Sunday, September 21, 2008

gimme some meat

it doesn't happen very often...but there are times when i absolutely crave meat. sometimes i think it is more of a craving for protein...so i'll try...you know....eggs or tofu. well in this case, i tried that the egg and tofu thing for a couple of days and it just wasn't meeting the craving.

i decided to take a break from my work projects and grab some meat for an early dinner. i think we all know that when i grab something to eat, i like to go during off times....i'm not a fan of crowds....and it does get pretty crowded at turkish kitchen
during lunch and dinner. i don't think they have a web site, so here is the address: 1984 shattuck avenue in berkeley... the cross street is university. i have been coming here for a while. each time i have visited has been yummy and everyone has been super nice. today, i think i slipped in right before the dinner rush....

i love how they have pictures of the food on the wall...it is good for people like me that don't have a good background in turkish cuisine. while i was perusing the menu, i had to stop myself from ordering the lamb beyti. i adore this dish...(for pics go here) but i seem to order it almost every time i visit. so today, i wanted to be different. well, sorta kinda different. i still ordered the kisir as a starter....


which is something i seem to do every time i visit. i can eat buckets of this stuff...


but i really needed satisfy the meat craving so i ordered the lamb shish kebab (although, i think they spell kebab differently) as my entree...

oooohhhhhh, it was sooooooo gooood. hmmmm. meat. juicy. chew chew chew. hmmmmm. yummy. meat craving satisfied. sigh. they also gave me this really good bread with the meal.


yet, i was so stuffed from eating the kisir, lamb, yogurt sauce, and rice pilaf.... i could barely do more than look at the bread. there was no way i was going to waste it! i do like this bread quite a bit. so i just wrapped the bread in a paper napkin to take home. i have some hummus in the fridge that the bread would be perfect with.
it is good to live in the states isn't it? no one blinks an eye and you doing something like this. i feel so lucky.

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