I have been wanting to go to Adana for a while now, so after reading the glowing review on Ruth Reichl’s blog, I was determined to check it out even though Glendale is far far away from our usual spots. The food exceeded our expectations and the service was very friendly. Needless to say we definitely will be back even though we have to drive all the way to Glendale.
Mutabbul BBQ Eggplant, Sesame Seeds, Tahini, Garlic and Spices
This was really creamy, smoky and delicious.
Fattoush Salad Fresh Verdolagas, Cucumber, Radish, Herbs, Feta, Pita Chips
This salad was so good I could eat it everyday. The best part was the lemony Verdolagas (Purslane). I need to get my hands on some. The mints on the edge of the plate were visually appealing and added a great aroma to the salad. We loved the fresh veggies and the spicy dressing was icing on the cake.
Soltani Combo Filet and Koobideh Kabobs
I was so eager to eat that I forgot to take a picture of soltani before we inhaled the koobideh.
I asked our friendly waiter to make sure they cook our kabobs to medium. Did they? No, but the quality and the taste was so amazing it really did not matter. If you are lucky you might find a good koobideh but the barg (filet) is usually disappointing by being overcooked. At Adana the barg was not only thick and tender but it tasted like it was marinated in saffron. Even though 99% of the time I skip the white rice, I could not resist a little bite or two or three because of the delicious drippings of the meat over the rice. The Side Shirazi salad was great also.