M.T. Ellis is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who enjoys getting out and about with her husband and their dogs. She published her debut novel, Azrael, in May 2017 and is currently writing her second book. www.mtellis.com.au
Published February 27th 2014
Authentic Turkish Food
Efendi's has a warm and authentic feel that you notice as soon as you walk through the door. You immediately notice the extravagant wood carvings that drape from then ceiling and make up the pillars.
We were lucky enough to be seated outside on the verandah overlooking a central bushland garden between the restaurants of Victoria Point Lakeside.
We opted for the Chef's Platter for Two, it consisted of four courses. The first course was a bread platter with dips, I especially liked the Pide, which is Turkish bread filled with pizza toppings.
The following two courses were plates of Mezze and Meats including Dolma (hand rolled rice parcels wrapped in vine leaves), Zucchini Fritters, Stuffed Capsicum, Chic Pea Falafel, Char-Grilled Lamb and Chicken Shish, Lamb Cutlets and Salad. The final course was Baklava for dessert. We found the food fresh and filling.
Apple Tea yum. I remember it well from a time in Turkey :) Never seen it in australia, but maybe a specialist Middle Eastern/ Turkish food shop would sell it. Maybe ask the owners where they get it from..