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Shikidim Restaurant

April 26, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

During our two week vacation in Istanbul in January, we developed a love of Turkish food. (For me, it is now my number one “comfort food.”) Upon our return to Dubai we began searching for Turkish restaurants, looking for the same great food we found in Istanbul.

We had previously visited Ankara Restaurant on the corniche, but did not know what to order. Now, we are wiser. The waiter seemed delighted that we knew about and wanted ayran, which wasn’t listed on the menu.

Next in our discoveries was Harput Restaurant. It is located close to the Mall of the Emirates, which is anything but close to where we live. However, it is close to our veterinarian’s office, so we combine buying pet supplies with getting a fix of Turkish food.

Newly opened, just down the street from where we live and solving all our problems is Shikidim Restaurant. The food is wonderful. The staff are helpful and friendly. AND we don’t have to drive across town!

If you are reading this (on the date of posting) and are in Dubai presently, join us tonight at Shikidim Restaurant for a tweetup 7:00-10:00 pm. For a map and information Click Here. (Muraqabat Street between Ittihad Road and Abu Baker Al Siddiq Road)

Here’s what you can look forward to:

plate of meat, tomato sauce and yogurt

Iskender is thinly sliced meat and cubes of freshly made flat bread covered in a tomato sauce and served with plain yogurt. It sounds simple, but is so much better than I can describe with words. I love the contrast of textures and temperatures.

brass mug of yogurt drink

And, don’t forget the ayran!

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