The first dish to arrive was the hummus and pita. You would think that you couldn't really get this wrong? Something so simple? The portion was tiny and the hummus a very strange shade of yellow. It was watery and tasteless and almost powdery at the same time. Not a hint of garlic or lemon. I actually wondered if it contained any chick peas at all..?? The only thing i can think of is that it came out of a packet that you added water to...
The second dish to arrive was the "Turkish" sausage. Even being British, I was more turkish than the turkish sausage.... it was just a regular cheap and nasty pork(ish) sausage, sliced thinly with some boiled apple chunks. The flavour was disconcerting to say the least, and it left a slimy film in my mouth. It looked like it had been boiled to within an inch of its life. truly one of the nastiest things i have ever put in my mouth and there have been a few...
Other dishes that were also stomach turning included the "hot pan Turkish Special" of ostrich and mushroom. i actually spat this back out onto my plate, as did my dad, as i think the meat was "off". personally i didn't want a trip to A&E that evening... Also the tuna and cheese vine leaves (Turkish..???? i think not) Certainly not a gastronomic spin on a well loved classic... The vine leaves tasted like they had just been plucked off the banyan tree outside the restaurant and the tuna was straight out of a skipjack tin. lovely...
The two dishes that were just about edible were the cheese and spinach mint cigars (deep fried filled filo pastry cigar shapes) and the cheese and spinach puffs... we have a theme going here dont we..?
At this point, we wanted to minimize damage to both our stomachs and our wallets and cancelled the rest of our order and asked for the bill. We refused to pay for the "hot pan special" as i'm sure it breached more health and safety codes than i care to think about. Anyone lost their dog recently??
There is absolutely NOTHING TURKISH about this restaurant and unless your completely drunk to the point where you don't know your own name, i can't believe you will like this place. The food is terrifying and if you value your life i would run as fast as you can past this place.
On the other hand if you fancy losing a lot of weight fast via both ends this could be for you...
Recommended Dish(es): the water
Date of Visit: Feb 25, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately HKD300(Dinner)
Value for Money1
Keep it up!