Monday, February 15, 2010

Habib's Charcoal Chicken - Bankstown

Gum? Check! Mints? Check! More Gum? CHECK! Ok. Now I'm ready to go Habibs. And if you don't have enough gum and mints on you, I would recommend only going to Habib's with friends who don't mind smelling your breath. Why? Because Habibs has the best Garlic sauce you'll ever taste!


Habib's is no Tetsuyas. There's no white linen cloth or 5 different wine glasses on your table. What you will get is plastic covers, plastic chairs and no nonsense service. But none of this matters. All that matters is the Garlic sauce.


I've only ever eaten in at Habib's. Never take away. Mainly because when you eat in, you get so much more value for food. (You do pay extra, but I think its worth it).

Habib's 1/2 chicken

If you're after a standard bbq chicken to go home and eat with mash and gravy, then you're at the wrong place. When you order chicken at Habib's you're first thought is that its quite expensive. But what you actually get is chicken...

Unlimited lebanese bread....

Unlimited pickles...

unlimited garlic sauce...


Ontop of the unlimited sides, you must order yourself a side of their super crispy french fries. If you ask for Chicken salt (Which I think is a must!), they'll give you the shaker so you can go nuts yourself! Oh yeahhhhh!!!

Tabouli, Hummus, Babaganoush

They also have different salads and dips you can order. Not pictured here is a delicious fried cauliflower which I sometimes order. And I hate cauliflower!

To eat:

1. Get a piece of lebanese bread
2. Slather with garlic sauce
3. Add a few shreds of chicken
4. Add a few salted fries
5. Add pickles to taste
6. Add other salads and dips to taste
7. Roll and take one bite
8. Top with more garlic sauce
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until you finish.
10. Start all over again

If you should run out of lebanese bread, pickles or god forbid, the garlic sauce, they will happily top it up for you! Becareful with what you order, because there is a lot of food! My friend who generally eats an entire BBQ chicken in one sitting, only managed 1/2 of a Habib's chicken.

Oh, don't forget to get a fizzy drink, it helps when you need to burp more garlic than your friends! hehe

Habib's Charcoal Chicken
24 Restwell st
Bankstown NSW 2200
Phone (02) 9708 2219


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2 comments:

Simon Food Favourites said...

so how much is the chicken? and if the garlic sauce is all your after then why buy chicken when garlic sauce is free HEHE. by the way last time when i went to Tetsuya's it was paper sheets over linen table clothes :-)

SoRMuiJAi said...

Tetsuya in the making! haha the garlic sauce is only free if you order the chicken! Besides, the chicken makes it easier for the sauce to hold onto! :P

I can't remember the price exactly since we always order in big groups and split the bill. From memory, a whole chicken is around $15-20?? Most of the time when we split the bill, you're looking at $7-10 for chicken, chips, salad and drinks!

Oh! They also sell jars of the garlic sauce! Very nice to eat with crackers. Not so nice for the people sitting around you...