My BFF has alternating Thursdays off from work, so we occasionally meet up for lunch on those days. On one such occasion recently, we decided to check out this Turkish restaurant in the area, as I love Turkish food and she’s a fan as well… plus there’s an awesome lunch deal: choice of soup, choice of salad, choice of entrée, for $11.99.
We both chose to start with the chicken vegetable soup, which was incredibly sweet and generous with the vegetables. I know we both enjoyed this thoroughly, as we looked at each other and mentally communicated, “Off to a really good start…”
This warm, fluffy and delicious bread was given to us, and we inhaled it. OMG, this was so good, we actually wound up asking for more, which was given to us without remark…
mostly to swipe happily through the hummus I chose as my salad. BFF chose the green salad, which was also good, but my hummus – so, so good. SO GOOD.
BFF went with the chicken adana, which boasted red peppers and other delicious bits. I tried a piece and found it incredibly moist and very flavorful. Yum!
I’m still on a quest to find excellent kofta in NYC, so when I saw “Turkish meatballs” on the menu, I asked our server if that was kofta. He confirmed, so I ordered it. While these were very tasty, they weren’t quite the same kofta I had in Turkey, sigh. The rice pilaf and the grilled tomato on the side were also delicious, and I thoroughly enjoyed my entire plate.
At $12/person for all of the above – and a cup of coffee or tea at the end of the meal – I thought this was a great value. I liked everything I ate, and I definitely intend to return sooner than later to explore more of the menu.