WITH the arrival of chef Kurt Sampson, Propeller in North Fremantle has gone all Middle Eastern, and the food on offer has soared to a higher plane.
Everything owners Siobhan Blumann and Hamish Fleming touch seems to turn to gold, from Flipside Burgers and Mrs Brown in North Freo, to Northbridge eateries Dominion League and the Mechanics Institute.
In a nod to the area’s industrial heritage, a shipping container dominates the site, which was once a bus depot next to the former North Freo council chambers.
Propeller was pumping when the D’Anger crew arrived for Sunday breakfast.
I knew what I wanted even before reading the menu, having watched a glistening, golden triangle—otherwise known as a spinach fatayer ($14)—served at a table nearby.
A Turkish version of a calzone, the outer crust was soft, and slightly chewy, with a delicious mix of haloumi, spinach, mint and seeds, and a heavenly hint of nutmeg.
Sister-in-law Sally had the Turkish scrambled eggs, or menemen ($18.50).
It was a colourful mix of moist egginess: “It’s spicy like a salsa, but not hot, and the pickle on top was really nice,” she opined.
Brother John had the sausage and egg manoushe ($18).
Synonymous with Lebanese breakfast, it’s a soft flatbread a bit like a pizza with an egg cooked in the middle.
The soft yolk oozed into the sausage and doughy base for a great taste and texture.
“It’s not something I would usually order, but it was bloody nice,” he said.
D’Angerous Dave went all British, with poached eggs on toast ($12.50), with a side of mushrooms ($5).
“The mushies were really good, and the eggs creamy, slightly over cooked, but really good.”
Propeller’s service was impeccable, and our large order arrived in record time.
And when a second round of coffees didn’t due to a mix up, there was no charge.
by JENNY D’ANGER
222 Queen Victoria Street,
open Wednesday to Sunday
8am to late