Before starting our tour of the Kütahya Porselen facilities, we ate across the street at Saklı Dünya, a restaurant below one of Kütahya Porselen’s showrooms. As always with Turkish hospitality, saying you’re a little hungry is ignored and you’re showered with food. However, this smorgasbord was beyond impressive and delicious that it has now been deemed one of the best meals I’ve had in Turkey.
The table was filled with sarma (stuffed grape leaves), börek, and a salad topped with walnuts, dried fig and mulberries. First up was Tutmaç Çorbası, a local traditional soup made of erişte (homemade Turkish noodles), spices and ground meat in a tomato based broth. (Sorry, I was too hungry to stop and take a photo).
For the main course I had Küp Eti, a traditional dish of Küthaya. For three hours cubed lamb meat is cooked inside a clay vessel with onion, tomatoes, pepper and garlic. The lamb melted in my mouth and the flavor was incredible – I highly recommend this dish!
For dessert Ekmek Kadayıfı. A bread pudding dessert saturated in syrup and topped with kaymak, Turkish clotted cream.
And yes, all of the tableware and porcelain show above are Kütahya Porselen.
Saklı Dünya Restoran
Eskişehir Yolu 8. Km., 43001 Merkez/Kütahya