It was around 3 o clock in the afternoon when the meeting was finally done with an hour positive feedback from our customer. I knew it! We were happy with the results and we can’t just hide our feeling. The regional sales manager approached me and said “ Hafiz, I was so happy with the results and thank you for your support, because of that I’ll give you a treat to a Turkish restaurant”. Don’t get me wrong, but why would I say no?

In my 2 and half years living in Saudi Arabia, I fell in love with original Turkish foods, and the palatable grilled barbecue chicken, and beef. If you are not vegetarian, then a tasty BBQ chicken is waiting for you.

We drove from Palestine street to the circumferential road of Abdulaziz then the narrow and quiet location of the restaurant.

My colleague who is an Egyptian took me to a location who loves Turkish foods too. We reached around 4 pm, called a waiter who smiled and asked for our orders. Damn, I sat and relaxed but I don’t want to pretend that I know every food that they cater. One food that caught my attention was the grilled BBQ.

I don’t speak Turkish, however, you can use Arabic to order a menu. Sorry folks, but Arabic is the business language in Saudi Arabia. You can speak English to some establishments but they preferred Arabic. But that is not the issue, the menu order list is written in both Arabic and English with an image of the food, of course.

We were served a salad while waiting for our main course. The salad is a typical serving with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

After a 15 minute waiting, here are the orders.

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One factor why I love this Turkish restaurant is the cleanliness. I mean, you can even see how they cook in an open kitchen, organized utensils, well-accommodating waiters and excellent service. I just found out that Turkish prepares their food with love and passion. A thin sliced bread was on the top of the rice and BBQ, I don’t have any idea at first what to eat first. But my Egyptian friend taught me how to eat easily with these foods.

He told me these three things: Get a bread, get a BBQ meat and dip to mayonnaise. Alright, I don’t want to look like an ignorant customer but I tried it.

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The price is not expensive though  I did not pay for it.

 

 

 

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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.
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Hafiz is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Travel with Hafiz. He is an expat turned travel blogger, self-taught photographer and digital entrepreneur. He speaks Spanish, Arabic, and Filipino.

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