Turkish & Mediterranean

669a Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
Phone: (781) 648-5888

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our menus

VEGETARIAN DISHES ( Sebzeli Yemekler )

Served with rice or bulgur (cracked wheat rice)

Vegetable Mousakka With Béchamel Sauce (Béchamel Soslu Musakka)
Lightly fried eggplant, vegetables, roasted with béchamel sauce, mozzarella cheese finished with homemade tomato sauce. (With * ground beef UPON request) 17.00

Pasha Style Vegetable Balls (Pasha Usulu Sebze Kofte)
Shredded potatoes and carrots mixed with seasoning, lightly fried, topped with homemade yogurt and tomato sauce. 16.00

Fainting Imam (Imam Bayildi)
Whole baby eggplant stuffed with fresh vegetables, pinenuts and raisins, finished with homemade tomato sauce. Slowly roasted to perfection in the oven. Served with Sheppard salad. 18.00

Vegetable Casserole (Sebzeli Guvec)
Lightly sautéed seasonal fresh vegetables, herbs, seasoning, homemade tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese finished in the oven. 18.00

Middle Eastern Plate (Ortadogu Tabagi)
Humus, falafel and tahini sauce. Served with cucumbers, carrot and pita bread. 16.00

Fresh Bean Stew (Taze Fasulye)
Fresh green beans, boiled potatoes, tomatoes, red pepper, carrots, onion, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 16.50

Potato Stew (Patates)
Boiled potatoes, tomatoes, red pepper, green pepper, carrots, onion, celery, pea, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 16.50

Eggplant Stew ( Patlican )
Lightly roasted eggplant, tomatoes, red peppers,green peppers, onion, chick peas, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 16.50

Leek Stew (Pirasa )
Leek, tomatoes, carrots, pearl onion, celery, rice, orange juice, herbs and seasoning. 17.50

Zucchini Stew (Kabak)
Lightly roasted zucchini, tomatoes, onion, rice, wheat, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 16.50

Spinach Stew (Ispanak)
Baby spinach, tomatoes, onion, green lentil, cracked wheat, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 16.50

Cauliflower Stew ( Karnibahar )
Cauliflower, tomatoes, red peppers, green peppers, carrots, onion, pea, broccoli, lemon juice, herbs, seasoning and homemade tomato sauce. 17.50

Difference between Stewing and Sautéing

Sautéing food you do it over medium to high heat and you want the food to brown and caramelize. By agitating the pan regularly you help the food to brown evenly. Generally this is done to help build a rich flavour profile which includes that lovely caramelized taste.

Stewing on the other hand should not brown food. Instead the food is cooked over low to medium heat and should sizzle very gently so that the food (usually vegetables) can release it’s liquid and flavours into the pan without colouring.