I have never tasted authentic Turkish cuisine. So coming here, I really had no expectations. I was just assuming that it’ll serve good Mediterranean cuisine as that is what the restaurant is labeled. Little did I know that I would be in for a treat that day.
I was a little late (okay…late) on this foodie meet up but going here was a stretch for me. I haven’t been in Greenhills for years so the traffic on a Sunday simply shocked me. It was drizzling outside so when I stepped inside this restaurant, a cloud of smoke greeted my eyes. It did seem smoky that time but that was probably due to the grilling going on in the kitchen. The place itself was very spacious and designwise, it was very simple. I really liked the oven at the back where the pizza is being baked. Aside from being a resto, they also sell Turkish goods that are also used as ingredients for their dishes. Talk about being really authentic and sticking to your roots!
I was only able to taste some of the dips in the platter but the hummous was really good. I added it in the balloon bread and it was just good. The bread was good too and yes, astoundingly big and balloony.
Just by looking at it, it would look like a really flat pita bread with some toppings on top. But that is actually their version of a pizza which was pretty good. It had this slight kick that’s best to eat with some lime spritz.
And this was just good! The chicken roll itself was tasty but to make it more interesting, it’s best to add some of the sauce it’s served in. I wanted to take more but I knew more food was on its way. 😀
So glad this was served near where I was sitting! 😀 I was just in awe on how the big the serving was. And guess what, underneath all that meat heaven and Mediterranean Pizza is rice. Nicely hidden huh? Every meat was seasoned well though I found some to be a little salty. It’s best to dip it in the garlic sauce. To add some fire, a little of the spicy sauce would do the trick.
I never got to taste everything that was served but below are the other dishes laid on our table.
For their Yogurt Shake, I wanted to try the salty version but something told my gut to try the sweet one instead. I guess it was all in preparation too for the dishes that was set before us. I heard that the salty one was good but so was the sweet version. I was still able to taste the yogurt in my drink.
And my first shot of Turkish Tea was free. Yep, at this place, the 1st glass is free. I have always wanted to try their tea, and it’s really good. It has nice acidity that’s best to have with some lime. No sugar added on this one!
I was only able to have sips of this and boy was that coffee strong! That small mug had a strong aroma that would prepare one for its strong acidity. Upon first sip, it left me with a slight chocolate aftertaste. We decided to add some sugar in but I preferred the one with no sugar.
Both of these desserts are their new items. I wasn’t able to taste the profiteroles ‘coz I instantly dove in to the other one. It seems authentic and interesting. It had slight crunches to it with the right level of sweetness. Perfect with their coffee or tea
I must say, I did experience not only authentic Mediterranean cuisine but Turkish as well at this joint. One of our companions that day, who recently went to Turkey, agreed that this was the next best thing for some Mediterranean treats. I’d surely drop by again for not only the food was great but so was the service!
G/F Intrawest Center,
101 Annapolis Street,
Greenhills, San Juan City