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great museum food at Hemsin


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great museum food at Hemsin

Iron Frank | Mar 14, 2003 01:35 AM

It's hard to find even decent museum food but at the Queens Moma you only have to venture a few blocks away for a great Turkish meal. At Hemsin the only letdown was the confused but well intentioned service that consistently brought our food to the wrong table our mouths salivating and our eyes bulging as it went right by us.

The appetizer assortment is a bit of a ripoff as it's kind of pricey and they're not that generous. I'd just get a couple of individual appetizers instead. Avoid the lackluster green beans and enjoy some nice and sweet (Turkish food always seems a bit sweet to me) stuffed grapeleaves, hummous, wonderful cacik (yogurt) and an outstanding lentil kofte, a delicious mound of lentils and bulgur wheat.

The mixed grill platter was generous and all of the meats were suprisingly moist and tender. The buttery lamb chop was the most tamely spiced of all the meats but it's texture made it irresistable. The rest of the platter consisted of both lamb and chicken adana, grilled kofte, and shish over a bed of half rice and half wheat pilaf .

All the desserts looked good but the bread they serve with your meal is so addictive I od'ed on that before the main courses arrived. They also serve an interesting sounding breakfast menu that I'm dying to check out.

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