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Mecca Bah Turkish Restaurant

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Published August 28th 2011
image courtesy of Mecca Bah

Last week a friend of mine suggested we head to popular Turkish restaurant, Mecca Bah, for dinner. When we arrived we were greeted by a packed restaurant full of chattering people. We had no reservation but only had to wait a short while, in their stylish little waiting area, to be led to our table. The menu was fairly overwhelming, full of categories each stacked with mouth-watering options.

My friend, the Mecca Bah expert, suggested ordering a Turkish Pizza, in particular the first lamb item mentioned in the category. Two of us decided to take her advice and ordered one to share. As well as this we ordered the trio of dips with Turkish bread to start. I have eaten a fair amount of Turkish bread in my life, including in Turkey itself, but this was some of the best I've tasted.

The dips were a little disappointing though. I'm not sure exactly what they were since the menu describes them rather mysteriously as 'Mecca Bah dips', but two were hummus-like in appearance with subtle differences in taste, while the third was some sort of garlic-yoghurt concoction similar to tzatziki (in my humble opinion). To our delight, everything was served very quickly. Almost as soon as the demolished dip's dish was removed from our table the main meals arrived.

The pizza was absolutely delicious, consisting of a fresh base topped with tender, flavourful lamb, rocket, yoghurt and sumac (a spice commonly used in Middle-Easter cuisine). I put a great deal of effort into restraining myself and eating slowly, still all too soon the feast was over. A tip for the moderate eater; one pizza will be enough for two to share.

I can't wait to return and try some of the other tempting menu items.
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Why? For delicious Turkish cuisine in a lively atmosphere
When: Open seven days, 11am till late
Website: meccabah.net
Where: 19-21/1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Cost: Moderate
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