I Need More Kitchen Skills

I have a varied diet and so too a diverse palate.

One thing that I enjoy immensely is the Turkish dish “patlican soslu“, which is a delicious and succulent aubergine, garlic and tomato starter:

Hasan on Kingland road does a gorgeous patlican soslu.

I would really like to learn how to make this. If any of you have
an authentic recipe, do let me know?

Another of my favourite dishes at Hasan is “Tavuk Beyti“.

Tavuk beyti is a well seasoned, charcoal grilled minced chicken skewer. This is usually served with rice, tomato, salad and bulgur. I suppose Japanese would describe this as a large tsukune?

Turkish grilled peppers are a bit of a chilli lottery. You never know how hot yours is until you chomp one!

Hasan is my favourite Turkish eaterie in Dalston. The hospitality is always great, the staff are so friendly and genuinely nice. The food has not failed me in the 5 years that we have frequented this place.
I also love the open grill so you can actually see your food being prepared.

14 Stoke Newington Road
London N16 7XN

Hiro and I are saving our pennies to visit Turkey this year. Having lived around Turkish communities for many years, we feel that we must drop by this place that seems to have such warm and wonderful people.