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Little Istanbul

At The Spot in Randwick, opposite Arthurs’ Pizza is a small Turkish restaurant serving delicious fresh food at very reasonable prices. It was one of the few places in the area open on Christmas eve so we booked and hoped for the best. Warm and relaxed service is perfect for this cosy restaurant and is a nice change from the proliferation of Thai food in Randwick (as good as it is!).
Chunks of Turkish bread, drizzled lightly with olive oil and baked until hot and crisp on the outside but still tender and moist in the middle. Perfect for mopping up the four dips that we have ordered, there are seven to choose from, but why choose?
Hummous, Beetroot dip, Jajik, Babbaganoush
Zucchini fritters drizzled with yoghurt
Dolmades, these little rice filled vine leaves are yummy
The Lamb Pide (pea-deh) is my favourite, the flavours are clean and moreish. We have it without cheese, and add mushroom to it.
This one is called the Spot Special and came with the recommendation that ‘everyone orders it’, but although tasty I found there to be too much going on and I didn’t like it as much as the Lamb.
The lone piece of rose and almond Turkish delight didn’t last long enough to be photographed. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Little Istanbul

  1. You have been a busy little foodie over the holidays….although have been cooking & eating I only managed to write up one blog.
    Keep up the delicious work!

  2. Well the cooking and eating is definitely the important part! My photographer has been very diligent filing away the photos so thought I should try and catch up with the writing 🙂

  3. For those who asked if indeed Dave is the photographer, then yes you are correct. Many thanks to my devoted lens lover.

  4. I just moved out of Turkey about a year go, having lived there for four years. I was so excited reading this post… but was flabbergasted by the lack of Iskender Kebab or talk of Cay…
    Not even a lowly Adana Kebab wrap either.
    However the Lamb Peda is great! In Adana, during the slaughter of the lambs, they make those on little circle peda and give them out in tents. I am happy you got to taste that.

  5. Have to correct you sorry Tina , the vine leaves are actually called yaprak sarması as sarma in Turkish means wrapped. Dolma means to stuff , our Greek neighbours call them dolmades but the term is incorrect sorry to be so anally retentive but I’m a big foodie also

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