Amazing! Why don’t we have Turkish Donner Kabob restaurants in the US? The lamb was juicy and flavorful with perfect crispy- charred bits and SOOO much garlic!!!! I had the Donner lamb plate with pickled carrots and cabbage as well as a small green salad. Adam had a Donner lamb roll which had the same ingredients rolled up in a fresh flat bread. We also had the yogurt spinach dip which was sour from the yogurt and lemon juice. Earthy from tons of cooked spinach and roasted garlic. It was awesome served with hot, out-of-the-oven homemade Turkish pita! Wow! It was all so good and we were totally stuffed. We only ate half our entrées, but we had to try the dessert- pistachio baklava with Turkish black tea…amazing!!! I was in heaven and Adam was pretty happy, too 🙂
The stew was okay, but nothing amazing. A standard stew gravy, chunks of lamb and potato and carrots. The soda bread was very dry, I couldn’t eat it without soaking it in the stew. I hope this is not a good representation of all Irish food.
I had shepherd’s pie tonight at the college. It was okay, but not as good as the shepherd’s pie that my beautiful wife makes. At least the vegetables were cooked correctly tonight. The yogurt was good as ever. Kind of a lack-luster meal altogether though.
I actually ordered a steak and ale pie, which looked amazing in the pictures, but they were out of them. So I settled for this “hotpot” instead. It was pretty good in the end. It was made up of tender lamb and potatoes with onions and mushrooms, all baked in a little ramekin. I actually ordered mushy peas, but they gave me whole, so I mushed them myself and put them in my hotpot. I’m finding out very quickly that which I always suspected: English food is good if you know what to order —they are expert “pie” makers here.
Lamb doner kebab with raw onion, cabbage, and chili sauce, all in a warm pita. I ate this one out of my lap on a bench in a tiny square. The lamb doner was balanced nicely with the freshness of the raw veg, and the spicyness of the chili sauce. For only £3, it was a pretty decent take away meal.