RESTAURANT REVIEW-TAVACI RECEP USTA RESTAURANT-ANKARA/ TURKEY

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Kaburga Dolma-Stuffed the Rib Eye Steak with Rice.

 

Tavaci Recep Usta restaurant is a great traditional meat restaurant in Ankara city the heart of Turkey. The restaurant is a ethnic Turkish cuisine. It is the favourite lunch and dinner place for local community.

When you went the place you are welcomed with so friendly and smiling face by the waiters. They are dressed neatly.You can see the luxuries of modernity in the restaurant and also the restaurant is very large. For those who don’t book a table and are waiting. There is a cosy atmosphere in the restaurant and pictures of famous people displayed on the walls.

The menu offers a wide variety of tasty starters. We had the Icli Kofte ( stuffed ground meat in bulgur ball) and the Coban Salad served with pomegranate sauce. The main course consisted in  the RIB EYE STEAK DOLMA (Rib eye steaks stuffed with rice- The dish is definitely Turkish most traditional recipe but cooking at home kitchen is very hard because the rib eye steak dolma cooks in the traditional big stone oven. The rice is mixed with acrobatic spices and roasted nuts, herbs and then the mixed rice is filled  in the lamb rib eye steaks then the rib eye steak is sewed up , it is cooked in stone oven) ,Sac Kavurma (Fried meat in iron plate) , which really pleasured us. It all was followed by a delicious Semolina halva with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert and The dessert served with  traditional Turkish cafe.

All the dishes were fresh and the chefs takes great care in selection the best quality meat and vegetables. Thankfully the owner and hostess, is always around willing to conversation some kind words with all their  clients. The service is extremely good can have profound influence.

That the service does not accompany any kind of booze, because of the restaurant serve for family and children. Tea and Turkish coffee is free in the restaurant.

Despite the a bit much high price of the food, I had a pleasant and all meze was free, thrilled dinner experience with food of the most  delicious flavours. For this reoason I highly recommended going to the Recep Usta restaurant.

 

Adress for the Recep Usta restaurant:

A. Taner Kislali Mh. Alacaatli Cd.Barlas City J Blok No:1 / Ümitköy/  Ankara-Turkey.

-HAPPY 3rd BLOG ANNIVERSARY! –

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Thank you very much to all my followers and readers! I was hitting the button “Publish” for the first time about 3 years ago. Luckily for me, many fantastic people decided to join me in this wonderful  adventure and I also learned so much from every single one. I love to write and share my cooking experiments, restaurant reviews, paintings,travels and short stories with you.

Thank you all for liking my recipes, the comments and giving me inspiration to continue writing!!!

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HOMEMADE MANGO SORBET

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Prepare time: 40-50 minutes

Level: Easy

Serve: 4

Hello everyone!

I made homemade mango sorbet for these hot summer days, the recipe very easy and here its recipe for you, i hope you like it. I used mango but you could experiment with other your fruit as well.

Enjoy it!

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RESTAURANT REVIEW – COCOCHAN LONDON

In a busy city like London sometimes it’s hard to know what or where to eat. Last month when I was there my daughter recommended this lovely restaurant right behind Selfridges department store on Oxford Street. I definitely was not disappointed! Even though I am not too keen on Asian cuisine as my children wanted to go I decided to try it out. The location is very convenient tucked away on a side street along with many other restaurants. It is a great place to grab a quick bite after a busy day of shopping or sightseeing because of its central location.

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SPINACH BOREK

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Hi everyone!

I want to share Turkish Spinach Börek recipe with you. Spinach Borek is a baked dish which is made with pastry sheets combined with spinach ,eggs and onion. This is a wonderful pastry and it is quite simple to make yet it looks quite impressive!

You can also change the  recipe to make it with different ingredients ( such as with potato, cheese, meat,vegetables practically whatever you like) but below I will be showing you the spinach version. My daughter especially loves borek stuffed with potatoes yum!

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

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There is no love like your Mother’s love, there is no Country like your Motherland.                                                                                                                                (Turkish Proverb)

Hello Everyone!

Mother’s Day is celebrated in different date around the world but the spirit is the same everywhere. In Turkey Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May. In the day preschool children present their mothers with own handmade gifts, and elder children buy gifts for their mother or they present flowers to express love for their mothers.People celebrate the day by going out for lunch or picnics,therefore cafes and restaurant see a busy time. Local school children and some local charity staffs visit Nursing Home where they meet lonely mothers. Mother’s Day has been commercialized to large extend in Turkey like all round the world. The day  as an opportunity to express thankfulness and love to your mother. I think, the best gift that you can spend time with your mother.

Happy Mother’s Day to All Mothers Round The World!

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COOL CITY ANKARA / TURKEY

 

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Ankara,Turkey’s capital city is the second most popular and cool city. The city has modern buildings and fine transport network. Ankara is located at the heart of central Anatolia, the population is about 5 million.Today’s modern city Ankara has a large population of university students and government workers, foreign diplomats and embassy staff therefore Ankara offers fine transport,modern shopping and great restaurant,lovely cafes.

Ankara is a young and dynamic city but Ankara has varied history which Hittite,Hellenistic, Roman,Byzantine,Selcuk,Ottoman civilizations. The oldest part of city surrounded the Ankara Castle,old Turkish house where some of them were restored by city council. The area has several art gallery,souvenir shops,cafes and fine restaurants. The city has important historic places and they interest to visitors, among them are The temple of August,pillar of Julian,Roman baths,The museum of Anatolian civilization,The museum of Etnography and The war of independence  museum.One of the important districts in Ankara is Cankaya district which contains the Ataturk forest farm-zoo,Eymir lake,Elmadag ski facilities,quality restaurants,cute cafes and also there are some  Carpet making workshop,Hand woven bags workshop within this area.

In addition,Ankara has some beautiful villages and the villages are settlement from the Early bronze ages.Some of villages is so famous by thermal spring and mineral water.They are known to be beneficial for those in poor healthy. Moreover Ankara of the some villages have the vineyard, one of the famous vineyard village is Kalecik village that village produce fine quality red vine.Besides of lovely another village is Beypazari village.This village history goes back to Hittites and this district is so charming for food lovers because of Beypazari village has culinary civilitation,historical houses,silver craftsmen,carrot products.The village people is open-minded,friendly and helpful.Finally I want to add that transport is possible to get to any point by bus, the bus station is in Cankaya district of Ankara. Ankara a transit point for travelling to some places like fairy chimney city Cappadocia(Turkish:Kapadokya), historic city Sivas and such.

I took  some photos for  you, I hope enjoy!

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A View Sihhiye square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay square/Ankara

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A view Kizilay Street/Ankara

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A view Ulus Square/Ankara

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A view ulus street/Ankara

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One of the city’s icon /Atakule Tower-Ankara

 

There are some photo from the oldest part of Ankara city , Hamamönü and Ulus.

The old castle is a touristic location in Ankara, approaching the castle there are many restaurants, Museums, Art gallery,souvenir shops and you can see panoramic view of Ankara from the top of the castle.

There is one of the best cafe in Cengelhan in Ankara castle.

The old castle of Ankara very historical and Built is not known with certainly, it was build by the Hittities but this idea is not certain .The castle restored many times by Romans and Byzanties then Seljuks,Ottoman empire.

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