Daily: 09:00 - 23:00
Qbab serves premium middle eastern kebabs. Qbab takes traditional middle eastern spices and pairs it with modern sauces to find a harmonious balance.
Full Qbab review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/11/qbab.html
As their name suggests, Qbab is a small kiosk offering Middle Eastern / Turkish style kebab rolls. A cute play on words, the owners hope people "Q for their Qbabs", this stall sources chicken and lamb from Halal suppliers fresh daily, then their meat is marinated overnight. This insistence on freshness extends to their no MSG policy, and the concept of Qbab is rather fast-food style; choose a meat, choose a variety of vegetables, then choose a sauce.
Ambience at Qbab is simple but functional. The small floor space is an open concept area, divided by a long, communal dining table, and several individual tables. You can see the chefs in the open kitchen preparing the meat for roasting / grilling! Part of the appeal of Qbab is watching them handcraft your kebab roll from scratch. Furniture is functional but not very comfortable, this is very much an eat-and-go place, with quite a lot of people ordering takeaway.
Service at Qbab is completely self-service, with ordering, payment, and collection all done over the counter. At least staff are friendly and engaging, able to describe the various choices of vegetables and sauces, and they fulfill orders quickly too. If dining in, staff do help to clear empty / dirty tables, though it's encouraged that you do this yourself.
Food at Qbab is all about Turkish / Middle Eastern kebab rolls. Portions are large for individuals, and quite filling. Besides 2 types of protein (chicken or lamb) to choose from, you can also stuff your kebab roll with between 0 - 5 vegetables (lettuce, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapenos), and cheese. Qbab also offers a variety of 7 sauces, you can choose 1 or 2 sauces to fill your kebab roll. Prices are reflective of its premium, hand crafted status, rather like high-end fast food, budget about SGD $14 for a kebab roll with a drink.
I dont usually write reviews but this place has to be called out. It is absolutely awful. Let me explain why. As a kebab, it fails on every single level and I can say this having eaten kebabs on a regular basis overseas where they are much more authentic not to mention better. The wrap is dry and hard, the meat is dry and tasteless, there are very limited condiments which not only suck, but they charge you more for more "exotic" sauces. To top it off they didnt even have lamb available which comprises of essentially HALF the menus meat selections. And as a final icing on the cake, they charge you like 12 dollars. So should you desire a dry, tastelesss, overpriced and cardboard like wrap, QBAB is your place to go.
Hungry in Raffles City Singapore. Look no further? hand crafted kebabs.... Had dinner with BIL who came in by MRT. He was hungry after hard day at work. We went to the first basement in Raffles City and looked for kebabs. What is on the menu? He had a lamb kebab. I had the Arabic Rice. This was nice with smooth well oiled rice rice in spices ? tumeric. With chicken and salad of onions, tomatoes and lettuce. Hefty serving of rice. Didn't need to order desert. The rice kebab would be good for people with gluten sensitivity. Especially those on gluten free diet. The kebab looked smaller as it was pressed on the special toaster before it was served. There were no tables only rectangular bars with high stools. Not alot of seating. Heavy traffic around the corner counter kebab shop. Good for waiting for friends or watching out for people when you are having lunch. See the prices, numericals represent Singapore dollars, from their website http://qbab.com.sg/
SMOKEY QBAB 10.5/13/10.5
Choice of protein, tomato oregano wrap, selection of veggies, cheese, barbecue sauce and ginger garlic aioli.
MUSTARD QBAB 10.5/13/10.5
Choice of protein, tomato oregano wrap, selection of veggies, chilli tomato relish and triple mustard.
PICKLED QBAB 9.9/12/9.9
Signature choice of protein, spinach wrap, selection of veggies, herbs, lime picked mayonnaise.
CHILLI SESAME QBAB 9.5/12/9.5
Choice of protein, original wrap, selection of veggies, chilli sesame sauce.
YOGURT QBAB 9.9/12/9.9
Signature choice of protein, plain wrap, selection of veggies, herbs, tatziki (yoghurt and cucumber) sauce.
ARABIC RICE 9.9/12/9.9
Signature choice of protein, selection of veggies, selection of sauce.
ON THE SIDE
REGULAR MEAL 2.5
Choose a packet of chip/bar and a drink (Available upon ordering a main)
PREMIUM MEAL 3.1
Choose a packet of chip/bar and a juice (Available upon ordering a main)
ARABIC SEASONED FRIES 3
Freshly cooked fries, with an arabic herb seasoning.
FELAFEL (3 PIECES) 4
Seasoned ground chick peas and vegetables, formed into patties and deep fried
EXTRA PROTEIN 3
If the standard portion is not enough, you may ask to add more protein into your Qbabs.