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Published July 20th 2014
Mothwatering authentic Turkish fare in Auburn
Driving down the streets of Auburn, which visibly had had a facelift, one cannot help but notice the diversity of the food culture present. Decision is yours when it comes to which country's food you want to savour on the day. As for my family and I, Auburn shouts good authentic Turkish food. Nestled among the many Turkish eateries that line the streets of Auburn is our favourite, M Brothers Cafe and Restaurant that is famous for its Middle Eastern Turkish Halal fare.
The interior as well as the outside shouts street food eatery and one might come to the conclusion that it is not the most appealing looking restaurant down the street, but mark my words, the look can only be described as deceiving.
The place not being empty even close to midnight clearly speaks of the quality of food that is served at M Brothers. The cafe and restaurant is a great food spot in its own right.
Classic Turkish fare is the promise at M Brothers. From a multitude of dips, Turkish pizzas, falafel, doner kebabs to meaty skewers, you name it they have got it. Although the variety definitely leaves you spoilt for choice since we have become somewhat experts at M Brothers, we always bravely go for the bread and dip starter ($8.00). The fresh fluffy Turkish bread goes extremely well with the variety of rainbow dips that come well presented on a simple white plate.
The highlight of the dip plate is the dollop of thick flaky chilli paste in the middle. Be warned this particular chilli paste is rather hot, specially uncomfortable when consumed with a hot cup of Turkish tea. The chilli hotness has never stopped me from ordering the dip plate each time we go there for it truly is a plate full of flavour that paves way for a greater feast that lies ahead.
Another of our favourites is the intensity flavoursome Char grill kebab. (Double plate $18.00) The plate comes with a choice of lamb, beef or chicken kebabs with pickled red cabbages, freshly cut and spiced white onions, tomato salad and burnt whole green chillies. The kebabs is laid on a thick slice of Turkish bread that is soaked with the juices running down from the perfectly cooked kebabs. Since the food fills you up quite well one plate of this would be enough to share between two average people.
M Brothers is one place you should not leave without tasting a steaming cup of black Turkish tea. Don't shy away from adding the entire lot of sugar provided with your cuppa as this brings out the true flavour of this type of tea. The sweetness unarguably is the essence of the tea. Often this is included free if you purchase a full meal.