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by Leong Qi Tyng (subscribe)
I write for Trident Media, Venus Views and Eksentrika. Follow me on Twitter @TyngQi and Instagram @qityng
Published May 30th 2017
No turkeys were harmed or seen in this post ;D
I have never tried Turkish food before and was sceptical when Turkish Kitchen replaced one of my favourite Chinese restaurants in town. Although I welcomed the variety of cuisines in Hatfield, I was sad to see the Chinese restaurant go. After hearing good reviews of the food, I decided to give Turkish food a try with some friends. My dining experience was a good one because the waiters were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was clean and felt spacious.

So, what to eat? What to drink? What to order? The list below is to give a general idea of the food served in the restaurant.

1. Turkish Bread (Free served as starters)

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Turkish Bread with salsa and light tartar. Picture taken by Raushan.

This was mouth-watering for a bread lover like me. The soft bread pieces were served warm and diners get to dip the bread into two sauces: a salsa-like mix and homemade light tartar sauce.

2. Chicken Shish 6.45 (Lunch menu)

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Chicken Shish. Picture taken by Pei Xi.

The chicken shish is served with rice and marinated chicken breast cut into cubes. Accompanying the dish is a side of salad and rice mixed with sweet corns. The dishes in the lunch menu cost no more than 7 (roughly) and comes with a soft drink of choice.

3. Chicken Casserole 11.95

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Chicken Casserole

The chicken strips are slowly cooked in tomato sauce with mushrooms, garlic, onions, and peppers. Served with the same rice mixed with corn, it is one hearty meal.

4. Lahmacun 3.50

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Sometimes called the Turkish pizza or Armenian pizza, Lahmacun has seasoned minced lamb, onion, tomatoes, parsley, and red peppers topped on a thin dough. It tastes tangy with a squeeze of lemon and perfect for a light lunch or dinner.

5. Turkish Lemonade/ House Lemonade 3.25

Made of fresh lime, lemon, sugar, and garnished with mint leaves, it makes a refreshing drink and perfect for the warm summer.

The verdict? To date, I dined in the restaurant twice and fell in love with their chicken casserole and Lahmacun. The House Lemonade and the warm, soft bread served as starters were favourites of mine as well. I would recommend those who are new to Hatfield or looking for something different to try the food in Turkish Kitchen.
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Why? Turkish cuisine in a small town
Phone: 01707 267 766/ 270 886
Where: In between Aldi and Harpsfield Hall/ Wetherspoons
Cost: Lunch menu no more than 7
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