RESTAURANT REVIEW/ DEVELI RESTAURANT-ANKARA

 

Inside Develi Restaurant-Ankara/ Turkey.

Inside Develi Restaurant-Ankara/ Turkey.

Hi everyone!

I went there with a few of my friends and we were delighted to sit down for lunch at Develi Kebab Restaurant. We had a nice table by the window. The restaurant located in famous Palestine Street (Filistin Caddesi) in Ankara –Turkey. This restaurant opend at 2016 and the restaurant has some branches in Istanbul and the restaurant is one of the popular restaurant in Turkey. The restaurant’s decoration is very nice, clean, elegant. Inside, the space is extremely welcoming and the guest can see right into the bar. Develi restaurant serving up generous portions of kofte and lahmacun (Turkish pizza) cooked in their restaurant oven and the restaurant takes inspiration from Gaziantep(Antep) traditional rich, flavours, cuisine. They belive fresh is the only way to enjoy food and every meal prepared at the restaurant kitchen is fresh.

When we arrived they brought us some pickled vegetables, warm bread. Then we were handed menus. We ordered some cold starters , one of them was cigkofte (typical Turkish raw meat, and you had to take a small bit of the raw meat, add some fresh lemon juice to it and wrap it into a lettuce leaf, not my favorite bit of the meal but I did enjoy it. Then we ordered Gavurdagi Salad( consist of tomatoes and red onions, green fresh pepper, walnuts and other ingredients) , hummus. I loved the salad and hummus, they were very tasty. We did not order a spate main course each and asked the waiter to bring us a big round lahmacun, ( the round shape Turkish pizza,) and we shared them. The lahmacun was thin and crispy , tasty. We ordered Pistashio Kofte ( which really did taste like pistachio, and Develi restaurant is the creator of Pistashio Kofte.) . And then we ordered Katmer dessert which was rolled baklava pastry with pistachio and natural cream. The portions were generous and came with the ice-cream. The Katmer was also very delicious and they served traditional Turkish tea-free of charge.

I had an excellent meal at Develi Kebab Restaurant and the servis was very nice and we never waited more than 5 minutes for an appetizer, or 15 minutes for our main dish. If you want to order wine, they had adequate of wine and you can try to taste Local Wine. Also they had Turkish Raki. The service was very friendly and attentive with great stuff , a caring restaurant manager.

Finally,The service was very friendly and attentive. Prices are ok, too, considering the quality of the food. We would recommend this restaurant if you want to try the Lokal restaurant and new places for delicious food and a lovely atmosphere.

 

 

Develi Restaurant in Ankara-Turkey.

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Pistachio Lahmacun(Turkish Pizza)

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Katmer(Rolled pastry with pistachio, organic cream).

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Katmer and ice-cream.

 

-Additional information-

Ambience= ****

Food=****

 

ADDRESS= Develi Kebab Restaurant. Filistin Caddesi(Palestine street). No=73 –Cankaya / Ankara- Turkey

 

COLOURFUL AND THRILLING BUTTERFLIES-

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In August I came to London for a visit and since I have spent some quality time, the base of my exploration was of course a Cooking class in London but I went to a Butterfly exhibition too, that took me back my childhood. Also I have learned more about the butterfly’s life and as you walk through the butterfly house, you can witness the life cycle of the butterfly from egg to crawling Caterpillar and then into the amazing butterfly.

You can sea there that Butterflies have a very characteristic flying style and Butterflies go through a complete metamorphosis. This means that there are four parts in a Butterfly’s life.

The first part is the egg; a Butterfly starts its life as an egg.

The second part is the Caterpillar, It looks like bird droppings on a leaf but it is a Caterpillar in disguise.

The third part is the chrysalis ( sometimes called pupa)

The fourth is the adult; this adult will continue the Cycle and Butterflies are able to change from one stage to another rapidly.

Butterfly wings are  covered with thousands of tiny, overlapping Scales, which are tiny sensory hairs and they are pigmented with a melanins which give them yellows, browns, but many of the blues, reds,blacks, greens, and iridescent colours are created by the micro-structures of the hairs not only but also The butterfly’s body is covered by tiny sensory hairs.

In addition, butterflies can fly when their body temperature is above 27C.degrees-(81°F) and adult butterflies feed only a liquids nectar from flowers , they obtain sugar for energy and the other minerals for reproduction.

 

I took some photos for you and I hope, you enjoy as well as I enjoyed!

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Butterfly exhibitions place: Natural History Museum, Cromwell road, SW75BD. LONDON/ UK.

 

 

 

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 aromatic 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.

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

imageA view Talatpasa Sguare/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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-MACAROON-

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Hello everyone! I visited my daughter in London last month. My daughter and l decided to join L’atalier des Chefs Macaron making class. I am so fond of macaroons because French macaroons are colorful,sweet bites of happines.

We joined L’atelier des Chefs macaroons making class which was a lovely, friendly, little cooking  class in  St.Poul’s in London. We enjoined so much and we made macoroons then we shared them between baking class friends. They were very cute and delicious.

There are two methods of making macaroons. French meringue and Italian meringue method. Our Chief prefer using French meringue method because it gives softer and lighter shall texture or maybe because our Chief had more success with French method than Italian.

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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM/ LONDON

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Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week. I am currently in London visiting my children and wanted to share a few pictures I took. If anyone’s ever been to the Victoria and Albert museum they will know how nice it is and if you haven’t been I definitely recommend going! The Victoria and Albert Museum is design and art museum and it really is lovely. One of my favorite things was the beautiful glass chandelier which I took a picture of for all of you to see. I hope you guys enjoy this post!
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