Friday, April 15, 2016

ankara picnic

ankara picnic
서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 182; also, 서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 127-11

tel: 02) 793-2550

what was consumed: lamb kebab with spicy sauce!

looking for a late night snack? or just a snack whenever? think of ankara picnic! i do, anyway.

m told me that there were lots of things turkey and korea had in common, beyond language (she knows waaay more than me - she was in istanbul and studied/speaks turkish!). and so, i was glad to see turkish wrap/kebab options in seoul. delicious!

there are a few different options, but my preferred is ankara picnic. part of it is habit, part of it is convenience, but most of it is because their wraps are the most delicious. i like it with extra spices and even the onions (which i actually always forget to ask them to remove. oh well).

when you pass ankara picnic, you'll see their meats cooking at the window, in usual kebab style. they have chicken and lamb (i prefer the lamb) and they'll prepare your wrap to order. in the wrap, they'll put an ample amount of the the seasoned meat along with some veggies (tomatoes, lettuce, and onions) and then slather on some turkish cream along with the spice blend (this is also optional). i remember there are a couple of options between wraps and something else (i think sandwich). i like the wrap that reminds me, in looks, of a tortilla or a flatbread. yum.

the last few times, there have been a few incidents outside the doors of ankara picnic (mostly because ankara picnic is right around the corner from a subway exit, imo) with some yelling and some police involvement. that said, the folks in ankara picnic were really nice and supportive ... and i keep going back! may the enjoyment continue ...

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