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Help Sam Rowlands MS find the best kebab house in North Wales


SAM Rowlands, MS for North Wales, has called on his constituents to nominate their favourite kebab house for an annual award.

Mr Rowlands, who has been known to enjoy the occasional kebab, wants people across his region to vote for the place where they like to buy this popular delicacy.

Voting is now open for the 10th annual British Kebab Awards, and Mr Rowlands wants to see a kebab house in North Wales take the top spot in the country.

He said: “I am a big fan of kebabs and I am now encouraging my constituents to vote for their favourite so we can find out which house is the best for kebabs in North Wales.

“The kebab trade is estimated at being worth a staggering £2.8 billion to the British economy with over 20,000 kebab houses all over the UK selling more than 1.5 million of them every day.

“I want to back North Wales’ best kebab house to take home the Best Kebab House in Wales Award, so please vote for your favourite by January 19 by going to www.samrowlands.org.uk/north-wales-best-kebab-house-ty-cebabs-gorau-gogledd-cymru.”

The UK’s first kebab shop, Istanbul Restaurant in Soho, opened during the Second World War and pictures of it feature in the Imperial War Museum.

But it was not until 1966 that the doner kebab – cooked on a vertical spit – first appeared with the opening of the Hodja Nasreddin Kebab House by Çetin Bukey and Konjay Hüseyn in North London’s Newington Green.

There are now more than 20,000 kebab outlets in the, UK selling roughly 2,500 tonnes of lamb and chicken doner a week.

There are also about 200 doner kebab manufacturers in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £750m.

To submit your own entries for the national competition and nominate a kebab house for any of the other categories, go to www.voting.britishkebabawards.com.