Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sofra Turkish Cuisine in Toowoomba


Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
If there were any new restaurants in town other than Indian and Thai cuisines, I would be more than keen and happy to try out. You know, finally, we got Turkish!!! I've heard both good and bad feedback from friends, but I'm not judging, not until I really experience the food, service, and restaurant myself.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Turkish Apple Tea which comes in a thin laboratory-flask-like glass.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
It's $3.00, it's tiny, and the drink itself tasted more like just apple juice than apple scented tea.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Deciding what to order... Price range for mains is approximately $18.50 - $26.50, not cheap.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Something from their "House Specials" - Karides Guvec. There were 4 big prawns (4 and a half to be exact if tail's counted), mixed vegetables such as egg plant, capsicum, carrot, Chinese long bean, button mushrooms, topped with melted cheese and served in traditional clay pot. A very juicy and flavorful filling dish that filled me with warmth and brought a smile on my cold lips. Not to mention, we both liked it.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Hungry still~ Though we ate some pan fried barbecue pork buns (to pass time as well as to quench my hungriness a bit) before coming back here. Oh well, long story! We walked in without making any reservation, and as a consequence, we had to wait for half an hour to get a table on the upper deck. The waitress led us to this square table near the kitchen with two small chairs without back and handle. There hardly any space for me to put my coat / jacket and handbag at all.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Seats under the tented canopy.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
Mr. Choo ordered a Guvec for himself too, but with diced lamb.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
According to him, the gravy tasted a little like Mexican salsa, cooked with potato, tomato, Chinese long bean, carrot and 4 small pieces of lamb (the most popular meat on their menus), no more, no less.

Sofra Turkish Restaurant Toowoomba
The dinner cost us about an hour or so from ordering, eating, enjoying the belly dancing performance, and fixing up our bills. Service was okay, certainly not the attentive, friendly and welcoming type you're looking for, except that guy at the front counter.

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