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!

Sucuklu Pide: Savor the Spice

Sucuklu Pide, a savory Turkish flatbread is a celebration of the rich tapestry of Turkish flavors. The star ingredient, sucuk, is a spicy and flavorful Turkish sausage that infuses the dish with a distinctive kick. This succulent sausage is nestled on a boat-shaped pide, a traditional Turkish flatbread that boasts a perfect balance of crispiness and chewiness.

The savory succulence of sucuk dances with the subtle sweetness of the creamy cheese. The pide itself, with its golden crust and soft interior, serves as the perfect canvas for this flavor symphony.

Sucuklu Pide

Our Sucuklu Pide is a testament to the artistry in Turkish cuisine. Each one is carefully crafted by our skilled chef. He pays meticulous attention to the details that make this dish a masterpiece.

While Sucuklu Pide is a star on its own, it’s also incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it as a satisfying meal on its own. Or pair it with a crisp, Coban salad and a refreshing Barbican Apple beverage for a well-rounded dining experience. Whether you’re sharing with friends or savoring it as a solo indulgence, the bold flavors of Turkish cuisine are sure to delight.

Sucuklu Pide

At our restaurant, we invite you to embark on a culinary adventure with Sucuklu Pide. Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast of Turkish cuisine or a newcomer eager to explore new flavors, this dish promises an unforgettable experience. The spice, the warmth, and the richness of Sucuklu Pide encapsulate the heart of Turkish gastronomy.

Sucuklu Pide stands as a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Turkey, so feel free to Experience Turkey on a plate at our restaurant. Join us for authentic flavors and wonderful hospitality. Your table awaits!

Acma with Olives – A Treasure Behind the Culinary Curtains

Acma with Olives represents a traditional Turkish pastry and it is the star of this delectable dish. Its name translates to “Opened” in Turkish, a nod to its beautifully layered and fluffy texture.

Today, as we explore this hidden gem on our menu that embodies the essence of Turkish cuisine we are digging deeper into the celebration of simplicity, freshness, and the rich cultural tapestry of Turkey.

The Perfect Pairing – Olives

Crafted from a buttery dough that is meticulously folded and baked to perfection, Acma represents itself with a golden-brown exterior that gives way to a soft, pillowy interior.

To elevate the experience, we’ve paired Acma with the timeless charm of olives. In Turkish cuisine, olives are not just a garnish; they are a symbol of prosperity and peace. The salty notes of olives complement the richness of Acma, creating a harmonious marriage of flavors.

As you take your first bite, you’ll experience a symphony of textures. The crisp layers of Acma contrast with the smooth, earthy olives. Combined, they are a journey that unfolds, revealing the craftsmanship behind this Turkish culinary masterpiece.

The Art of Presentation

At our restaurant, The Acma with Olives is presented with care, showcasing the intricate layers of the pastry and the vibrant hues of the olives. It’s a feast for the eyes before it becomes a feast for the senses.

To enhance your experience, we recommend pairing the Acma with a refreshing Turkish tea. The warmth of the tea complements the richness of the pastry and enhances the overall enjoyment of the dish.

This pastry invites you to savor the flavors of the Turkey in every bite. Join us on a journey where tradition meets innovation, and each dish tells a story of passion. Come, indulge in the magic of Acma with Olives, and let your taste buds embark on a culinary voyage like never before.

The Delightful World of Turkish Baklava Varieties (Part 2)

While baklava shines as a standalone dessert, it also pairs well with a layer of Turkish vanilla ice cream. The delicate phyllo dough layers and the rich nuttiness of baklava seamlessly intertwine with the creamy, luxurious texture of Turkish vanilla ice cream, creating an exquisite symphony of flavors and textures that elevate the dessert experience to a whole new level.

For those seeking a delightful post-meal beverage, baklava offers the perfect accompaniment to a cup of Turkish coffee or Turkish tea. The inherent sweetness of baklava beautifully contrasts with the slight bitterness of these beloved drinks, creating a harmonious balance that tantalizes the palate.

Zade Baklava

Zade Baklava is a masterpiece crafted with layers of fine phyllo dough, enveloping whole green gold pistachios. Each bite delivers a delightful crunch complemented by the full-bodied sweetness of the sherbet, making it an indulgent treat fit for royalty.

Zade Baklava

Havuc Dilimi Baklava

A visual delight as much as a culinary one, the Havuc Dilimi Baklava, when observed from above, resembles a carrot due to its unique shape. This baklava is generously filled with chopped pistachios encased within layers of crispy phyllo pastry. 

Havuc Dilimi Baklava

Sobiyet Baklava

For those seeking a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, the Sobiyet Baklava stands as a testament to culinary creativity. Filled with a luscious cream called kaymak and classic nuts, this variation offers a lighter yet equally satisfying sweetness. Its refreshing taste makes it a preferred dessert choice.

Sobiyet Baklava

Whether you seek the warmth of tradition or the thrill of innovation, our menu is a celebration of the diverse flavors that make Turkish baklava an unparalleled culinary treasure. Indulge in the pairing of baklava with Turkish vanilla ice cream. Savor its sweetness alongside a cup of freshly brewed Turkish coffee or Turkish tea. Discover the diverse dimensions of this beloved dessert and how it can elevate your dining experience.

Reserve your table, and let each bite be a chapter in your journey through the culinary tapestry of Turkish heritage. Join us in savoring the stories told by each variation, as we continue to craft and share the sweet legacy of Turkish baklava with you.

The Delightful World of Turkish Baklava Varieties

Picture this: delicate layers of thin pastry, a medley of nuts, a drizzle of syrup, and a hint of sweetness that dances on your taste buds. That’s the magic of baklava – a cherished dessert that’s become a symbol of Turkish culinary artistry. While its origins may trace back centuries, its evolution continues to surprise and delight enthusiasts worldwide.

Walnut Baklava

The classic Walnut Baklava – a divine pastry featuring layers of paper-thin phyllo dough embracing a generous walnut filling. Each bite offers a symphony of textures: the delicate crunch of nuts intertwined with the sweet syrup, a perfect balance of richness and subtlety.

Walnut Baklava

Cold Baklava

For those seeking a refreshing twist, the Cold Baklava emerges as a beacon of innovation. Departing from tradition, this variation tantalizes with pistachios, chocolate, and milk, replacing the customary sherbet. Lighter, cooler, and utterly rejuvenating, it redefines indulgence.

Cold Baklava

Sarma Baklava

Sarma Baklava – A delight crafted with a green, pistachio-infused paste – reminiscent of a pistachio-marzipan fusion. Its vivid hue, derived naturally, adds an enticing visual appeal, while its smooth texture and nutty essence enchant the palate.

Sarma Baklava

Pistachio Baklava

A vibrant twist on the beloved classic, Pistachio Baklava infuses the irresistible charm of pistachios into the mix. Their distinctive flavor and vibrant green color elevate the buttery pastry, resulting in an exquisite harmony of taste and texture.

Pistachio Baklava

Midye Baklava

Featuring a delightful blend of milk cream and green pistachios, the Midye Baklava promises an explosion of flavors and textures. Its crunchiness coupled with the gentle melding of flavors as it melts in your mouth is a culinary sensation worth savoring.

Midye Baklava

Dilber Baklava

The Dilber Baklava, named after the beauty of a woman’s lips, showcases an exquisite form and an easy-to-love taste. The secret lies in the cold pour of its sherbet, a technique that ensures a perfect balance of sweetness in every bite.

Dilber Baklava

Each variation of baklava tells a unique story, a testament to the creativity and craftsmanship embedded within Turkish culinary heritage.

Whether you’re a connoisseur seeking the comfort of tradition or an adventurous spirit craving a taste of innovation, our menu boasts a selection that promises to captivate your senses. Reserve your table and discover the artistry and legacy of Turkish baklava firsthand.