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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sultan Turkish Restaurant @ Bussorah Street - Halal & Authentic Turkish Cuisine In Singapore


Sultan Turkish Restaurant serves some of the most scrumptious Turkish cuisine and sweet delights along Bussorah Street.

Lamb Mandi 4.5/5

The Lamb Mandi ($27.90) is one of the star dishes in this restaurant - Arabic rice cooked with lamb shank stew, served with a whole lamb shank. The tender lamb shank fell apart at a gentle tug. Its relatively strong flavour paired perfectly with the fluffy and aromatic Arabic rice. Elevating the dish further were the accompanying shahawi and special mandi sauce, both addictive on their own - sweet, tangy, fruity and smokey. They lifted the dish with some zing and a kick of flavour.

Cheese Musaka 4/5


Cheese Musaka ($24.90 Chicken/ $26.90 Lamb) comes in either minced lamb or chicken, layered with soft and tender cubed eggplant and potato. I reckoned the potatoes had been fried before, which added a depth of flavour into the dish. It could have been even better if the layer of mozzarella cheese atop could be a lot less. The pilav (rice) served on the side was comforting with a cardamon-forward aroma and had a good bite.



For something lighter, try its Menemen ($21.90), commonly known as a brunch dish, Turkish Eggs. A traditional Turkish baked egg dish made with tomato and red bell peppers didn't disappoint with the level of herbs and spices in the sauce. It delivered the expected punch of flavour.

Coban Salad

There are also salads and soups on the menu to complement your meal, such as this refreshing Coban Salad ($11.90), made with diced green peppers, tomato, herbs, and olive, dressed simply in lemon juice.



You must try the Kunefe ($11.90) offered here, served with Turkish goat milk ice cream. Kunefe is a freshly baked shredded filo pastry with butter doused in sugar syrup. Served hot, the centre of the crisped pastry became sticky and chewy with melted kunefe cream and mozzarella cheese. But, of course, nothing beats serving it with cold Turkish goat milk ice cream, which brings all the ingredients together in a sweet and savoury harmony.

Words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Sultan Turkish Restaurant
30 Bussorah Street
Singapore 199448
Tel: +65 62917484
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun: 1030am – 1030pm

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit E. Walk straight down North Bridge Road towards Arab Street. Turn right onto Arab Street. Walk down Arab Street. Turn left onto Baghdad Street. Walk down Baghdad Street. Turn left onto Bussorah Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Byblos Grill @ Bussorah Street - An Authentic Labanese Fare In Kampong Glam


Food choices aplenty at Kampong Glam, and Middle Eastern cuisine is one of them. Located at Bussorah Street, Byblos Grill serves up Lebanese cuisine with a wide selection of mezze and main courses.

Hummus 3.5/5

Lavash 4/5

Chickpeas were and are abundant in the Middle Eastern, resulting in this highly nutritious, and delicious Hummus. Made with chickpea, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil, ours was creamy and rich with nutty tahini flavour. What it needed was perhaps a couple more dashes of lemon juice for an extra zing. The best way to appreciate its flavours is to have the Lavash, a thin flatbread served to us poofy and warm.

Platter 4/5

For mains, we had a platter consisting Lamb Kofta, and Chicken Tawouk served with rice and homemade sauces. The Lamb Kofta is a Middle Eastern meatball made with minced lamb marinated in 7 different Turkish and Lebanese spices, mixed with chopped parsley and onions. Skewered and grilled, the meat wasn't too gamey, and flavours of the spices came through quite well without being overpowering. The latter is chicken chunks marinated in a yoghurt spice mixture, skewered and charcoal grilled. The chicken chunks were lean but moist. Similar to the lamb skewer, the spices were just right. Their version of tomato salsa and a spice dip which is made of several spices were punchy and also helped to cut the richness of the meat skewers. The fluffy rice was a plus too.

Lahmacun Lamb 3.5/5

Lahmacun Lamb is like a Turkish pizza made with flatbread and minced lamb toppings. The sweet tomato base worked well with the juicy minced lamb.

Kunafa 4.2/5

For dessert, try Kunafa, a traditional Middle Eastern dessert made with thin noodle-like pastry soaked in sugar syrup and layered around cheese and baked. Although the expected stringy cheese was missing, as well as that sprinkle of vibrant green crushed pistachios, all other elements made it really yummy - the tart citrus wedges, the savoury cheese bits and the milky cream that mellow out and complement the sweetness of the pastry. And Turkish Coffee is a must!


Photos and words by Si An. A girl who is allured by travelling, loves the feel of freedom, smell of the rain and the aroma of fine coffee and food. Note: This is an invited tasting. 

Byblos Grill
14 Bussorah Street
Singapore 199435
Tel:+65 6296 8577
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 1am

1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take Exit A. Take the overhead bridge to Beach Road. Walk towards the junction of Jalan Sultan and Beach Road. Cross the road and walk down Beach Road. Turn right onto Bussorah Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

2) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk towards Raffles Hospital. Walk to junction of North Bridge Road and Ophir Road. Cross the junction and walk down North Bridge Road towards Arab Street. Turn right into Arab Street. Walk down Arab Street. Turn left onto Baghdad Street. Turn right onto Bussorah Street. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ottoman Kebab & Grill @ Bedok Mall


From the same folk that brings you Zaffron Kitchen and Prata Wala, the group has opened another new concept at Bedok Mall in Ottoman Kebab & Grill offering culinary delights from Turkey. Helming the eatery is Turkish native Head Chef Ali Kose who has ten years of culinary experience with 2 years working as the Sous Chef at Gordon Ramsay's Michelin starred Maze in London.

Kick start the dinner with a glass of Apple Tea ($3) that is served both hot and cold. The apple tea has many health benefits such as strengthening the immune system, helps fight arthritis and other type of inflammations.

Homous 4.2/5 and Pide 4.2/5

Ordered a plate of the Homous ($6) to go with the lava stones cooked Pide ($2). The delicious creamy chick pea dip paired excellently with pillowy flat bread.

Falafel 3.5/5

Falafel ($5 for 3 pieces) is a Middle East snack that is deep fried to a delightful crusty exterior and filled with chick peas and fava beans that is flavoured with aromatic spices. My advice is to take bite size of it and not the whole piece at one go due to its dryness in texture to enjoy it to the fullest.

Cheese Borek 3.8/5

Wrapped in thin flaky dough, the Cheese Borek ($6 for 6 pieces) filled with feta cheese is like the Middle East version of deep fried spring roll. Nice crackling texture that is very enjoyment. I only wished that the cheese can be more prominent.

Iskender Mutton Kebab 4/5

The huge servicing of Iskender Mutton Kebab ($18.50) which is good for two comes with grilled mutton patties atop a bed of crispy pide croutons smeared with a rich sauce of sun dried tomatoes, celery, carrots, shallots and dried mint. Enhance the flavour further with the tangy yogurt.

Ottoman Shish Platter 4/5

If you think that the portion of the Iskender Mutton Kebab is huge wait till you check out the Ottoman Shish Platter ($29). Served with well marinated beef, chicken and seafood that were threaded onto metal skewers and grilled. They were flavourful and succulent. It also comes with pide and pilav rice. 
If the portion is too huge for sharing, individual skewers ($7.50 to $12.50) is also available on the menu.

Kunefe 4/5

My knowledge of Turkish dessert is only Turkish Delight which is quite embarrassing. Nevertheless that is also the beauty of food blogging learning and exploring new food along the journey. The Kunefe ($8.50) i a traditional dessert that is freshly prepared upon order. It takes about 20 mins of preparation. The nabulsi goat cheese encased within shredded kadayif phyllo pastry is pan fried with butter to a golden brown. I was told that the chef needs to constantly flip the kunefe during the cooking process to avoid burning it. Drizzled with sugar syrup and topped with crushed pistachios, this dessert is really suitable for those that have a very sweet tooth.

Turkish Coffee 4/5

Wrapping up the dinner with a cup of Turkish Coffee ($4) served either black or with milk. Not commonly available in Singapore, the coffee beans are roasted and finely grounded. It is then boiled in a copper cevze pot with sugar. Do let the ground coffee to be settled down to the bottom of the cup before drinking.

I have to confess that Middle East cuisine is not my thing but the food at Ottoman is pretty good with its reasonable pricing. For greater value, one can check out their weekday lunch set from 11am to 2pm or dinner set from 530pm to 930pm.

Ottoman Kebab & Grill
Bedok Mall
311 New Upper Changi Road
Singapore 467360
Tel: +65 67024031
Nearest MRT: Bedok (EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm

1) Alight at Bedok MRT station. Take Exit B. Walk to Bedok Mall. Journey time about 3 minutes. [Map]