Tulumba – Dive into the Irresistible Aroma Extravaganza

Tulumba represents a Turkish dessert that holds a cherished place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. It’s a staple during festive occasions and family gatherings, symbolizing the sweetness of life and the joy found in shared moments. Now, you can partake in this tradition at Sultan Ahmet Turkish Cuisine.

Crafting Tulumba

Tulumba is one of the many gastronomic masterpieces made in our restaurant, shaped by a straightforward batter. The distinguishing factor lies in the meticulous method employed to shape and fry these golden-brown, cylindrical wonders. This process results in a satisfying crunch on the outside, unveiling a soft and airy interior.

Syrupy Bliss

The magic of Tulumba doesn’t end just with its texture. After the initial frying, each piece undergoes a luxurious soak in a fragrant sugar syrup. This step ensures that every bite is infused with sweetness, creating an unforgettable blend of textures that will leave you craving for more.

Aroma Extravaganza

Prepare yourself for the enticing scent of fried dough and sweet syrup as it fills the air with nostalgia and warmth. Close your eyes, and you might find yourself navigating the vibrant stalls of a Turkish bazaar, surrounded by the lively hum of locals and the rich fragrance of spices. Simply called – Aroma Extravaganza.

At our restaurant, we serve Tulumba as a versatile dessert. It’s perfect for savoring on its own or accompanied with our delicious Vanilla or Turkish ice cream. Whatever you choose to pair it with, our Tulumba promises to be a delightful addition to your dessert repertoire.

Our chef takes immense pride in presenting the finest flavors of Turkish cuisine. The Tulumba, with its crisp exterior and syrupy core, is a manifestation of the culinary heritage that inspires us. Join us on a journey of taste and tradition as you indulge in the sweet allure of Tulumba – a dessert that bridges cultures and brings the essence of Turkey to your table.

Beyti Sarma Kebap with Bulgur  – Unwrap the Charms of Adana Kebap in Bulgur Elegance

If you are looking for a satisfying and delicious meal that will make you feel like you are in Turkey, look no further than Beyti Sarma Kebap with Bulgur – a dish of Beef Adana Kebap, wrapped in warm flatbread, cut, and then topped with tomato sauce and yogurt. This dish consists of ground beef skewers, seasoned with spices, grilled, and then wrapped in thin flatbread.

This dish traces its roots to the Adana region, where culinary artistry meets a deep respect for tradition. Named after the city Adana, renowned for its distinctive kebabs, it reflects the passion and dedication ingrained in Turkish cooking.

The Bulgur Base

The impressive way of serving this Adana dish speaks for Sultan Ahmet Cuisine’s culinary tradition and diversity – expertly cut into bite-sized pieces, setting the stage for a symphony of tastes and textures. What sets the Beyti Sarma Kebap apart is the addition of bulgur, a staple in Turkish cuisine. Bulgur is a versatile grain made from cracked wheat that adds a hearty and wholesome element to the dish. This not only elevates the nutritional profile but also provides a delightful contrast to the tender meat and soft flatbread.

The Art of Presentation

The crowning glory of this culinary masterpiece lies in the harmonious pairing of tomato sauce and yogurt. A drizzle of savory tomato sauce adds a burst of umami, while the cool and creamy yogurt introduces a refreshing note that balances the overall flavor profile. Together, these toppings create a delectable crescendo on the palate.

Each of our vibrant meals has the appearance of a beautifully constructed masterpiece. And, refusing to be limited to excellence in presentation alone, each of our dishes that arrive on your table promises to be colorful, creative, and, most of all we continue to exceed all limitations by combining creativity with healthy ingredients from passionate producers.

This is one of our specialty meals that shows off our originality and talent. We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, and we prepare everything from scratch with care and passion. Come and taste the difference at Sultan Ahmet, where we offer you more than just food, but an unforgettable experience.

How Healthy Is The Turkish Diet?

In the realm of gastronomy, the Turkish diet stands out as a delightful fusion of rich flavors, vibrant colors, and diverse textures. While the focus of Turkish cuisine often revolves around its sumptuous taste, there’s an unspoken secret that lies beneath the surface – the inherent healthiness of the ingredients and culinary techniques.

  1. The Mediterranean Influence:

One of the key factors contributing to the healthiness of Turkish cuisine is its close association with the Mediterranean diet. Abundant in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and olive oil, this dietary pattern is renowned for its positive impact on heart health and overall well-being. Turkish dishes often incorporate these elements seamlessly, creating a wholesome and nutritionally balanced meal.

2.     Lean Proteins:

Turkish cuisine places a strong emphasis on lean protein sources, such as lamb, chicken, and fish. Grilled meats, a staple in many Turkish dishes, retain their natural flavors and nutritional value without excessive use of oils or fats. This not only adds a distinct taste to the food but also contributes to a diet rich in essential amino acids.

3.     Bountiful Fresh Produce:

Vegetables are at the heart of Turkish culinary creations, from mezes to mains. The colorful array of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and more not only infuses dishes with a burst of flavors but also ensures a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. 

Fresh herbs like parsley, mint, and cilantro add an extra layer of nutrition, providing antioxidants and other health-promoting compounds.

4.     Whole Grains Galore:

Turkish cuisine often incorporates whole grains like bulgur, rice, and barley, offering a substantial source of dietary fiber. These grains contribute to a feeling of fullness, aid in digestion, and provide a sustained release of energy – essential elements for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

5.     Nourishing Dairy:

Dairy products, including yogurt and cheese, play a significant role in Turkish cuisine. Rich in probiotics and calcium, yogurt is a common accompaniment to many dishes, contributing to gut health and bone strength.

Additionally, the moderate use of cheese adds depth to various recipes without compromising on nutritional value.

6.     Artful Use of Spices:

Turkish dishes are renowned for their vibrant and aromatic spices, such as cumin, paprika, and cinnamon. Beyond enhancing the flavor profile, these spices offer a myriad of health benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to improved digestion. The careful selection and artful use of spices in Turkish cooking showcase a culinary tradition that prioritizes both taste and well-being.

In essence, the Turkish diet offers a delightful fusion of flavors that conceals a treasure trove of health benefits. The incorporation of fresh, wholesome ingredients, lean proteins, and a balance of flavors combined with the artful use of spices not only makes Turkish dishes a delight for the senses but also a nourishing experience for the body and brings not just taste but numerous positive effects.

Unveiling the secrets of the Turkish diet reveals a mixture where taste and well-being coexist harmoniously. Without explicitly stating it, the focus on wholesome ingredients and balanced nutrition showcases a commitment to health that makes every Turkish dish not just a feast for the senses but a celebration of vitality.

Kunefe – Sweet Cheese Kadayif Pastry

Kunefe, also known as Kanafeh or Kunafa, is a beloved Turkish dessert that boasts a rich history dating back centuries. What sets this dessert apart is not only its heavenly taste but also the artistry involved in its preparation. The process begins with the careful layering of fine strands of shredded phyllo dough. This creates a delicate nest that cradles the heart of the dish.

Nestled within the layers of golden-brown phyllo dough is a generous filling of unsalted cheese. The unsalted cheese is sandwiched between two layers of buttered and shredded phyllo dough. This unique combination of textures, where the crispiness of the outer layers meets the creamy richness of the cheese is what distinguishes Kunefe and sets it apart is the unique combination of textures and flavors that elevate it to a league of unparalleled delight.

Kunefe - Sweet Cheese Kadayif Pastry

The Sweet Elixir

No Turkish dessert would be complete without a drizzle of syrup, and Kunefe is no exception. This syrupy touch adds a tantalizingly sweet aroma that wafts through the air, setting the stage for a truly indulgent experience.

Serving Sensation

Pair your Kunefe with our Vanilla Ice Cream or Turkish Ice Cream. The subtle sweetness of the ice cream provides a delightful contrast to the dessert, making each bite a perfect match.

Kunefe - Sweet Cheese Kadayif Pastry

In the enchanting realm of Turkish desserts, Kunefe emerges as a timeless masterpiece. It is showcasing the culinary artistry deeply rooted in the heart of Turkish cuisine. As you savor the magic of Kunefe, let its rich flavors and textures transport you to the cultural tapestry of Turkey, inviting you to relish an experience that goes beyond borders. Reserve your table and join us in savoring the magic of Kunefe, a timeless treat that transcends borders and invites you to experience the true essence of Turkish culinary artistry.

Beef Adana Kebap: Igniting Taste for Spice Enthusiasts

Discover the artful selection of accompaniments that elevate our Beef Adana Kebap – hot, spicy, and delicious. If you’re a fan of bold flavors, aromatic spices, and a hint of heat, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the delightful experience of preparing and savoring these mouthwatering kebaps, seasoned with sumac, chili, and a touch of parsley. It may sound simple but the technique in preparing them is key to getting a good result. Hand kneading and molding, the right meat cut, and the perfect charcoal temperature all play a big part in yielding a nice smoky, moist, tasty, and bouncy texture yet tender kebap.

Beef Adana Kebap

Integral to the exquisite blend of flavors is the inclusion of sumac. It is a key player that enhances the overall taste profile. This Middle Eastern spice brings a tangy, citrusy flavor that enhances the overall profile of the kebaps. Combined with chili powder, it adds a subtle heat that builds with each bite. The result is a perfect balance of spices, ensuring a memorable dining experience for spice enthusiasts.

As the plate arrives, it’s not just the aroma that captures attention; it’s the vibrant array of accompanying sides that elevate this dining experience.

Beef Adana Kebap

The fresh salad provides a refreshing balance to the robust flavors of the kebaps. The crispy, golden fries add a delightful crunch, complementing the tender meat. A generous serving of bulgur, with its nutty undertones, adds depth to the meal, offering a fulfilling and hearty component.

But the feast doesn’t end there. Delightful slices of warm, freshly baked bread accompany the ensemble, perfect for sopping up every bit of the delicious flavors. The grilled tomato and pepper, charred to perfection, offer a smoky sweetness that enhances the overall palate of the meal.

Beef Adana Kebap

Whether enjoyed in the company of loved ones or savored solo, this dish is a tribute to tradition, taste, and the delight of good companionship.

Enhance your Beef Adana Kebap experience by pairing it with a delicious appetizer. Our recommendation would be either Haydari or Baba Ganoush. Explore the art of these pairings that elevate the dining experience to a harmonious crescendo of flavors.

Indulge in the timeless delight of our Beef Adana Kebap – where each bite is a reminder that, sometimes, the most profound connections are forged over a shared love for exceptional food.

Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad – Freshness in Every Bite

Nestled among the culinary gems of our kitchen, Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad steals the spotlight with its tantalizing blend of flavors and textures. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this salad is a symphony of taste that transcends the ordinary.

Imagine the burst of flavor as you bite into a medley of juicy tomatoes, succulent pomegranates, crisp cucumbers, and crunchy walnuts. Yet, what sets this salad apart is the subtle infusion of traditional Turkish spices that dance delicately on your palate. It’s a carefully guarded blend that pays homage to the rich culinary heritage of the region. This adds an extra layer of depth to each mouthful.

Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad

Used Ingredients

  1. Tomatoes: Includes the freshest, ripe tomatoes, bursting with sweetness and juiciness. Sourced locally, these tomatoes add a burst of color and flavor to every bite.
  2. Cucumbers: Crisp and refreshing cucumbers are a staple, providing a satisfying crunch and a cooling element that balances the dish perfectly.
  3. Pomegranates: To elevate the taste and add a touch of exotic sweetness, incorporated are juicy pomegranate seeds. Not only do they enhance the visual appeal, but they also contribute to the salad’s overall nutritional profile.
  4. Walnuts: For a delightful contrast in texture, included are premium walnuts. These nuts not only add a rich, nutty flavor but also bring a dose of healthy fats and nutrients to the mix.
Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad

Dressing

Our chef have carefully crafted a special dressing that ties all these fresh ingredients together. The dressing is a harmonious blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a secret mix of herbs and spices. It complements the natural flavors of the ingredients, adding a subtle, yet distinctive, layer of taste.

Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad

Pairing Suggestions

Pair the Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad with our delicious Beef Doner Dinner or just enjoy it as a standalone dish. The interplay of textures and the nuanced flavor profile make it a versatile companion to a myriad of culinary adventures. It’s not just a salad, but a celebration of taste that transports you to the heart of Sultan Ahmet’s kitchen.

Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad

Join us on a delicious journey where tradition meets creativity! The Sultan Ahmet’s Signature Salad isn’t just a dish – it’s an adventure on a plate. It’s like a masterpiece of flavors that go beyond just tasting good – they make your taste buds dance with joy! Our chef works magic to create this salad, and we can’t wait for you to taste the hidden deliciousness. Come, dive into this amazing experience with us!

Kadayif – Golden, Crusty, and Sweet Perfection

Kadayif, or as the natives want to call it “shredded wheat dessert”, holds cultural significance in Turkish traditions. It is a staple at celebrations, family gatherings, and special occasions, symbolizing warmth, generosity, and the joy of shared moments. It represents a cherished Turkish treat that has delighted taste enthusiasts for countless years. This Turkish delight might appear simple, but beneath its unassuming exterior lies a mixture of flavors waiting to be discovered.

In the world of Turkish desserts, this delicacy stands out for its unique texture, sweet aroma, and delightful taste. This beloved treat also has a rich history and a place of honor on dessert tables across Turkey.

Kadayif

What makes the Kadayif so special are a few key ingredients that are meticulously crafted to create a harmonious blend. Layered thin strands of shredded pastry form the foundation. This fine texture gives the dessert its distinctive crunch.

The sweet filling of chopped and sweetened nuts soaked in fragrant syrup is generously spread between the layers. This combination of the crispy Kadayif and the decadent filling forms a pleasing texture that offers satisfaction both in its taste and overall experience.

We cannot discuss the Kadayif without acknowledging its stunning visual appeal. With the golden hands of our professional chef, the layers of Kadayif form a crispy outer shell that encases the gooey, sweet interior. When baked, with its crusty golden color we refer to it as golden perfection that comes on your plate directly from our kitchen.

Kadayif

At our restaurant, you can enjoy the Kadayıf as a versatile dessert on its own or paired with a scoop of vanilla or special Turkish ice cream.

Be sure not to miss the exquisite experience that Kadayif offers. The interplay of temperatures and textures elevates the complete enjoyment, resulting in a rich array of flavors with each bite. With its intricate layers, decadent filling, and cultural resonance, this timeless treat has earned its place as a beloved classic.

We invite you to our restaurant to discover the magic that lies within each golden strand!

Ali Nazik – Turkish lamb with roasted eggplant purée

In the heart of our Turkish kitchen lies a dish that transcends time, a masterpiece that marries tradition with taste: Ali Nazik. This gastronomic delight invites you to savor the rich flavors and stories woven into the fabric of Turkish cuisine.

Ali Nazik represents a dance of sensations on the plate. A harmonious blend of smoky roasted eggplant and garlicky yogurt purée that lays the perfect foundation for the tender lamb pieces. Served with grilled tomato and peppers, Ali Nazik is a delicious and impressive dinner to enjoy. The marriage of these elements creates a mixture of flavors. Each note resonating with the warmth and depth of Turkish culinary heritage.

Tender Lamb Pieces

At the heart of this culinary masterpiece lies the soul-soothing tender lamb pieces. They are a testament to the authenticity of Ali Nazik. This dish has stood the test of time, carrying with it stories of generations. From the creamy yogurt to the smoky roasted eggplant, each component plays a crucial role in creating the symphony of flavors that transcends the ordinary flavors. The result is a succulent, savory topping that elevates the entire culinary experience.

Ali Nazik

How We Serve It

Ali Nazik is a delicious marriage of char-grilled smoked eggplant purée mixed with yogurt and topped with tender lamb meat pieces. We serve Ali Nazik with beautiful roasted tomato and peppers aside. It really is a feast to all senses and a special dish to share.

Pair It With the Perfect Warm Side Dish

If you prefer a warm side dish, bulgur works really well here. It’s still preferred over rice at many occasions – for good reason. The slight nuttiness of the wheat goes better with this dish than the plainness of the rice.

Ali Nazik

This dish is an ode to the past, a delightful embrace of the present, and a promise for the future. It carries with it the stories of familial kitchens, the wisdom of culinary traditions, and the enduring legacy of Turkish cuisine.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the timeless allure of Ali Nazik. Immerse yourself in the flavors that have stood the test of time and indulge in a dish that speaks volumes about the richness of Turkish culinary heritage.

Sarma: Wrapped-in Turkish Tradition

Sarma, which means “Wrapped” in Turkish, is an appetizer that showcases the precision inherent in Turkish culinary tradition. What makes Sarma truly unique is the meticulous process of hand-rolling delicate grape leaves around a flavorful filling, resulting in a bite-sized masterpiece.

Fresh Ingredients Only

The magic begins with the careful choice of fresh grape leaves. Their tender texture provides the perfect vessel for the filling that contains aromatic rice, fresh Mediterranean herbs, and spices.

The Rolling Technique

The skillful technique of rolling is an art passed down through generations. Each leaf is carefully spread flat, and a dollop of the savory filling is added at the center. The edges are expertly folded, creating a compact, cylinder-shaped roll.

Our suggestion: Sarma pairs perfectly with a side of Creamy Yogurt. It complements the dish’s richness, adding a refreshing contrast that enhances the overall flavor profile.

This Turkish delicacy awaits your discovery. Come to savor the magic of Sarma at a place where authenticity meets excellence. Join us and experience the allure of Sarma, an appetizer that embodies tradition, flavor, and the heart of Turkish gastronomy.

Trilece: The Layers of Bliss

Trilece may appear to be a simple cake at first glance, but one bite will reveal the layers of bliss waiting to be discovered. Trilece is also known as “Three kinds of milk” cake. It is a Turkish dessert that boasts a rich history and a flavor profile that lingers on the palate. The base is a light and airy sponge cake. It’s expertly soaked in a trio of milk – evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. This threefold infusion results in a moist and decadent texture that melts in your mouth with every forkful.

Trilece

Topping of the Trilece is a velvety layer of caramel sauce and some cream, adding a luscious and creamy finish. The magic lies in the balance of sweetness. The sponge absorbs just the right amount of the milk mixture to create a dessert that is both satisfying and not overly saccharine.
What sets Trilece apart is not only its sumptuous texture, but also the nuanced flavor profile that unfolds with each bite. The combination of the three milks imparts a subtle sweetness. This is complemented by the delicate caramel notes in the sponge cake.

Trilece

In the realm of Turkish desserts, Trilece stands out as a timeless classic. It continues to capture the hearts and taste buds of those who encounter it. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the magic of Trilece at our restaurant.

Trilece



Enhance your Trilece experience by pairing it with our refreshing selection of juices from our menu. The perfect fusion of the indulgent sweetness of Trilece with the vibrant natural flavors of our freshly squeezed juices awaits you. Let each bite transport you to a place where sweetness knows no bounds. We eagerly await your presence at our restaurant, where every slice tells a different story!