31-35 Queen Street, Auburn NSW 2144
I really enjoy visiting different suburbs around Sydney, especially if they are generally known for particular ethnic communities and hence hopefully for more authentic cultural food and prices eg Cabramatta for Vietnamese, Petersham for Portuguese, Haberfield for Italian, Kingsford for Indonesian and today Auburn for Turkish.
The Impress Cafe sits under the Gima Supermarket and the kofte was highly recommended to me by a Turkish friend. After perusing the menu I'm keen to try the mixed plate so I get to try a few things. It comes with fresh salad, bread and some rice which has chickpeas in it. The dish is like a meat lovers BBQ and all the meats are tasty and tender. I'm a huge fan of lamb cutlets so this was my favourite meat marinated with delicious spices. The dish is quite large so becomes my combined late breakfast and lunch and quite comfortably fills me up until a later dinner. I'd happily visit again to try other dishes including their Big Breakfast which seems to be only $9.
Cay (Turkish Tea) $2
Ayran yoghurt drink
Mixed Plate: 1 lamb, 1 chicken, 1 Adana shish, 1 lamb cutlet, 1 kofte, salad, rice and Turkish bread $18.50
Fresh salad with dressing
Rice with chickpeas
Chicken and lamb skewers
Adana shish (spiced minced meat skewers)
'Scrambeled eggs' ... is that Turkish for authentic scrambled eggs? :-)
Inside and outside dining