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Published January 20th 2016
Enjoy delicious Turkish food and custom kebabs in the Myer Centre
Kalkan Kababs is a recent addition to Level A of the Myer Centre. Apart from the friendly and fast service, the highlight would have to be the salad options available to add to the kabab. For $8 you can choose from beef, chicken, falafel or a combination; plus up to 4 salad items and 2 sauces.
I like having the choice of salad items included in the price, and knowing that you can get up to 4 healthy and fresh items is all the better. His choice of salad is quite vast, featuring the classic salads like lettuce and tomato, olives and pickles, plus Mediterranean options like roasted capsicum and eggplant when I was there. While at other kebab shops you can only get lettuce, onion and tomato included; at Kalkan Kebabs you can instead choose your own preferred ingredients with no perceived loss of value. I don't eat onion on a kebab, but I still like lettuce and tomato so I also like to choose pineapple and roasted capsicum.
The extensive salad bar available for your kebab
Kalkan Kababs also sells desserts including baklava, chocolate brownies, Turkish delight and fruit juices. Baklava is a dessert commonly found at kebab shops and other Turkish cafes (it originated in and around Turkey). It is a sweet pastry made with layers of fillo and syrup, often sprinkled with chopped nuts. (Please note that it's possible that some of the desserts may not be available all the time.)
If you like breakfast, a tantalising range of eggs based rolls with Turkish meats or vegetable fillings is available. Other Ottoman foods available include Gozleme and Pides. Gozleme are grilled sandwiches made with flatbread with savoury fillings; Pide is a dish with Turkish bread and savoury fillings shaped like a boat.