We’ve passed by this restaurant countless times on our way to the Sultan Mosque for Isyak prayers. (we always seem to find a new dining place because of this) One day, our curiosity got the best of us, and we googled the name of the shop, hmm all we got was that it was helmed by a Turkish chef. And I couldn’t really read the menu that was on scribd via my iPhone. The next day, a huge review was written about this very restaurant in the Berita Harian.
The gist of that article was that it serves Mediterranean food and that it’s lamb shanks and greek fisherman soup were amazing! Hang on a sec! Greek and Halal! That’s a Singapore first! We went after Isyak prayers, and we ordered the mezze, caeser salad, Kakavia, lamb shanks, ribs and a sheesh tawouk. We ordered the mojito, which came with kiwi slices.
The kakavia is a traditional greek fisherman’s soup, was simply to die for! I will rave about it to anyone who’d listen…seriously! 🙂 Pretty similar to the French bouillibaise, this Greek soup is so much heartier. With a rich and robust tomato base, very different from your from the can tomato soup, with generous amounts of fish and the soup was brightened by a good squeeze of lemon juice. My mouth waters just thinking of it. I think they prepared the shanks and the ribs pretty nicely. The meat just fell off the lamb shanks and the ribs, whilst the sheesh tawouk was tender, quite like the sauce that came with it. Perhaps on my next visit, I’d like to try their souvlaki and another bowl of kakavia mmmmmm 😛
Gourmet Port is located at:
734 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6288 3421