zeugma, london road sheffield
after several pints in a glorious sun trap at the bottom of london road (dulo), we headed east towards a turkish restaurant. the walls were littered with praise for their hearty portions ,delicious house specials and constructive criticism regarding their lack of ability to accept card payments. as soon as we were seated we were served with complimentary gherkins, black olives and traditional homemade breads. as complimentary appetisers, these were sublime.
for starters, i chose the grilled haloumi with a side salad, as i was eager to try this. although somewhat more salted than i had anticipated, along with the ripe tomatoes and crisp, fresh iceberg lettuce this tasted fantastic. she chose the aubergine salad, which again was cooked fresh and was delicately spiced in a most appealing fashion,towering with paprika and lemon.
for main courses we chose a traditional lamb casserole-esque dish ( the name escapes me) and her the traditional vegetables stuffed with spiced lamb and rice) with a marinade .all courses were delicately flavoured, although with a deceptively spicy after taste. all this was washed down with a crisp, chilled bottle of EFES.
p.s im on holiday for a week so see you.