Monday, November 1, 2010
Eastern Edibles at Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine in Little Rock.
As we enjoyed our appetizers — cacik (mint, cucumber, and spices in yogurt, pronounced kah-SEEK), dolmas (grape
One of our cohorts ordered the Cigar Pastry, a surprisingly good Turkish-style version of mozzarella sticks. The salty, gooey hot sticks of feta and mozzarella wrapped in phyllo dough are eight inches of happiness in a flaky shell and are sure to become a favorite.
A companion chose the doner kebab. Similar to
Another in the group had a variation on that dish, the Iskender kebab, served with a rich tomato and sweet cream sauce.
We were disappointed to discover that the Noah's Pudding wasn't available yet (not all of the items are, but we were assured that they would be soon)
Istanbul is not as fancy as Capi's two doors down one direction and not as casual as Cheeburger Cheeburger three doors the other way, but the meal was satisfying. We'll make a second visit once the eatery has a chance to fully establish itself.
Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine
11525 Cantrell Road Suite 914 (Pleasant Ridge Town Center)