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With chef Somer Sivrioglu re cently returned from a trip to his
Turkish homeland, we thought it was time we re visited Efendy to
see just how his latest visit to Istanbul had influenced the menu.
Being long -time fans of both Efendy’s dinner menu and its lighter meze
dishes, we de cided to test the mettle of the Efendy Breakfast exp erience and
discovered an exotic array of dishes from clay pot roasted eggplant kebabs
to a traditional Turkish-style breakfast meze plate that was almost enough
to fill us up before we’d e ven beg un...
As my companion relaxed with a pomeg ranate and champag ne cocktail,
I loaded up my Turkish Bread with the sweet homemade fig jam which is
more of an infused syrup than the chunk style conser ves we have g rown
up with here in the West, yet perfect when combine d with the crunch
of a fresh toasted pide. Sweet tooth satiated, I tuck into the remaining
delicacies, a cigar roll of feta and dill and mar vel once more at the perfect
marriag e between crisp filo and feta cheese.
Those of you that tend to have more savour y inclinations will find plenty
that pleases with this me ze plate; cucumber chunks are refreshing and
cleanse the palate, fresh tomatoes add a zesty zing and go soooo well with
the salty fried haloumi; a variety of olives - from fruity green to their plump
dark meaty black cousins - are an interesting inclusion. Juicy grilled sausage
is spicy and succulent. A Pastirma (a seasone d air-dried cured beef ) and
Kashar cheese borek is a nice take on a toasted cheese sandwich...
Aiming to fill us with as much food as our stomachs can hold , Somer
sends out more dishes – scrambled egg s accompanied with mushrooms,
tomatoes and more of the fried haloumi that se ems so irresistible. Another
dish – not on the menu – of Turkish bread ser ved with pastirma and baked
egg s – it looks almost like an egg and bacon pizza - but it’s more reminiscent
of toast and soldiers, as our waiter instructed to rip off pieces of the bread to
dip them into the gooey yolks.
Finally we finish up with Katmer - a multi-layered, clotted cream
pistachio filled Turkish pastr y delicacy – a tasty new addition to the menu
which Somer discovere d whilst visiting Orkide – a Turkish patisserie
renowne d for its sweet treats. And boy are we glad that he made that visit!
79 Elliott St, Balmain, NSW.
Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm.
Lunch: Friday-Sunday. Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday.
Bookings (02) 98105466
Experience an authentic Turkish breakfast
in style. By Cec Busby
Turkish bread served with
pastirma and baked eggs – looks
almost like an egg and bacon
pizza - but it’s more reminiscent
of toast and soldiers.
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