Tuesday, December 20, 2011
fatimas - surry hills - sydney
Fattys is the best. Simple. The best Middle Eastern food I've eaten in Australia (though some say Emads next door is comparable - I've never been). I lived off Fattys for 3 years when I worked a few doors down and as soon as I book a flight to Sydney I count down the minutes till I have it in my face. The baba ganoush is smokey and creamy, the hommous creamy and soft (not tart and garlicky) the falafels perfectly fried, cripsy and tasty. Get them all smooshed into a roll and you're in heaven. Dining in adds extra to your plate like rice salad, pickled veg, tabbouli and a stuffed vine leaf. The difference in taking away and dining out is stark - $7 for a falafel roll or $19.50 for a vegetarian plate dining in. So I would suggest take away, but we dined in and had a great night complete with belly dancer and homemade lemonade. Cleaveland St is home to mucho Middle Eastern food heaven, waddle down and sample place to place.
deets: 294/296 Cleveland St, Surry Hills
$$: $7 for falafel roll $19.50 vegetarian plate dine in