I miss Anatolia, the west end Turkish food market with the little restaurant inside. They had only been open in their new location for a couple of months when a fire broke out in the restaurant next door and took Anatolia with it. This is the place that made kelle paça, the sheep’s head soup that I’ve talked about on CBC radio.
About a month ago, I struck up a conversation with an Uber driver and when I found out he was from Turkey, I asked him about Turkish food in Edmonton. He told me to try Turquaz Alaturka at 14016 – 127 Street. So, I did. I also ate at its sister restaurant, Turkish Kebab House on 137 Avenue a couple of times, too. Although they have their differences, one feature remained the same: the level of hospitality was off the charts.
I reviewed Turquaz (Alaturka) on Friday. To find out what I thought about the food at this northside restaurant, click this link to get to the CBC web article.
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