I had been meaning to try this place forever. I am mad for kebabs as you may have noticed from my kebab crawl post. And thought it was about high time that I got around to trying some other Turkish food. I did go to Turkey years ago, but can’t really remember what I ate. I knew there would be lots of lovely lamb on the menu to try, soi that was reason enough to go.
To start we tried the baba ghanoush (8,000) . This one was fresher than the ones you normally come across, probably due to the tomatoes, but it still retained the smokey aubergine goodness. It was nice and refreshing and I felt healthy eating it.
We also ordered the cheese pide (15,500) . We needed something to dip into our baba ghanoush so, the pide seemed perfect. A thick dough crust that was stuffed with Turkish kashar cheese. They have various other flavorings with different meats and vegetables.
Lastly we ordered the lamb shish kebab (23,000). It was too tempting to resist. There were chunks of char grilled lamb, that were so morish. You could taste the grilled flavours mingled with the lovely spices. My only complaint is that there wasn’t enough! We shared this between two but it would have been better for only one. It came with rice and salad, but it would be nice if there was some bread with it too.
I really enjoyed the food at Kervan, everything we had was tasty, but for me it is a little bit on the expensive side for the portions. However you get what you pay for, so I’d keep this restaurant for a treat. It’s also very large so it’s a great place to go for large parties, as they have a lot of room.
Kervan is located at 2F -127-3, Itaewon dong, Yongsan gu, Seoul. To get there take a train to Itaewon station (line 6) and come out of exit 3. Walk straight for about 100 meters, Kervan is on the right on the second floor above U Square, just before you get to Dunkin Donuts. For more information call them on 02-792-4767 or check out their website.