Craving for Turkish food and don’t know which would be the best among huge variety of options in the UAE? Thinking is over and Sultan Baba Iskender is the answer since 2013! Visit any of our 4 branches located at Jumeirah 3, Dubai Festival City, Al Ghurair Center or Shandagha City Center and you will not be mistaken.
The Kebap of Sultans, Iskender Kebap, that has put Turkey in the food map of the world, now comes to you in its former glory, untouched by modernism. Traditional methods of cooking infused with original recipe, wafting aromas, ambience reminiscent of mid 18th century Bursa (Turkey), timeless artifacts… Sultan Baba Iskender is more of an experience than a restaurant. Our wide grill menu boasts over 30 varieties of kebaps, apart from pitas, starters, doners, salads and desserts. Get together with family, friends or colleagues; or grab a bite on the go. There’s a lot to delight everyone!
Kebaps had humble beginnings when nomadic Persian soldiers carried small pieces of meat which they pierced on their distinctive curved swords and cooked over an open fire. Things got spicier and innovative as people started experimenting with spices and methods of cooking. It was then in Bursa (Turkey), era 1867, that the Kebap of Sultans, Iskender Kebap was innovated. The story of its inception is equally interesting.
Until mid 18th century, the lamb was cooked above the charcoal fire horizontally that caused a lot of smoke and loss of fat & water in the meat. The chefs of Bursa rectified the issue by grilling the meat vertically, attaching smaller layers of meat squeezed between minced meat, which was called Doner Kebap.
Iskender Kebap may be similar to Doner Kebap, but there are many factors that make Iskender Kebap stand out.
Iskender Kebap is a Doner Kebap but grilled with a charcoal fire, then basted with spicy tomato sauce, doused with goat’s butter and yogurt.
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Bursa is a densely populated city in the northwestern region of Turkey. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman State between 1326 and 1365
Due to its historic and cosmopolitan structure, Bursa preserved its strategic role along the history. It is famous with its old houses, Hacivat & Karagoz (traditional shadow play of Ottoman), silk and its cuisine.
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