Back to Overdoughs this week because every thing there just looks so darn good. I think if anyone were to ask me where to go for dessert, Overdoughs would be my number one recommendation. There’s still lots that I haven’t tried, but I’ll pace myself. Here’s my previous post on my small treat at Overdoughs and my surprise birthday dinner at Artichoke, and the wonderful Middle Eastern fare, and the BEST EVER date pudding: https://marymaddierose.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/my-birthday-celebration-and-reviews/
Remember this Roasted Banana Muffin?
Headed down to Overdoughs for brunch with Ivy and Joe. It was a hot hot day.
Overdoughs and Artichoke’s edible garden
As usual, I didn’t know what to order because the selection is really good, but there’s only three of us.
Didn’t expect there to be anything other than dessert, but they had some pita bread and meat for lunch. We decided to go for the Shish Taouk (Lebanese Roast Chicken) Pita.
Shish Taouk (Lebanese Roast Chicken) Pita – $8.50
Marinated in yogurt and baharat, the chicken was so nice and tender. I could do with more spice though. It was topped with lots of onion and cabbage, which I didn’t particularly enjoy, especially the onions. I think we probably left all the onions on the side. Don’t get me wrong, I love onions, just not when I’m eating out and have to go about the day with onion breath!
We asked for the sauces on the side because Ivy doesn’t take spicy food. They weren’t spicy though. I really liked the Zhug, or green chilli sauce, but I think the Ezme, or Turkish tomato salsa could use some spice kick.
Other than Shish Taouk, they also serve Turkish beef meatballs and nachos, if I recall. Maybe the meatballs would have been better? Would love to try that next. I’d imagine the meatballs would be a little more flavourful than the roast chicken.
As I was saying, it was a terribly hot day, and those who have visited Overdoughs would know that it is outdoor dining. We chose a bench that was partially shaded, and it sure helped that Overdoughs installed some fans around as well. We were perspiring, but our drink was really refreshing!
Homemade Mint and Basil Lemonade – $4
I had this drink before the last time I visited Overdoughs with Hann Khee, and we have been raving about it since then. The addition of the pomegranate seeds adds some sweetness to the otherwise slightly sour lemonade. The mint and basil is from their edible garden.
My mum makes orange sweet tea with mint, Southern style, but I’ve never had basil in a drink before. It’s good! We call it the miracle water. Definitely a must-have on a hot summer day.
Next up, dessert! Hard time choosing between the tarts, cakes, brownies, muffins and Turkish desserts. The tarts looked really good though, and they have interesting flavours like passionfruit, soursop, pineapple and Snickers. Next time, I’m definitely going for the flourless cake and the killer looking, nut-studded brownie!
Ultimately, we decided to give the passionfruit meringue tart a go.
Passionfruit Meringue Tart – $5.40
Looks good, doesn’t it? 🙂
Lovely toasted meringue swirls. It tastes great too! The best thing about this tart is its crust, which is made of cornflakes. Crunchy!
The passionfruit curd was smooth and slightly tart, and balanced well with the sweet and sticky toasted marshmallow meringue.
However, we had a hard time eating the tart. The cutlery available was made of plastic and the crust was hard to break into. Other than that, no complaints here!
Turkish Milk Pudding
Didn’t get to try this Turkish pudding. Joe ordered this one. He did, however, comment that there’s just too many things on top for his liking.
Looking forward to my next visit to Overdoughs! Maybe before I leave for exchange in a month’s time.
161 Middle Road, Sculpture Square
And here’s my pretty BFF, Ivy WAH!