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a ground lamb and vegetable mix spiced and baked on a very thin dough in the oven. served in traditional eastern turkish fashion.
layered with melted cheese and chunks of fresh tomato.
ground lamb spiced and layered with sautéed onion.
melted cheese decked with turkish style pepperoni.
a dense mixture of the cheese, ground lamb, and sausage, with eggs if you so choose. the result is distinctive and delicious.
creamy eggplant, tahini and garlic.
thick turkish humus wrapped in a warm pita.
delicate grape leaves stuffed with a sweet blend of rice, raisins, mint, pine nuts, and dill and dressed with a tangy yogurt sauce if you like, all in a warm pita.
hand chopped chicken char grilled on a skewer and tucked into a pita with fresh vegetables.
simple, tender cubes of lamb cooked over a flame and wrapped in a pita.
lean ground lamb with a spicy, buttery taste in pita bread.
a spicy mixture of finely ground lamb and vegetables.
served only on friday and saturday tender lamb marinated and cut in thin shavings in a pita wrap.
lamb kebab, tavuk kebab, adana kebab, musakka, sebzali guvec, hunkar begendi, kilic sis, levrek izgara, alabalik
delicate grape leaves stuffed with a heavenly blend of rice, lightly browned onion, fresh dill, pine nuts, sweet black raisins and mint, cooked in olive oil and heated on a gentle fire to perfection. a delicious and unique vegetarian choice.
a spinach puree prepared with a thick creamy yogurt. spiked with hints of garlic and basil, this choice is zesty and nutritious.
turkish humus, a rich chickpea and tahini paste, is prepared with garlic, lemon and olive oil.
charcoal grilled eggplant dipped in lemon juice, cooked until tender, and then pureed with garlic, vinegar, and olive oil until creamy. a delightfully layered taste experience.
this wonderful pureed spicy salad is named for the eastern turkish city of antep. prepared from finely chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, parsley, green pepper, and walnuts. the salsa-like salad is held together by a lightly seasoned body of olive oil and tomato paste and then sharpened with lemon juice.
as far as we know, turks discovered yogurt. cacik, a cool cucumber salad with yogurt and mint, is the flavorful and time-honored result of that discovery.
a carrot puree prepared with creamy yogurt spiked with garlic. this choice is delicious and nutritious.
brimming with fresh zucchini, crumbled feta cheese, and dill, our zucchini fritter is a rich and delicious source of vitamin a.
boreks, delightful savory pastries, are the perfect turkish snack food. made from delicate layers of thin dough and stuffed with feta cfleese, parsley, and egg, their luxurious crispness melt in your mouth.
baby eggplant browned in olive oil, stuffed with a blend of green pepper, sauteed onion, garlic, tomato, and parsley, and then sprinkled with pine nuts, whose smooth texture and subtle taste beautifully offset the deep, warm tastes of the eggplant and olive oil. legend has it that a muslim cleric once ate this dish and was so overwhelmed by its splendid taste that he fainted. hence the name, which "swooning imam".
fresh calamari battered and fried until crisp and golden. served over a bed of lettuce with our special turkish house sauce, and then garnished with lemon and a sprig of fresh parsley.
translated as a "cool spread," this combination appetizer platter is the object of widespread appeal among turks. it offers you the chance to sample a wonderful and diverse selection of our following vegetarian appetizers: nohut ezme, patlican salata, antep ezme, ispanak ezme, yaprak dolma and carrot salad which is not listed on the menu. it is designed to be shared and arranged in a thick, colorful ring. this dish is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
literally translated as "shepherds salad," this is turkey's deliciously light combination of fresh cucumber, parsley, plum tomato, onion, mint, vinegar and olive oil.
a wonderful salad prepared from char grilled octopus and acombination of fresh cucumber, parsley, tomato, onion, mint, vinegar, and olive oil.
red cabbage, lettuce, carrot, feta cheese, cucumber, tomato and house dressing.
choice of lamb, chicken or vegetables luxuriate in the rich, tomato-marinated lamb and creamy smoked eggplant of this most classic ottoman dish.
choice of lamb or chicken. tender morsels, simmered extensively in its own juice along with sauteed bell pepper, tomato, onion, and parsley. served with rice.
layers of eggplant, zucchini, carrots, peas, red & green pepper, onion, tomato and potatoes topped with béchamel sauce and cheese and then baked in a casserole. served with rice pilaf.
a dish of pan-fried eggplant laden with a rich meat sauce, decked with potato, tomato, and sauteed onion and then smothered with melted cheese. served with rice pilaf.
choice of vegetarian, chicken, or lamb. a delightful entree of vegetables sauteed eggplant, zucchini, carrot, green beans, tomato, potato, broccoli, and green pepper, and your choice of bits of lamb or chicken. served steaming hot with rice.
lean cubes of lamb or chicken with rich okra in a tomato-onion sauce and then baked with cheese on top. lively and satisfying, this casserole also comes with rice.
a classic entree with lean cubes of lamb or chicken simmered with artichoke in a tomato onion sauce with cheese on top (optional). this casserole also comes with rice.
cubes of swordfish marinated with our chefs special ingredients and then grilled to perfection on a skewer, where the tangy swordfish is flanked by grilled tomato, green pepper, onion, and bay leaf in a mouthwatering shish kebab.
a delicious entree of fresh baked sea bass. the smooth, buttery sweetness of the fish enlivened by scallion, parsley, and just a hint of paprika. adorned with slices of.
delicious boneless brook trout dusted with com meal and pan seared. served with a light, seasoned salad of greens.
jumbo shrimps cooked in aslightly spiced tomato sauce with onions and green peppers tapped with melted cheese and baked in a casserole. served with rice.
fresh octopus, mushrooms, tomato, onions, peppers and garlic baked in casserole. served with rice.
tender pieces of hand chopped chicken breast seasoned in a lively marinate of turkish spices and then char grilled on skewers. served in simple, juicy perfection with rice and greens.
lean cubes of lamb marinated and grilled over acharcoal fire. its simple preparation allows you to savor the exquisite, flavor of the coal-fired lamb. served with rice and greens.
the darling of kebab lovers. rumor has it that cooks in southern turkey regularly make adana kebabs up to thirty six feet long. delicious, lean lamb tinged with a spicy vegetable juice, skewered, and cooked with specialcareoveracharcoal fire and served with rice.
delectable lamb chops prepared in uniquely turkish fashion over a charooal flame. served with rice and greens.
four different kebabs in one dish! an inviting combination of lamb chop, (weekends) doner kebab, lamb, chicken, and adana kebabs cooked to your desire and served with rice and greens. aluxurious treat for any lover of kebabs.
our house special yogurtlu kebab is home made turkish fare at its best. your choice of chicken, jamb or adana kebab is laid out over our home-made fresh bread and generously laden with spiced tomato sauce and cool yogurt.
broiled lamb shank wrapped with eggplant slices and then baked. it is as healthy as it is delicious. served with rice.
served only on friday and saturday delicious lamb marinated in its own juices and cooked on a rotating skewer. shaved in thin slices and served with rice pilaf and greens.
served only on friday and saturday, enjoy tender lamb shaved from a rotating skewer on top of lightly buttered bread with cool yogurt and a tangy tomato sauce. one of the turkeys most loved specialties.
in this classic turkish dessert, delicate leaves of crisp, golden filo are layered with a tempting mixture of crushed walnuts, pistachio, sugar and clove. laden with rich, sweet, home made syrup, our baklava is virtually irresistible.
baked shredded filo dough with lor cheese filing, sweetened with our chefs special home made syrup and served hot.
a delectable light pudding of boiled milk, rice, and sugar, flavored with cinnamon, baked in the oven and then cooled in a clay bowl.
upside-down pudding, traditional turkish style milk pudding, make it from scratch. served lightly tapped with ground pistachio.
famous the world over for its luxurious thickness and unique potency. turkish coffee is served in small porcelain cups.
turkey's own blend of aromatic black tea leaves, brewed fresh and strengthened to your taste.
apple tea, mint tea, lemon, berry, and sage.
turkish style home made lemonade, made fresh by kneading amixture of whole lemons and sugar until asweet zesty paste is created, then thinning with cold water.
salted yogurt drink, served ice cold.
diet coke, cranberry juice, ginger ale, seven-up and sparkling water.
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