I love trying different foods from around the world and, after the response to the call out for Canberra’s best Thai food a few weeks back, it seems I am not alone in this love affair. This week I am indulging all those global food lovers out there and looking for Canberra’s best Turkish restaurant.
Turkey is one of the more interesting countries I am lucky to have visited, not least because of all the delicious local foods. It isn’t surprising that one of Istanbul’s most popular tourist attractions, the Spice Bazaar, is all about food. The popular markets not only house about a million shops selling spices that are commonly used in Turkish cooking, but also an unimaginable amount and variety of Turkish delight, dried fruit, nuts and other sweets.
When it comes to Turkish food in Australia, some people have tunnel vision for a big ol’ kebab, but there is so much more to it than that. This week I am not looking for Canberra’s best kebab (we already did that), instead I am looking for the best Turkish food this city has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for warm Turkish bread and dips, a big cheesy, meaty, vegetable pide, a serving of delicious kofta, falafel or kabak, or maybe all of the above – I want to know where your favourite Turkish is served?
To vote, let me know your favourite Turkish restaurant in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article.