I wonder if the name of the restaurant is a hybrid between Istanbul in Turkey and the renowned Blue Mosque in that city? Anyway, true to its name, the restaurant features a bluish interior.
The restaurant serves grilled goat cheese, which seems pretty popular, but my BFF and I didn't order that.
Ever since I went to the country where my sister is currently studying in, I've fallen in love with the savoury filo pastry known as borek. The ones served at Istanblue, however, were more like spring rolls filled with cheese, parsley and herbs.
Chicken Shish S$17.90
The marinated chicken chunks grilled on skewers were pretty decent, given that they were adequately tender and flavourful enough. The tomatoes were actually juicy, but they were over-grilled. Apart from that, the chopped vegetables were quite fresh.
Iskender Kebab S$18.50
Despite its appearance, the sliced lamb topped with buttery tomato sauce on top of bread was quite pleasing on the tongue. It went well with the accompanying yogurt, but I felt that the tomato sauce could be sweeter. Pika's advice: Not a fan of lamb? You can opt for chicken instead.
I was certainly pleased with the authentic wiry, semi-soft cheese pastry. It was crispy, but not dry. Being adequately sweet, it was topped with a generous amount of pistachio crumbs.
Probably I'll drop by again for the kunefe next time.
17 Baghdad Street
(Daily: 11.00am - 11.00pm)
*Prices quoted are subject to 10% service charge.
Have a nice meal,