Testi kebab is a strange take on the traditional kebab, in which the meat and veggies are cooked over the fire in a clay pot, after which the pot is cracked open with a hammer and served. This is a veggie version.
Spinach crepe with cheese. Or potato with mushroom and cheese? We ordered the only two veggie items on the menu and they looked identical. Tasty, but isn't anything topped with a pound of cheese? The dishes were served with mashed potatoes, some weird pasta nest and a medly of mushrooms, peas and carrots. All cold and barely edible.
Grilledcalamariwithtartar sauce servedwith fruits and veggies. Weorderedthisatwhatwassupposedlyoneofthebest restaurants in Anatolia. Certainlyhad excellent service and niceplating, but thefoodwasn'tthatspectacular... maybewe are spoiled in SanFrancisco?
Typical dinner at George House included a variety of vegetarian dishes served with rice, yogurt, honey and lots of homemade bread. This evening we had green beans in tomato sauce, sauteed eggplant, stuffed green peppers, a tomato pilaf and green potatoes with egg.
In Fethiye, you could purchase seafood at the seafood market and the neigboring restaurants would grill it and provide a salad and bread for 5 lira a person. We had these jumbo shrimp along with a whole black sea bass from the Black Sea (which we carved into as soon as it landed on the table, so we unfortunately didn't get a picture) .
We had a "Turkish breakfast" almost everyday in Turkey. It consisted of an egg (usually hardboiled), tomatoes, cucumber, olives, a basket of ekmek (bread) with butter and honey, and either Turkish tea, apple tea or Nescafe.
Often it would also include a slice of cheese or some fruit.
We had lunch at a lokanta, an informal Turkish restaurant, which usually has a variety of prepared hot and cold mezes (like appetizers or small plates) that you can choose from. For this mean, we had sauteed greens (something similar to spinach), a noodle casserole and a very nice vegetable gratin with some interesting spices.
Pide is Turkey's version of pizza. Very thin crust, long and skinny shape, no tomato sauce. This one is a kaserli pide (cheese) with tomato, mushrooms and peppers. The traditional Turkish pide has a meat sauce.