Saturday, January 31, 2009

Anatolia

Last night, we went for dinner with my aunt to Anatolia. This Etobicoke restaurant features excellent Turkish food, moderate prices and pleasant service.

For appetizers, we enjoyed Sigara Bore─či, which are pastry fingers filled with feta cheese, and also grilled kalamari, which come with roasted peppers. Tuffy tried a lentil soup and also the gozleme, a crepe filled with spinach and cheese. My aunt ordered the Anatolia mixed plate, which included grilled chicken shish kebab, flame broiled Izgara kofte and Kiymali pide, served with salad, bulgur rice and Haydari. She really enjoyed this, although the portions were much bigger than her appetite. I had the mixed grill, flame broiled beef Kofte; kebab, spicy Adana kebab and lamb kebabs served with rice, Domatez Ezme, garnishes and homemade yufka.

I've only had Turkish food a couple times, and to be honest, I don't know my gozleme from my yufka, but I've really enjoyed my dinners at Anatolia. The food is well prepared, interesting, varied and all very tasty. I give it the mister anchovy stamp of approval. The restaurant is located in a strip plaza on Dundas St. (next to a vacuum cleaner store!), not far from that strange little bit of the universe where Dundas and Bloor cross for the second time.

7 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That sounds sooo good! Is it wrong that I want to go there for breakfast?

Wandering Coyote said...

I've never had Turkish food but this does sound really good.

And I love the new banner pic!

The Preacherman said...

Nowt wrong wi Turkish grub. Nice n spicy. Love it - 'cept for kali thingy. You can keep the squid. Rubbery.

Bridget Jones said...

Love turkish food. We had a great restaurant here but it closed.

That description has reallly gotten my hunger genes working. THis is the third blog I've read this aft that had that impact....but yours....YUM!

nursemyra said...

ooh you've changed the photo on your heading. I love it. though I also loved the photo of you as a little boy

mister anchovy said...

thanks Nurse. I like to change them up every now and then. The current photo is from a cypress swamp in Cajun country, down in Louisiana.

azahar said...

*weeps with envy*