Posts Tagged ‘Turkish’

SOFRA MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

2277 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3287

Web: www.sofrakitchen.ca

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Advice: The platters are great value, call ahead for take-out.

Pide Platter

Longing for authentic Turkish cuisine in the city, I have happened upon a family run spot that is making a selection of vegi and meat Pide along with other traditional specialties. Having visited a couple of times, I’m quite fond of their Pide which is quite different (served flat then topped as opposed to being served filled with air from the oven) than I had previously. I have had the delicious Pide Platter ($10.35) Pide topped with ground beef, onion & pomegranate, served with fries, hummus and salad.

Pide with Spinach, Feta Cheese, Mushroom and Pomegranate Sauce

Zaatar Manakish Bread

I have also had the Pide ($8.95) with Spinach, Feta Cheese, Mushroom and Pomegranate Sauce along with the Zaatar Manakish Bread ($2.95) which was so good.

There menu is vast from traditional Pizzas in the woodstone oven topped with Chicken Shawerma on the Sofra Chicken, to Beef Donair on the “Vancouver”; there is also a selection of platters along with shared platters featuring Falafel and Dolma and Kebabs. They have Wraps and Kebab Wraps along with a selection of sides such as Pita Chips and Samosa. Rounding up the menu are a selection of traditional desserts.

Review By: Richard Wolak

ANATOLIA’S GATE

7084 Kingsway, Burnaby

Tel: 604-525-2519 ‎

Web: www.anatolias.ca

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Advice: Go with a friend or order a couple of dishes so that you are served the larger Lavash bread.

Lavash Bread

On a hunt for authentic Turkish cuisine, I headed out to Burnaby on a mission after hearing great things. Happily discovered a family run gem serving traditional Turkish dishes in a very homey atmosphere. With each of our dishes, Lavash bread was included, normally if dining alone you get a small bread, if 2 people are dining together they serve a large Lavash, this is Turkish bread. We chose the Whole Wheat Lavash which arrived to the table hot and puffy served with tzatziki.

Chicken Shisha

Beef Iskender Kabob

I had the delicious Chicken Shisha ($11.95) Grilled Chicken Breast Chunks served with salad, rice & yogurt sauce, my friend Gerry had the Adana Kabob ($11.95) Freshly Ground Beef grilled skewer w/yogurt rice & salad.

They have many different dishes from pide’s to kebabs and even pizzas, you will also find a limited offering of traditional Turkish desserts. Since I wrestled with ordering the dish that I did vs the Cheese Lovers Pide, I know what I will be having on my next visit!

Review By: Richard Wolak

CAFE VANCOUVER

Cafe Vancouver

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

883 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-568-4446

Advice: Try all of the Turkish specialties.

Vegi Borek

Vegi Borek

Honey Cake

Honey Cake

A Turkish Delight, a café on the edge of Yaletown that specializes in Turkish Coffee, made just like it should be made with a little milk or without and with a little sugar. I had my Turkish Coffee made with a little sugar and no milk. You will want to try their Vegi Borek ($7), baked fresh daily, savoury Turkish treat that is perfect for lunch or dinner or in between. They bake a variety of other tasty Turkish treats including honey cake ($2), baklava ($2) and other pastries. The menu also features breakfast items, Panini, sandwiches, soups, desserts and the beverage line-up includes exotic fruit smoothies as well as espresso, cappuccino and lattes. The décor is of a typical home in Turkey, in this large space you enter the living room on you way and see framed art displayed on the turqois walls. Live music some nights.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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