Mustafa Gungar, who worked 22 years in Singapore's Turkish embassy as the personal chef to eight ambassadors, just started this cafe with fellow chef Ismail Karasacli. Try the simple but tasty hummus with freshly baked pita bread and mixed kebabs.
However, I like to bring out a point about the waitress. She seemed very surprised when we told her that the food was good. She then told us other people commented that the owner's cooking was better than this chef who was new. She just looked unhappy about it even we asked her to convey our message to the chef. My friend decided that maybe next time we make sure the owner is cooking before we visit?
I think it's very important that the waitress is a spokesperson of the cafe. If a customer makes a negative comment, she should take note and convey to the management. If a customer makes such a nice remark (even if the waitress doesn't believe it), please just smile and thank the customer and convey the good message to the chef as well. Everyone needs encouragement.
does not recommend this place.
A simple setting, the set lunch comes with a cream of mushroom soup (not so Turkish here) and a side of rice and doner chicken. The chicken was quite tender, although I felt that fresh chicken might have worked better here as part of the meat was quite bland and lacked taste.
A must try is the Homus with pita bread ($6.50). The homus was wonderful, smooth and had a good level of olive oil. The bread was good too, with scents of it being freshly baked. The only problem was that it was not pita bread that was served, so imagine my surprise when the dish arrived with bread filled with yeast. Nonetheless, I felt that it paired well with the homus.
Service staff are enthusiastic but during the hustle of the lunch crowd, I was served without cutlery and my soup only arrived after my main course upon a reminder. Well, at this price point one really cannot complain.
: Homus with pita bread
recommends this place.
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