I know my Sultan posts haven’t generated too much interest on the blog, but I really enjoy it and frequent often after first discovering it from mmm-yoso. I love introducing friends to the place and everyone I’ve brought seems to genuinely enjoy it even if they didn’t think they had a taste for Turkish food.
Recently, FH and I ate there with CC from Pink Candles of Ridgemont High and Dennis of A Radiused Corner. We ordered quite a few dishes that everyone enjoyed and our total bill was about $35 if I remember correctly.
I’ve tried a lot of their menu and continue to like almost everything I order. In particular, I always want to order the appetizers/salads which are accompanied with a delicious puffy lavas bread.
This was my first time trying this and I really enjoyed the taste of the roasted eggplant puree. You can choose between a small or large order and we chose small but still got a full plate.
Antepezme (onion, hot pepper, tomato, chili powder)
This is probably my favorite of the appetizer selections.
Borek with spinach and cheese
Lots of flaky layers and it was accompanied with a yogurt sauce.
Usually we are served lavas bread with the appetizers and again with the main entrees. For some reason we only got one this time which is too bad because everyone loved it.
This is supposed to be spicy but I didn’t really taste the heat. Still well flavored ground beef though.
Pide is turkish style flat bread pizza. Sultan offers four varieties, with karisik being a combination one, offering a few pieces of each of the other three topping choices (cheese, ground beef, beef cubes).
We had a great meal as always. Afterwards, we picked up some baklava to go which did not make it for pictures. You can read CC’s account of our meal here.
Sultan Restaurant & Baklava
131 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon, CA 92019