Pasha Med Turkish Bar & Grill
Tel : 01908 645 000
16 Buckingham Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 5HL
Simplicity and flavour
There has been a sharp rise in the number of Turkish restaurants in recent months and years. The only surprise is that it has taken so long for this to happen. Turkish cuisine offers a vast array of culinary delights that are not only incredibly tasty, but healthier too. Generally speaking the emphasis is on simplicity and flavour. Grilled meats, vegetables, quality olive oils and salads are all to the fore.
Pasha is an impressive looking restaurant that has been beautifully furbished. It has an almost upmarket feel to it without being the slightest bit pretentious. The high-back leather dining chairs, modern fire place and subtle lighting all combine to make you feel comfortable and ready to enjoy your meal.
My guest started by ordering the Sucuk, spicy Turkish sausage chargrilled from the selection of Hot Meze. The emphasis we mentioned above regarding ‘simplicity’ and ‘flavour’ was very much in evidence here. The sausage was excellent and the salad so amazingly fresh. This is light starter that is full of flavour and will set you up nicely for the main the course ahead.
Cherished every mouthful
My choice was the Pan cooked diced lamb on a bed of humus. Again, this was a relatively simple way to start a meal, but wow, this was totally delicious! The lamb was soft but had an almost crispy outer-texture which meant it worked brilliantly with the creamy humus. I will be returning to Pasha for this dish alone as I cherished every mouthful.
My excellent starter was followed by the equally brilliant Lamb Chops as a main course. I was slightly worried this dish would disappoint and that there wouldn’t be enough meat to satisfy my healthy appetite. I need not have worried! There were four generous-sized chops, the meat was soft, tender and incredibly flavoursome. I particularly liked the accompanying salad and rice. Again, simple, but so affective and oozing with wonderful flavours from the Mediterranean. There was also a clever little touch to this dish. The chops were lying on top of a thin pitta bread which had soaked up all the juices from the meat. This was simply sublime.
My guest opted for the Islim Kebab – sautéed lamb with onion, tomato and bell peppers, topped with sliced aubergine and oven baked. Served with salad and rice. This was an excellent dish – the flavours were subtle yet moreish. All the ingredients and textures combine superbly well. We might have mentioned simplicity once or twice but this dish was brilliantly executed.
In conclusion, Pasha excel at what they do. With first class service, wonderful food and stylish surroundings, we highly recommend you pay them a visit.