Innaloo’s Morris Place Kebabs and Turkish Bakery takes home three Royal medals


Bakery owner Haider Alkaabi and Meng Zhang with a selection of the winning breads.
Bakery owner Haider Alkaabi and Meng Zhang with a selection of the winning breads.

AWARD-winning Innaloo business Morris Place Kebabs and Turkish Bakery has won three medals at the Perth Royal Bread and Pastry Show.

The bakery was awarded gold for its Turkish bread and two silvers; one for a flavoured garlic pesto bread and the other for its sourdough bread.

Owner Haider Alkaabi said he was proud to win the awards, especially the silver achievement for his new sourdough bread.

“On the day, we started from 12am overnight and we worked for about 20 hours straight,” he said.

“It feels great to have the opportunity to have a big challenge with bakeries because we are still a small business, but I am looking forward to making it bigger.

“With Turkish bread, I am very confident but the sourdough is very hard for testing the sour level. That is why for my equipment I use a pH meter, which some people use for swimming.”

Mr Alkaabi said he was still motivated to explore new recipes.

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“I know we are small, but as long as everyone is happy with our kebabs and everything, it is fine, we will do it here,” he said.

“For people who call themselves a chef, they have to be able to cook and bake at the same time.

“And gluten-free is coming.

“I am working on it now so hopefully it would not take long.”