Award Winning Turkish Restaurant
Usta is the stylish Turkish Restaurant located in Kilburn High Road serving Award winning Turkish and Middle Eastern Specialities such as Meze and Kebabs making us the ideal place meeting family, friends or colleagues for a celebration or business meeting.
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Meze or mezze (/ˈmɛzeɪ/, also spelled mazzeh or mazze; Kurdish: meze; Persian: مزه,. maze; Turkish: meze; is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, South Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course meals.
The word is found in all the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and comes from Persian مزه (mazze “taste, snack” < mazīdan “to taste”).
Popular meze dishes include: Hummus, Tzatziki, Tarama Salata, Yaprak Sarmasi, Baba Ganoush, Imam Bayildi, Halloumi, Falafel, Muska Böreği, Calamari
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Kebab dishes originated in the medieval kitchens of Persia and Turkey. They were generally made with smaller chunks or slices of meat, or ground meat, often cooked on skewers over a fire.
According to linguist Sevan Nişanyan, the Turkish word kebap is also derived from the Arabic word kabāb, meaning roasted meat. It appears in Turkish texts as early as the 14th century.