Nestled in the upper reaches of Baohan Zhijie, Xiaobei’s main commercial and culinary artery, is Ankara. Though by no means the finest Turkish eatery the city has to offer (Ankara is a little rough around the edges), the two-story shop offers reasonably authentic renditions of Anatolian classics at a fraction of the cost of its glitzier counterparts. The baba ganoush and hummus (RMB22) are both winning dips for the house-baked bread (RMB5) while a whole range of mutton kebabs (RMB50) round out the extensive menu. Slather it all in creamy dollops of outstanding Turkish-style yogurt (RMB15) or wash it down with salty ayran (RMB18).
June 12, 2018