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Cappadocia Café Restaurant

01 January 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cheers to the Best of Health, the Purest of Love and the Sweetest of Happiness! Let's look forward to a Fantastic year ahead! :)

For my very first post of 2010, I decided that I shall leapfrog a number of past indulgences that I have yet to blog about and instead jump straight into my new year's lunch with my lovely family. The venue for lunch is nestled in Robertson Walk, which is a peaceful riverside place by day but would otherwise be transformed into a clubbing and football scene on most other nights. Here, Cappadocia Café Restaurant is one of those restaurants that has been consistently getting positive reviews on online forums and blogs and as such I was keen to give it a try.

Though a public holiday, Cappadocia was open early for lunch and customers were slowly but surely making their way in. Most, if not all, of them were foreigners, probably expats living in the area. I'm definitely not complaining though, because they came with some of the most adorable babies in tow, babies who actually shaked and danced with glee to the beat of the Turkish music on the stereo. I would have loved to take a video of them.

Pide: 4.75/5

Deliciously baked sesame bread that goes well with any of your meat dishes. I ordered this as an accompaniment to my main course since the (slightly) dry lamb slices needed something to go along with.

Roasted Lamb Leg: 4.25/5

The lamb slices would have been a tad dry if not for the delicious "special sauce" (definitely something based on black pepper) that added much flavour to this dish. I asked for french fries in place of grilled veggies, and it came out looking like some "kid's meal" of lamb and fries. A bit on the expensive side though. Still I enjoyed this and when paired with the pide, makes for a very filling meal indeed.

Izgara Kofte

My Dad's choice for lunch. He mentioned that it didn't taste all too different from the kebabs he had in Zac's Cafe, and after a forkful of it I thought the Izgara Kofte from Sofra is wayyy better, the marinate, spices and all.

Kapadokya Biftegi

Mum's beef steak, which came with mashed potatoes and a generous helping of tasty brown sauce. She found the steak very unique, in part because of its spicy and most appetising marinate.

Doner Kebab Delight

The little sister's. The pilaf rice came in a tiny portion, half of which was packed with mixed vegetables and raisins. The grilled chicken (leg) slices were tender with hints of crispiness but did not have that "wow" factor to it. Perhaps the slices were too small or thin to begin with. The verdict? Always go for beef or lamb when it comes to kebabs!

Excellent service, with a homely feel to it as well.

$2.00 for the pide
$18.90 for the roasted lamb leg
$14.90 for the izgara kofte
$18.90 for the kapadokya biftegi
$14.90 for the doner kebab delight

* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.

11 Unity Street, Robertson Walk #01-12.

Additional Comment
Serves Halal food but has no certification because alcohol is served as well.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

5 Foodie Comments:

Angeline said...

wow.. this looks real yummy good! I want the kebab and roasted lamb leg! Perhaps next time we should go explore exotic food. hahahaha

January 2, 2010 at 5:26 PM
*Harris said...

the roasted lamb leg was good but can be quite dry after a while! nothing near oliv' lamb shank kind of softness, but then it's a different type of meat altogether.

shld go for more exotic food right, other than the usual chinese, western, american, french, italian...

January 2, 2010 at 11:29 PM
Anonymous said...

Just randomly, clicking through the intricate food-blog-network brought me to your site.

It's wonderful, I am enjoying reading through your posts (you have a great way with words) + pictures.

Missing Singapore too, since I'm based overseas! And totally great about the being young & not 'well into the workforce' to afford the most expensive of foods thing... not enough blogs written with this.

Anyway, I'm rambling... scary for a comment coming from a stranger I am sure - haha. have bookmarked your site for future visits.

Happy '10,

January 3, 2010 at 6:55 PM
*Harris said...

Hello Mel, glad that you found my site, always pleased to have new visitors =)

Since you mentioned "based overseas", are you from Singapore?

Thanks a lot for the compliments, you flatter me! Congrats on starting a blog, on food too I see!

Happy New Year to You too!

January 3, 2010 at 7:48 PM
Anonymous said...

yep, born in singapore + spent enough time there to make friends, finish secondary school, eat some black pepper crab...

and yes, a food blog too - though more of kitchen adventures + misadventures!

January 3, 2010 at 8:14 PM

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