Ando: Camel? Yes, those animals with humps. In a burger? Yes, and it was quite tasty! Well I have to admit, the first time I tried the camel burger at Mashawi House (back then the store was known as Camel Kingdom) it was delivered to me and it wasn’t piping hot, so the burger wasn’t as satisfying. But this time I decided to visit the store. C’mon camel burger, change my mind!
Located in Lakemba, parking wasn’t too much trouble but I did get a bit lost locating the store. Since the name change, I didn’t realise I had walked straight passed it. An A-frame located on the pathway spelled out ‘Camel Kingdom’ but the store sign above the walkway had ‘Mashawi Home’.
Camel Burger – with lettuce, tomato, onion, beetroot and cheese ($7.99). The main reason I ordered this burger was for the camel meat. The patty tasted like a cross between beef and lamb. It didn’t taste too fatty but did taste a bit elastic. Aside from the patty, it was a simple burger. I ordered this in a meal with chips and a drink (not pictured). It was midday and the fridge stock was quite limited. I believed I took the last bottle of coke on that day.
Skewer Mixed Plate – choice of lamb, chicken or kafta (single serve $15). The friendly man behind the counter suggested that I tried all three meat. This dish also came with a side of Lebanese bread and I side of sauce. I told him I couldn’t pick between the three; garlic sauce, hummus and baba ganoush, so he gave all three. I wasn’t complaining.
The experience of the camel burger was more enjoyable the second time around. And I will be back whenever I am in the area or whenever I feel like venturing out from the usual beef burger. Alpaca or deer burger next round anyone?
156 Haldon Street, Lakemba, NSW 2195.
(02) 9759 3304