. You can choose between chicken or pork meat.
I had the Doner Kebab (30,000 VND) with chicken which was quite a handful to hold because it was stuffed with so much ingredients.
Tender grilled chicken with shredded lettuce, purple cabbage, cucumber slices, tomato slices, carrots & onions with mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce. The dressing was a little on the sweeter side but the whole combination was just delicious. Vegetables were fresh and crunchy. I loved the bread that was quite thin – it had a nice crust on the outside and was soft on the inside.
Hubby ordered the Khoai Chien Kebab (40,000 VND) with pork that came in a massive portion. The pork was very fatty but interestingly, the fat layers were the crunchy and not the greasy type. Meat was also moist.
The fries were crispy and crunchy but I believed they were deep-fried in animal fat (possibly pork lard) so they had a strong ‘porky’ & gamey smell which kinda put me off. Hubby totally loved that though.
A sinful but very satisfying supper indeed. Prices were very affordable as well – we spent just under SGD4.40. At this price, we can’t even get a decent kebab roll in Singapore, lol. If you’re looking for something beyond the usual Vietnamese fare in Hanoi, this is a great option to consider.