Just a couple blocks from my flat in Santiago, I found a Turkish restaurant, Döner House. I was really excited to find it because I was really missing Turkish cuisine. The owner, Özcan, is also a friendly guy. He’s originally from Istanbul and we had some good conversations about that city and Turkish football. It was also very nice to be able to speak and practice my Turkish in Chile.
First, I had döner. It was a lot of meat and veggies nicely wrapped in a flour tortilla.
For my third meal, I ate a kuşbaşılı pide, which is chunks of meat, cheese, small diced vegetables, and spices on a flatbread, baked in an oven. This by far was the meal that brought back the most memories of Turkey. The taste was totally authentic. It came with a nice mevsim salatası (seasonal salad).
After each meal I would drink a Turkish coffee. It was perfect. Exactly like Turkey. Occasionally I would get some baklava for dessert. It wasn’t authentically Turkish but still tasted good.
If you are in Santiago and crave REAL Turkish food, this is the only place to get it! Döner House is a few steps outside the Manuel Montt metro station in Providencia.