Tulum is named after Turkish-born owner/chef Coskun Uysal’s favourite goat cheese. Chef Uysal has used his experience at top restaurants such as Attica to create an exceptional menu of Turkish dishes that are produced using ultra-modern techniques. Located right near Balaclava train station, Tulum has a small but appealing dining room. White walls contrast with teal tiles and green light fittings.
With each mouthful, the dishes surprise you with flavours that you could never have imagined. Tulum peynir features a circle of soft goat cheese on a bed of tomato jam, prunes and nutty dukkah. The combination of sweet and salty elements is simply divine. Kuzu salata is a lamb shish kebab, but not as you know it. The meat is served in a bowl with smoky eggplant, tart tomatoes, chargrilled capsicum and hints of tahini.
PSST! Let Chef Uysal take you on an Anatolian journey with his Taste of Tulum menu – six courses for $75, or eight for $85, with wine matching available.