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Cuisine: Turkish
Yum Factor: 3.5/5
Fu to the Wu (service): 3/5
FengShui: 3/5
Moolah: $$ - Not Cheap, Not Expensive
Repeat-Worthy: Yes

Adding to the already abundant SLT restaurant scene might be a daunting challenge for many, but Turkish Mum has managed to do so quite well with a food offering unique enough to differentiate itself from nearby competitors

The large menu is sure to have options that you've never tried - The appetizer combo (48rmb) is a good starter for those unfamiliar with middle eastern cuisine & comes with a selection of delicious thick hummus, pickled purple cauliflower, fresh tabbouleh salad with a red salsa that would make you want a repeat order

Our main courses of roasted sea bass (68rmb) & roasted half chicken (59rmb) were came in both surprisingly generous portions and served piping hot. The roasted half chicken was succulent and was well complemented by the chickpea rice, although our only complaint was that it was a bit heavy on the oil. The Sea bass was a highlight for many, as the use of cumin to season the fish was a new flavor & combination for many - leaving a memorable impression on our foodie tastebuds and distinct enough for us to remember the dish

Wanting to be adventurous, we ordered the kofte lentis pattie (shown above) which was not very flavorful and seemed more a 'food that you take on a camping trip' than a 'restaurant worthy' dish. Amongst all the great dishes we tried, this would be one we wouldn't highly recommend

Service at Turkish MaMa neither good or bad, just the standard fuwu you would expect in a foreign restaurant in the capital. We would recommend this restaurant more as a lunch time venue or casual group dinners. Turkish Mum is a nice change from the regular SLT restaurant offerings, check it out next time you're in the area...which we're sure you will be

Reviewed By: Xi2

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