Bosporus: Luxurious Turkish Cuisine for the Adventurer in You

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We are always looking for exotic places to discover, so this week we decided to pay a visit to Bosporus, a Turkish restaurant that recently opened in Cairo Festival City. Anyone who’s visited Turkey has raved about their delicacies, and we wanted to see what all the fuss was about once and for all.

Once we arrived, we fell in love with the place immediately; the pastel decorations and figures of mosques painted on the wall gave the restaurant an exotic atmosphere that was complemented by the Turkish music in the background.

After sitting down, we were handed the menus - which we thought were books at first because of the numerous pages. After confusingly browsing through the seemingly endless options, the waiter helped us out with some suggestions.

We ended up ordering their Signature Salad, Chicken Adana Kebab, and the Bosporus Special Steak.

Ten minutes later, the salad came served in a big bowl. Composed of three different types of lettuce, chopped tomatoes, pomegranate, white slated cheese, raisins, and walnuts, we thought it might taste weird but we ended up loving the contrast between the sweet and savory components. The ingredients were all fresh, and it was a filling, non-traditional salad that promised a great meal to come.

After we were done with the salad, the Chicken Adana Kebab arrived, served with a special thin pastry and groats cooked in tomato sauce. The groats were delicious and the chicken was to die for; the portion was filling, and it was perfectly grilled and seasoned.

A few minutes later came the Special Bosporus Steak, which was different from the traditional steak you’d order at an international restaurant; it was cut in pieces and each piece was placed on a slice of bread and topped with tomatoes. The steak was quite juicy and the portion was actually large enough to feed two people.

Eventually it was time for dessert, although we had almost no room left. We ordered the Special Buffalo Baklava and some Turkish Tea.

The Baklava was served as a big roll stuffed with ice cream, and the waiter cut it in pieces and sprinkled crushed pistachios on it. It wasn’t our favorite dish of the night, but anyone who loves oriental deserts will dig this one.

The Tea, however, was disappointing as it was regular English breakfast tea and not Turkish Tea as we had expected.

We must admit that we had a pleasant experience; the place is great to hang out in and the staff is very welcoming and nice. However, the dishes are quite pricey, so If you’re in the mood to indulge then Bosporus is definitely the place for you.

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