Ephesus Mediterranean & Turkish Cuisine: We are the best Turkish and Greek restaurant in Long Island Massapequa Park, NY
Ephesus Restaurant is located in the heart of Long Island, in Massapequa Park, New York.
Re-opened under new ownership in 2011. Ephesus provides an exceptional culture experience for all quests with excellent service, warm and friendly atmosphere. Perfect for Lunch, Dining, Corporate Events, Take Out, Delivery and Catering .
About Mediterranean Cuisine:
Mediterranean cuisine is exceptional because of its regional variations, its range of ingredients and its flexibility, which is a result of constant influence different nations had on each other. Some people claim it is one of the world’s healthiest, even calling it a diet. The most raised animals are sheep and goats, due to the fact that most of the terrain in these parts is perfect for these animals. Fish and seafood dishes are also widely spread and very popular. Olive oil and garlic are the most popular spices, and grilled meat, falafel, hummus and pita bread are most known it the eastern parts.
The Mediterranean can be divided into three culinary regions: South Europe(Italy, Spain France) which is best recognizable for its wines and herbs, North Africa(Morocco) which are flavored by spices, and eastern Mediterranean (Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Israel).
About Turkish Cuisine:
It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients; its flavor’s and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The cuisine originated in central Asia, the first home of the Turks, and then evolved with the contributions of the inland and Mediterranean cultures with which Turks interacted after their arrival in Anatolia.
Turkish cuisine is in a sense a bridge between far-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, with the accent always on enhancing the natural taste and flavor of the ingredients.
A main meal will usually start with soup and the meze, a variety of small cold and hot dishes which are made for sharing.
The main course is usually meat or fish. Turks always eat bread with their meal and main courses are usually served with rice. Typically çoban salatasi, a salad made of tomato, cucumber, parsley and onion, dressed with olive oil and lemon juice, will be offered as a side dish. Lamb is the most popular meat and prepared in a variety of ways, including sis kebap ; (grilled cubes of seasoned meat on skewer). sis köfte;, which are like small lamb burgers are well worth trying. Those who prefer something hot and spicy should try ;Adana kebap;, which is made of minced lamb but with the addition of spices formed around a flat skewer.
There are numerous variations and regional specialities of kebap. Somewhat rich but very tasty, is the Iskender, named respectively after Alexander the Great and the town in which it is originated, which is slices of döner meat laid over small bites of a freshly cooked flat bread and covered with tomato sauce and hot butter all served with yoghurt. Turks traditionally are fond of stews called sulu yemek or ev yemegi (home cook).
Lunch or Dinner, come in and try us today!
Gecen sene bugun televizyonda yayinlanmisti.
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Today's Special 8.20.2013
Today's Special AUG 19
Eksili kofte (Meatballs with Vegetables )
Islim Kebab ( Sauteed Lamb in Eggplant Warp)
Karalahana diblesi ( Color green with rice ---- Vegetarian )
long-island.newsday.com The Mediterranean rolls from the Strait of Gibraltar to the Turkish coast, splashing onto North Africa and southern Europe. The inland sea reaches three continents and more than 20 nations and states.
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Your neighborhood place for great homemade food and a relaxing atmosphere.