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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sofra Turkish Cafe and Restaurant
#02-42, Shaw Towers
I've fallen in love with Middle Eastern cuisine ever since I first tried it at one of the ubiquitous Middle East cafes while studying in New Zealand. It's considered as an "exotic" cuisine to most Singaporeans as there are not many such cafes or restaurants in the main shopping and dining areas such as Orchard Road. A pity, as the food is really delicious!
The Salad Plate ($11.50++) is meant as a starter for 2 persons but I chose to have it as my main as I'm hankering for hummus. There's a combination of Sofra salad, eggplant salad and hummus. This was really great, especially the well-marinated fried eggplant with peppers, tomatoes and onions. I also liked the hummus which had a smooth texture and rich, creamy consistency. The plate was supposed to come with vine leaves rolls but the kitchen ran out of them so this was on the house.
The Chicken Baked Rice ($13.50++) looked quite good with its cheesy topping.
Now, this is truly a feast for carnivores. The Jumbo Kebab Combo ($34.50++) consists of beef, lamb and chicken kebabs, using swords as skewers. There were also bread and salad on the side. I liked the grilled eggplants but some of the outer skin was too charred to be consumed.
The portions are very generous and prices are kept within a reasonable range. Even though the restaurant does not serve any meals in between lunch and dinner, the chefs were kind enough to cook for 2 ladies who arrived late with their babies in tow. Now, this is what I call good service! All in all, I really enjoyed my meal here.
Labels: Middle East
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