“The Turkish” – homestyling in Mui Wo, Lantau.
Went to The Turkish a couple of nights ago (real name Bahce Turkish). No idea why I don’t go there more often, as it serves seriously good food.
Food: Well….it’s Turkish. Very home cooking feel, well presented. Fresh ingredients, with the impression that everything is lovingly prepared. All the dips and sauces are fresh made, and they roll dolmas neater than Cheech rolls joints.
Very tasty marinated lamb and chicken, and the special eggplant dip is so smoky and sweet you won’t want to eat normal baba ghanoush ever again. The haloumi was great as well. Not squeaky and hard, but served with gerkins and dill, it was really good.
Drinks: wide selection of fresh teas, coffee and soft drinks. Couple of beers on tap and the rest in bottles.
Ambience: Simple, sturdy, and has tables outside which is a boon. Emphasis is on food not decor, and you’d be nuts to spend a bunch of cash on that kind of thing in Lantau, as you will never make your money back.
Service: lovely service. Humble, friendly, efficient and thoughtful (shame they don’t take over the Stoep!)
Price: Dinner was $350 for two, and they don’t charge service, so it was a pleasure to leave a big tip. We shared a mixed mezze, a separate halloumi dish and a lamb kebab, and it that was far and away enough between two of us. Good value for the quality of the food and the service.
Location: Mui Wo Centre, Lantau Island. Tel: +852 2984 0221, very close to the 7/11 opposite the bus station.
By far the best restaurant in Mui Wo. There are a couple of tasty canto places, but they don’t show as much care and attention to their food as this.