On Friday just before our musical, the Wife decided we shall dine there, seeing that it was virtually empty and it was only 6pm.
Something that I realised in Australia is that bread at most places is not complimentary. Instead you have to pay AUD 5 for warm Turkish bread which thankfully was worth paying for. However, it was another AUD 5 for the Hummus dip which was alright as i had better.
Before we had two bites of the bread dipped in hummus, the mains arrived. Clearly, they only know how to work in extra fast mode.
The Mousakka was served without the bechamel sauce and cheese that I remember having in our last meal of Mousakka back in Malaysia. This feels much lighter with the tomato paste bringing the eggplant and minced meat together in one dish. Although the highlight of this dish has to be the Turkish rice, fluffy and light, I wonder what did they put inside.
The Iskender is basically roast lamb, more turkish bread, tomato puree served with yoghurt and rice. It wasn't superb but the meat was well flavoured and cooked.
By the end of it, the bread and rice almost put us into a comatose.
The Baklava came calling and the Wife ordered the hazelnut version. Unfortunately, it came out all oily and it wasn't as sweet as what we expect from baklava. Sweet tooth or not, i think some sugar is missing. However don't attempt to polish a plate on your own, it is a very heavy dessert.
Prices aren't cheap but not overly dear with mains at the AUD20-30 mark and the whole meal came just a tad over AUD80 for two.
Will i come again? Maybe if it wasn't as rushed and judging from some of the reviews I have read, definitely not on a weekend night when the crazy crowd is apparent.
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