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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Rose Turkish Gozleme House, Drummoyne

Cheese and spinach gozleme $7.00

Embracing life as a manic foodblogger has flow-on habits which are hard to break. My little digital camera gets carried around in my handbag everywhere. All handbag purchases are now carefully scrutinised to make sure it meets one major criteria--that it is big enough to fit wallet, phone, keys and camera.

As I raced out the door for a girlie day out of factory outlet shopping at Birkenhead Point, I did wonder whether to leave the camera at home. Shopping, trying on clothes, checking the sales racks... did I really need to bring the camera?

Thank goodness common sense prevailed... and into the handbag it went. After an intense morning of hardcore shopping we eased into the foodcourt for lunch. And there, in one corner, was a gozleme takeaway, just as Bex had mentioned in a previous comment.

gozleme makers

I recognised the staff from a previous visit over a year ago, when the space seemed very makeshift and the menu was handwritten on sheets of paper. But now it appears a somewhat permanent feature, a novelty in itself given that I'd only ever seen gozleme stalls at festivals and fairs. Given their immense popularity, I'd always wondered why noone had ever set up a gozleme shop, problems of the labour intensive production process aside.

gozleme shop

The folk here have an excellent system devised though. As we joined the constant queue of a dozen people, we soon realised that every gozleme was filled and cooked as a cheese and spinach version. When faced with a request for a beef, potato or chicken version, the pocket was carefully prised open, warm filling added, and then pressed onto the grill again for a quick reheat.

We stuck with our traditional cheese and spinach version, a crisp pocket of bright green spinach oozing with mild cheese and spritzed with a squeeze of fresh lemon. Gozleme on demand. It's a dream come true...

Rose Turkish Gozleme House
Level 1 (foodcourt)
Birkenhead Point
Roseby Street, Drummoyne, Sydney
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posted by Anonymous on 6/20/2006 11:54:00 pm


  • At 6/21/2006 9:14 am, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    When I use to work in Parramatta I use to go to a little lebanese shop and bought gozleme 2 times a week for lunch. It came in cheese and spinach, beef, chicken and potato. As much as I miss it i'm kinda glad I don't have access to it now. All the oil can't be good for me.

  • At 6/22/2006 9:03 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Looks so good. I could do with one now even though it's still breakfast time.

    IT has been soooo long since my last gozleme.

    I can't believe how busy they look.

  • At 7/22/2006 8:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tried out Gozleme at Drummoyne on your suggestion, and it was just as more-ish as you said- I am hooked!
    Pity I live so far out west, otherwise I'd be in that shop everyday for lunch.
    Pickles, you wouldn't happen to remember where that shop in Parra was, as I work relatively close to that area ie. can make detours on way home ;)

  • At 7/23/2006 9:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'll say... they were serving gozlemes at the Turkish Coffee House that was a part of today's Aroma Coffee festival at the Rocks- shame as I'd just had lunch (gozleme/drummoyne... again) and had bought an extra serving for lunch tomorrow. The turkish coffee was lovely though.

  • At 8/05/2006 7:10 pm, Blogger AL said…

    my goodness. had a gozleme for the first time at birkenhead today. so tasty. for the love of god - please tell me there is a place in the city that makes these? birkenhead/drummoyne is just too out of the way

  • At 3/02/2007 12:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At 5/17/2007 12:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Have you guys seen the new renovated gozleme shop at birkenhead? WOW ! talk about 5 star gozleme.Its amazing!! and still as tasty as ever.yummmmooo I cant wait to get my fix of gozleme next week.Im addicted!

  • At 6/16/2007 7:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The best gozleme you can find in Sydney is being made/sold at Sydney International Airport Lebanese coffee shop...

  • At 12/05/2010 8:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Parramatta farmers markets the cheese spinach and mushroom gozleme by far the best

  • At 12/09/2010 11:04 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've had Gozleme many places, hornsby markets has a stall there on Thursdays it is busy however worth the wait.


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