As the summer approaches, do you find yourself wanting a lighter, fresher dinner option? Made to order, seasonal ingredients that doesn’t break the bank?
Tonight was one of those nights!
Having stayed in the office waaaaay later than expected, I left hungry & wanting something refreshing but still filling - perhaps a salad? Or Chinese fried rice?
Having my mind set on the Pork Fried Rice special by Jewel Tavern on St George’s Mall & Church Street - I walked quickly & determined. Only to find out that my favourite Chinese restaurant (with amaaaazing lunch specials!) had MOVED!!!!! aaaaaagggh!! Bye Bye Jewel Tavern, guess I have to find you on Kloof St in the future!
Plan B: Doppio Zero right across the road!
Doppio had the amazing Gypsy Kings album on! Score! On closer look at the menu, the cheapest salad was R50++…. hrrm, after all the fresh produce I bought at the Earth Fair Market this afternoon, I was left with R50 in my pocket…
Plan C: Kauai? Crave?
Both were closed and it was only 7:30pm! Ugh! The Italian restaurant across from Purple Turtle was opened though…. again, cheapest salad = R50+… this is really not my day >.<
I was meeting a friend at OnBroadway tonight, to see the STHE AND THE UNTOUCHABLES! Perhaps that Turkish hole-in-the-wall booth right next to OnBroadway?
BINGO!! Baris Bufe - Doner Kebab!
I could not believe my eyes! Kebab in pita with chips, salad for R35? Lamb kebab for R45? Turkish Lahmacun with salad for R15?!!?!?! I was sold!
This is my Turkish Lahmacun - a Turkish pizza with very thin, flat base! Topped with delicious spread of mince, chopped onion, tomato, fresh parsley & green pepper!
The Lahmacun dough was freshly rolled, baked, and was literally ready within 8minutes. Toasty & warm, I gobbled up my treat and sat content with a wide GRIN on my face!
Dinner & Grapetiser = R27. Now that is a HARD DEAL to beat!
Shhhhh….. but I think I’ve discovered Cape Town’s Hidden Gem! Find Baris Bufe - Doner Kebab at 44 Long St!!