Sherman's Food Adventure
Restaurant review: Donair Affair (Guildford)
10784 148th Street, Surrey | 604-584-3839
• Large portions
• Decent eats
• Decent eats, but some aspects could be better such as the falafels and dry lamb
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Often, Vietnamese or Chinese food are my default cuisine choices when I'm looking for a quick, cheap and filling meal.
Think of it, a large plate or bowl of whatever for under $8.00 can be had.
However, as you can probably ascertain, the overwhelming amount of Asian food in this town can sometimes eclipse other choices.
Another place to fill your tummy for cheap would be the good ol' donair, shawarma, gyro or that-kinda-place. Think end credits of The Avengers. Now, I'm no Iron Man, but I do have an iron stomach of sorts, except when it comes to the dreaded onion (but you really don't want to hear about that).
So off I went to Donair Affair in search of cheap eats.
I started with the Falafel Donair first and it was bursting at the seams (literally, as stuff was squirting out) with sauce and ingredients. I liked the freshness of the lettuce as well as the vibrant tomatoes combined with the 3 different sauces.
The hot sauce was there, but wasn't really that spicy. As for the falafels, they were premade, hence there was no crunch or textural contrasts.
Rather, it was crumbly and soft. That didn't really bother me that much since the whole thing was satisfying.
The one thing that did annoy me somewhat was the salt content. I got a Chicken Donair for me friend and it was brimming full of nicely charred chicken meat. It was still moist though with lots of natural sweet flavour.
Again, combined with the rest of the ingredients, it was a good and fulfilling concoction.
Lastly, my Lamb Platter was absolutely massive with lots of processed lamb meat. It wasn't particularly lamb tasting and a bit dry, yet all the sauce on top made up for it.
The accompanying hummus was texturally smooth with some grittiness. It did have a good lemon hit though.
Boy was I stuffed after the falafel donair. Imagine how full I was after the platter...
Donair Affair hit the spot in terms of price, portion and quality.