Shuk’s Street Food Thursday
In the heart of North Bondi stands Shuk, a bustling local cafe by morning and an intimate restaurant by night. And we were lucky enough to dine here via Quandoo, the world’s fastest growing online restaurant reservation service. If you haven’t heard of Quandoo you soon will. As you know, some restaurants don’t offer bookings and if they do, there’s the hassle of calling up. Not with Quandoo, they provide restaurant owners with a one of a kind table management system that handles all their incoming reservations and blends seamlessly with their existing business.
‘Shuk’ means market in Hebrew, and a market it is, full of bustling locals and people from afar to dine in the flavours of Shuk! Street food Thursday is a great way to sample Shuks variety of impressive dishes and explore the flavours from Israel all the way to the USA.
Grilled Haloumi / chermoula spiced chickpeas & carrots (Morocco) – $12
All the way from Morocco, the grilled haloumi was served on a bed of flavoursome chickpea salad accompanied by roast vegetables. The combination of the sweetness from the vegetables and the salty melt-in-the-mouth haloumi gave the taste buds an experience full of flavours and textures; seasoned with a touch of lemon and coriander to finish, the dish was demolished in no time.
Cardamom Espresso -Vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso & cardamom – $14
And with every meal comes that longed for beverage. Alcoholic or not, cold or hot, Shuk has a large range to choose from. An espresso martini brought to you from Turkey. Shuk’s cardamom espresso is a must for those who love this classic. Subtly infused with cardamom, the flavour of the drink was just right – not too much and definitely not too little.
Fried Cauliflower / hummus / labneh (Israel) – $12
Cauliflower is taking Sydney by storm, and this dish is not to be missed. Fried in a mix of herbs and spices surrounded by hummus on one side and labneh on the other, Shuk perfected this dish with a middle eastern touch; and with a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds to finish, it really did feel like I was in Israel.
Falafel in lettuce cup / salad / pickles / tahini (Israel) – $15
Generous falafel balls on a bed of lettuce accompanied by a tasty salad and seasoned with tahini. This DIY dish is a great twist incorporating an Israeli classic!
Carrot & Ginger Martini – Gin, Vermouth, fresh carrot & Ginger – $14
For those opting for the healthy option. Shuk has made your carrot and ginger juice a bit more punchy. Light and refreshing, with a hint of gin. Delicious
Chefs special – char-grilled eggplant, mint yoghurt dressing and pomegranate – $12
Lebanese eggplant grilled to perfection and topped with yogurt, mint and pomegranate. It was a light and fragrant dish full of powerful yet complimentary flavours. Delicious!
Apple Pie / winter spiced apple / coconut ice cream (U.S.A) – $9
We couldn’t have asked for a better end to a perfect meal. The apple pie was served beautifully, wrapped in pastry and spiced with cinnamon, cardamom & nutmeg. Paired with it, coconut ice cream that accompanied every bite of ape pie.
What a fantastic meal we had at Shuk! Our spice filled journey ended in a full belly and a smiling face. Check it out now!
2 Mitchell Street,
Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW
Contributed by Nicole, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys