There is a new restaurant in Reisterstown — a type of restaurant that is new to the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon area. It's Village Kabob, a South Asian Halal cuisine restaurant.
The term Halal refers to what foods are permissible for Muslims to eat. To be considered lawful or permissible, some foods such as meat must be prepared in specific ways.
Village Kabob shares a space with YogiYum and is located just south of Franklin Boulevard, just across the street from Auto Zone.
The restaurant is very modern-looking on the inside with its white pedestal tables and chrome and plexiglass baker's chairs that sit nicely on the gleaming tile floor. Once you enter, you approach the counter where you will place your order. Your options are listed on a colorful and well-lit board in front of you.
Village Kabob offers a variety of kabobs, including chicken kabob, either boneless or bone in; lamb kabob, seekh kabob, which is ground sirloin, ground beef and grated onion with house seasoning; salmon kabobs; and more. All of these dishes are served with fresh tandoori bread, rice, salad, your choice of vegetable and chatni sauce.
The restaurant serves meat, veggie and mixed curry platters. The curry platters are served with rice or fresh tandoori bread. You can also choose from a wide variety of wraps, including a chicken kabob wrap, a grilled veggie wrap, a cheese stack wrap, and a gyro wrap.
Village Kabob offers four kinds of sandwich platters: a beef keema sandwich, a chicken keema sandwich, a fish filet sandwich and a chicken filet sandwich. All sandwiches are served with french fries and a 12-ounce soda.
Village Kabob serves gyro platters in lamb, chicken and mixed, all of which are served with rice, salad and gyro sauce.
You can also choose from four different types of salads: a garden salad, a grilled chicken salad, a gyro salad and a chicken kabob on garden salad.
Village Kabob offers three types of appetizers: veggie samosa, which is a savory pastry containing veggies and spices and fried in oil; and veggie or chicken pakora, which is a piece of vegetable or meat covered in a savory batter and deep fried.
In the same store front as Village Kabob is YogiYum, which is a frozen yogurt restaurant that offers a wide variety of flavors, from apple pie to white chocolate mousse. You put as much or as little of your favorite yogurt in a bowl and then add a variety of toppings, such as cookies, chocolate chips, fruit, candies, and even cake to create your own colorful and interesting dessert.
Village Kabob and YogiYum are at 11808 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
Terry Chaney is a Reisterstown resident and can be reached via email at