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Turkish Delight in the Tenderloin

zameloy Oct 14, 2006 06:03 AM

Please go and eat at Alaturca and then call me so we can cry on the phone together.

This was my first experience eating Turkish and although it shared many of the same flavors of the other Medditeranean I have tried, this was perfect and truly distinct. We split a sampler of cold appetizers with fresh pide, a Beyti Kebap, and a grilled meat platter. Washed it down with cold turkish beer and waddled our way full bellied and giggling all the way to the bus stop. It isn't very often that I find myaelf laughing out loud about how good the food is so I think it's safe to say that this meal would fall under the coveted "top 10" banner. I would love to hear other's opinions on this place because if all the food in turkey is like this, I'm moving there tomorrow.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: zameloy Oct 14, 2006 06:07 AM

    Ah, another place that makes Beyti kebap, wasn't on Ala Turca's menu the last time (a while ago) I was there. Was it made with ground beef or lamb?

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      Robert Lauriston RE: Melanie Wong Oct 14, 2006 02:53 PM

      Reportedly they use a mix:


      The name is actually A La Turca.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        zameloy RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2006 04:08 PM

        Wow Robert, thank you for avoiding sounding completely condecending! Melanie, it was made from lamb although it looks like you may have to do some detective work to see if that's actually the case.

        1. re: zameloy
          ChowFun_derek RE: zameloy Oct 14, 2006 05:11 PM

          Thanks for your report...it...( A La Turka) has always been one of my favorites in that neighborhood...nice people too..
          In Roberts defense....the correct spelling helps with Chowhounds' search engine....

          1. re: ChowFun_derek
            Robert Lauriston RE: ChowFun_derek Oct 14, 2006 05:24 PM

            Yes, that's the only reason I posted that. However you spell it the food's great and a bargain.

    2. zameloy RE: zameloy Oct 14, 2006 11:01 PM

      I am sorry for my response, there Robert...I didn't mean to come across like a jerk. I was excited about the meal and was hoping to get some good feed back. I'd like to have it stricken from the record.

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