Food & Entertainment: Baklava & more

Tuesday, 22 January 2008, 1:52 | Category : entertainment, food
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At almost every kebab shop in Sydney had these delicious pastries consisting of paper thin sheets of dough filled with nuts (mainly pistachios or walnuts) and soaked in honey. Now the problem is finding it in Bangkok since Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food is not readily available or very popular here. The only place which seems to produce them would be Olive & Kebab Cafe at All Seasons Place on Wireless Road as the restaurant review at Bangkok Post describes “Greek-style puffs (two pieces for 55 baht; three for 75 baht). These plain looking appetisers looked like Indian samosas and Thai egg rolls but tasted absolutely different, if not a lot better.” So I assume the writer must be referring to the baklava. They have an outlet at Paragon however I didn’t see any there, will have to haul myself over to their main restaurant one day.

Since we are on the subject of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. I have not been able to find a place which sells Turkish Pide, something that would always fill me up after a boring day of lectures. Spinach, cheese and salami filling! of course it was better than eating those squashed and petty excuses for a burger at McDonald’s. All pretty and wholesome on their menu board but when removed from packaging appears tossed around like a rugby ball and stepped on by a hippo. Back to the Turkish Pide/Pizza, consisted of the dough/pita bread base folded over various fillings and baked. A favourite of mine I’ve already mentioned, I suppose the spinach was healthy enough to balance out for all that grease! Regardless of its fatness I found it delicious, and with an annoyingly high metabolism it doesn’t matter that much.

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