Dubai: Sheep head, lamb intestines on the menu at celebrity chef’s new restaurant

Master Cook victor Mehmet Cubuk’s Jumeirah restaurant provides special meals from Turkish food

The appetising scent of lamb kebabs and also charcoal-grilled hen floats around you as you enter the freshly opened up Sirdanci Mehmet dining establishment in Dubai.

Yet it’s not till you enjoy the gastronomical thrills available that you understand you have actually found a concealed treasure in the heart of Jumeirah.

Promoting company Turkish favourites such as adana kebab, kaburga (meat ribs), sirdan (lamb belly) and also kurufasulye (haricot bean), this diverse restaurant might be tiny in dimension, yet it’s absolutely large on flavours.

The dining establishment is an endeavor of star Turkish cook Mehmet Cubuk, lovingly called Sirdanci Mehmet.

The victor of the desirable Master Cook Turkyie title, Mehmet is popular for his cooking acumen as he is for his spirited manner. So do not be shocked if he instantly creeps up on you and also acts to smudge your food with hand-squeezed lemon juice.

Video clips of his tricks have actually currently gone viral on social media sites. A lot to ensure that lots of restaurants wait in thrilled expectancy to experience it first-hand as they put right into their dish.

” What’s great food without a dashboard of enjoyable,” Mehmet states with a wink.

The roadway to popularity, nonetheless, was anything yet enjoyable for the obliging restaurateur.

” There were obstacles every action of the means,” states Mehmet. “I began in the food and also drink market as a sweeper, yet I persisted. My effort repaid. I was advertised as footboy and after that as waitress.”

Mehmet claimed he found his real calling when he entered the cooking area to take his initial order as a waitress.

” The environment and also feelings of the area instantly loaded me with a feeling of elation and also provided me a brand-new function in life,” he remembers.

” I claimed to myself, this is the area I come from. I instantly joined or an instruction at the cooking area and also took place to come to be a cook.”

A lot more popularity awaited him when he landed the Master Cook title.

Soon, he released his very own dining establishment in the Fatih area of Istanbul. Mehmet claimed his trademark dining establishment in Dubai is the brand name’s 10th branch and also among the closest to his heart.

The restaurant has an infectiously comfortable ambience, and also the insides are an abundant trouble of pictures revealing Mehmet posturing with star visitors.

Costs are remarkably reduced, and also parts are kindly huge.

” I intend to elevate bench on Footrest food in Dubai by presenting great, inexpensive Turkish food in the city. I recreated the very same meals below that that have actually engaged themselves to myriads of faithful clients in Turkey. All these dishes are initial, which is why you will not locate this preference in other places,” he states.

The case was not misguided. The succulent kebabs and also melt-in-the-mouth baked lamb meat had us salivating in no time at all. An additional just as scrumptious, though gross-looking recipe is mumbar, which is basically lamb intestinal tract, packed with rice and also meat.

The masterpiece, obviously, was Şırdan, a distinctly Adana speciality constructed from packed lamb’s belly. It tasted fantastic yet, just like mumbar, was difficult to stand due to its look.

‘ Sirdan is a well-honed art for us, and also we make it the very best,” states Mehmet that declares the recipe accelerate metabolic rate and also is a lot more healthy than meat. ‘I intend to popularise Sirdan around the globe,” states Mehmet.

Business Owner Musa Omar Chaudhry that has actually partnered with Mehmet claimed they are aiming to branch off to Abu Dhabi and also Sharjah quickly. Mehmet claimed he is positive regarding their growth strategy.

” We will certainly do fantastic,” he claimed. “I have a sixth sense.”

Where: Jumeirah Coastline Roadway, Umm Suqqueim 2

Dish for 2: Dh 100

Should attempt: Adana kebab (Dh70); Combined grill (Dh150); Sirdan or lamb belly (Dh30); Mumbar or lamb intestine (Dh60)

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