The Kebab Factory: The Ultimate Kebab Platter

I came, I saw, and I ate at SM Megamall's Mega Food Sale this afternoon. And aside from getting a great deal from one in over a hundred of dining establishments on sale, my adventurous taste buds also got to explore another cuisine I haven't been acquainted to that much, Middle Eastern and Indian fare which The Kebab Factory generously offers.
Kebab Platter 1 Kebab Trio

Being a lover of the famous Chinese, Japanese and Filipino dishes, I haven't had the chance to immerse myself in the gustatory delights of the Middle East, as well as India's. I honestly have gone to only one similar restaurant, so I was definitely excited to try out the dishes at The Kebab Factory, conveniently located in Mega Atrium's 2nd floor.

The Kebab Factory SM Megamall

Although I don't know a lot about India and the Middle East, I didn't feel even a hint of intimidation at The Kebab Factory. The interior for one is very cozy and relaxing despite being sophisticated. And for someone new to Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant and all its staff were actually very welcoming and helpful in answering all my inquiries.

The Promos

Food comes aplenty in The Kebab Factory. From meal starters, kebabs, tikka and tandoori, to curries, breads and desserts, the resto has a wide selection of food items to choose from. However, for the Mega Food Sale, these promos are given the spotlight.

TKF Eat-all-you-can TKF Currilicious
TKF Ultimate Platter
(Click the photos to enlarge.)

All three of these promo sets are great value for money, and will luckily be staying even after SM Megamall's Mega Food Sale. However, better try it now than later. And since I ate solo, I opted to get an item from the TKF Ultimate Platter for a heavy lunch.

The Kebab Factory Ultimate Platter

For my ultimate platter, I've chosen to go with the Kebab Trio (P400), a big plate of not one, not two, but three mouthwatering skewers of kebabs in beef, chicken and lamb, served with butter rice, pita bread and some vegetables on the side.

Kebab Trio P400

As a small girl with a surprisingly big appetite, I hate to admit that I've lost to this hearty plate of meaty goodness. As much as I want to finish the whole thing up, I just can't force myself since the serving is really huge! And taste-wise, this platter got every good thing going. All three kebabs were so meaty and so flavorful. However, if I'd pick a favorite, then I choose the lamb since it was the most succulent among the three. Don't get me wrong though, the beef is quite as tender and tasty, while the chicken has a nice curry kick to it.

Yogurt Garlic and Chili Dip

This may be trivial to some, but it was very important for me. Yes, the dips. No matter how good a serving of kebab is, a dollop of dip can even take it up a notch higher. And for my case, the Yogurt Garlic Dip made my meal even more memorable with its beautiful blend of salty, garlicky and tangy sharpness. Spicy food lovers can also shout hooray as the Chili Dip is one hot item! Even a little bit can already give you a strong kick.

The Dessert and Beverage

Of course, I wouldn't leave The Kebab Factory without even trying any of the desserts. So for the afternoon, I had myself one of their specialties, the Rose Kulfi (P150) which is a home-made ice cream with purée made of cardamon and rose.

Rose Kulfi P150

I may not know a lot bout aphrodisiacs, but this ice cream got me spellbound upon first sight. The color is just so beautiful, and the light, refreshing smell is so enticing. Upon tasting it though, the Rose Kulfi was not what I expected. Don't get me wrong, it did have that distinct rose flavor which I love. However, it was just too sweet for my palate. I'm not sure if they had too much sugar or syrup for this batch. But if the sweetness was toned down a bit, this will no doubt make it to one of my favorite ice creams.

Rose Kulfi Melon Lassi P135

As for my choice of beverage for the afternoon, I decided to go with Melon Lassi (P135), a refreshing concoction of sweet melon, and salty and tangy lassi -- a yogurt-based drink popular in India. To be honest, I'm not much of a yogurt fan, but The Kebab Factory's lassi was an exception. I loved it to bits and will definitely order it again on my next visit.

THE VERDICT

After a day of pigging out in The Kebab Factory, I've gained a new-found interest on Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, both of which have distinct flavors which fortunately tickled my palate in the right ways. And with a courteous and prompt service, reasonable pricing, a relaxing restaurant ambiance and even its own toilet, I'm very positive that The Kebab Factory hasn't seen the last of me.

Taste - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


The Kebab Factory, SM Megamall Atrium
2/F SM Megamall The Atrium, EDSA
Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong City
Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 631-9648
Official Website
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48 comments:

  1. I love Kebab Factory! I should have tried their desserts too but got really full when we tried the Chicken Mast Kebab. Thumbs up too for the garlic dip!

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    1. Try the desserts next time! :D On my next visit I'm thinking I'll go for the Gulab Jammu~ ^^

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  2. never tried kebab like this. Yung sa shawarma lang :D it looks delicious anyway and ung ice cream :9

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  3. Ayan, I feel hungry just by looking at the photos. Haha! :)

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  4. Having been leaving in the Middle East for more than 10 years , where kebab is one of the popular dish,I learned to love it. There ia one Pakistani friend that makes a delicious kebab ,sadly I never had the chance to ask for his recipe.

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    1. Wow! You've really tried the authentic Middle Eastern fare then! :D

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  5. yummmmmm!! ^__^


    MICHAEL MACALOS
    http://michaelmacalos.blogspot.com

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  6. I've never tried Middle Eastern food. But since you recommended it, I'm gonna check this out.

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  7. Aside from Chinese dishes which I love, Persian food is also our weakness! We can eat kebabs everyday!

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  8. yummy! There are just too many good restaurants in Metro Manila...Kaya lang katamad mag drive :P

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  9. The Mega Food sale is a foodie's dream come true. I would not know where to go during a time like this. I have come to learn that restaurants like the Kebab factory is a good option. I love chicken kebab

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  10. In fairness to The Kebab factory, this is probably the most stylish and upscale kebab place I've seen. I know I would definitely try the Kebab Trio, but the Rose Kulfi surely caught my interest more. :)

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    1. It sure is interesting, no? :) Just the mere mention of "rose" in an ice cream is already eye-catching! :D

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  11. never tried kebab but that looks like a big meal :D

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  12. looks very delicious! thanks for sharing

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  13. The Kebab Trio you ordered looks yummy! I've never tried Kebab Factory and your post makes me want to! :D

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  14. I haven't been too Kebab Factory. is this Halal Certified? I've taste authentic Indian food and my taste buds were surprised to taste overflowing flavors and yet very delicious. :)

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  15. 4/5! We are quite happy at the simple Mr. Kebab, I think we should really really try Kebab Factory sometime. Thanks for the review, and the photos!

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    1. I haven't tried Mr. Kebab yet.. :D Maybe next time, I'll try that one naman.. ;) Thanks!

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  16. I am currently in a city where kebabs and tandoori chicken are everywhere. I love Middle Eastern and Indian foods but this one in SM looks great too. I hope I can try that one soon too. :)

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  17. Yummy looking shawarma rice! :)

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  18. I remembered a rose drink I ordered in Kozui, it smelled good but it tasted different ; p I have to try lamb kebab. Your photos look so appetizing!

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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    1. Thanks Mrs.M! :) Now that you mentioned it, I might try the rose drink when I visit Kozui.. ^^

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  19. thanks for sharing.. another new place to visit

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  20. i wanna try those foods sometimes, thanks for sharing

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  21. As far as I know the origin of kebab lie in the short supply of cooking fuel. Well I must try this KEBAB RECIPE.

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  22. Tsss.. Another foodie blogger here! I think I should eat dinner na, its 11pm already, and as reading your post I am asking my boyfie a date to kebab :) -> miss JHENZ http://jeniferbalatico.blogspot.com/2012/08/pepper-n-mint-is-looking-for-online.html

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  23. love the ambiance and the trio you ordered looks mouthwatering. :) makadaan nga.

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  24. Haven't tried this establishment but I always love me some kebab! :> Will keep this in mind.

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  25. Looks really good, Sumi! Thanks for sharing this.

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  26. Great review and photos! Your post made me miss Middle Eastern and Indian food which I love. I acquired the taste for these cuisine due to my 25 years working in the Middle East. The Kebab Factory deals look seems to be very good deals. I will try the resto soon :)

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  27. The hubby doesn't want indian foods; pero, I do! hahaha!! I'd love to try this sis!

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  28. Yummy food, want to experience the taste.

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  29. I think Kebab is really one Indian's influences to us.. looks yummy

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  30. We love kebab too. Is this better than Arya's?

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  31. wow looks yummy! I think the serving was really more than enough to feed a hungry tummy. chicken kebab's are my fav.

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  32. Oh I miss kebab! I first knew and had kebab when I was in Bahrain.

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  33. Hubby and I always ate at Kebab Factory. I love their version of sauteed ground beef! Panalo talaga! :)

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  34. Oh my, my friends and I will love it there for sure! Must visit soon!

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  35. I didn't go to the food sale XD I went thrift shopping instead. *lol* Glad you had fun!~

    I want to try Mediterranean food too but bf has a love/hate with Indian cuisine :/ Maybe I'll just drag him here since it doesn't look too Indian. *lol*

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  36. I really wanted to go there last Sunday but knowing the wife who is very picky with her food, we have to choose the one accross (Yabu).

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  37. I love Kebab! I've heard of this but I haven't actually tried dining. :p

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  38. love the yogurt garlic dip and the kebab trio!!

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