Los Angeles, California
October 22, 2004
You walk into the restaurant and immediately feel like you're in another time. There are a couple women in traditional garb making gozleme right in front of the oven. The host seats you at a low table with pillows and rugs around. You take off your shoes and sit on the floor. Once the food comes, the picture is complete: you're the invited guest of a desert sultan and this is the feast set before you.
With much of western Turkey modernizing and getting ready to join the European Union, the charm of Yavus stands out as a taste of the real Turkey. You'll be glad for one more bite of gozleme before you drive back into the 21st century.
From journal Ephesus Rocks!