Time Out says
Say g’day to Lebanese Australian pizza mash-ups in Regents Park
Manoush with Vegemite? It doesn’t get more ‘strayan than that. Take one Lebanese flatbread, add Australia’s finest contribution to food spreads, sprinkle with cheese and bake. The result is a breakfast pizza dream come true. For only seven bucks. Maaate.
You can cop 19 manoush variations at Suhhtan Pizza Bakery. The classic za'atar (that dried herb sprinkling of oregano, thyme, sesame seeds and sumac) starts at $2.50; the most expensive one tops out at just $9 for chicken breast with garlic sauce. It’s hard to go past the essential meat and cheese combo ($7) though, a thin layer of spiced lamb mince, tomato, onion and cheese. Up for something different? Check out the kishk manoush ($5), a garlicky, cheesy delight spiked with kishk – dried yoghurt mixed with burghul wheat that adds a welcome zing.
In addition to manoush, Suhhtan churns out traditional pizza. It’s still crisp-and-thin territory, but you can expect more toppings and cheese available in four sizes from small ($8.50) to family ($20). Sure, you can get all fancy with garlic prawns or piri piri chicken, but Sarah’s Special wins us over with spicy sujuk sausage, olives, mushrooms, capsicum and jalapeños.
You’ll find a constant stream of locals ordering takeaway here, but it’s worth nabbing one of the few tables to eat in. There’s not much in the way of decor but who’s looking at the walls when you have an accordion of molten cheese strings competing for your attention? If you love cheese, you should definitely order the kaak ($5), a sesame-crusted bun sandwiching cheese that’s grilled until it practically liquefies in the middle.
Prefer something a little less messy? Get a wrap and score a round of soft, fluffy flatbread rolled up with a range of fillings. We rate the chamma wrap ($8) with sujuk sausage, cheese, tomato, cucumber, olives and fresh mint. Looking for dessert? They do Nutella pizzas, too. Sweet.
10 Amy St
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