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Assaraya Turkish Restaurant


A working mom like me usually doesn't have enough time in her hands to teach her kids and help them in their assignments after coming home from work. Unless she hires a nanny to help her in household chores or a tutor to teach and help the kids in their homework. I don't have these sanity-saving helps because we can't afford them.

I come home at past 6 pm and more often, I had to cook dinner for us. So before I knew it, precious minutes have passed and it's time for the kids to go to bed after their dinner. While I said here that life is full of sweet surprises, God on the other hand, is full of blessings to shower to His children.

And two of those blessings came in the form of an ordinal number. Gabby won first place on the two academic quizzes he joined, the Spelling Bee and the Social Studies Quiz Bee. And for a treat, we decided to eat somewhere we haven't been to. Fred and I were craving for authentic Arab cuisine for weeks. So we went to Assaraya Turkish Restaurant along Thalateen Street. We didn't regret dining there. Here's why:

AMBIENCE: 7+
The warm glow of lights, the light enclosed by a very small door on the wall beside our table, and the plastic but real looking vines above us set the mood for a very good dining experience. Our curtained dining area was a little small but we didn't mind. We were too hungry to even think about our cramped movements. Though we heard the conversations from the other dining areas, we didn't care. We couldn't understand them anyway.

SERVICE: 9
The service was commendable! The wait staff took our orders politely and he stood nearby just waiting for our call. He served our food in less than five minutes! Wow.


FOOD: 9
Sunday is such a picky eater and her full mouth and an almost empty plate after were clear proofs of the food's good taste. We liked all the food, especially the rice. I fell in love with the rice that we dropped by there again the day after and took two orders and ate them at home. Really yummy!


Shish Kebab, Chicken Kebab, Princess Salad, Popular Rice and our drinks

PRICE: REASONABLE
The price compensates for the taste. Or the taste compensates for the price. Whichever. All I can say is: YUMMY. AFFORDABLE. FOOD.



Gabby and Sunday outside Assaraya Turkish Restaurant.


I'm glad that our first try on authentic Arab cuisine was perfect. And I'm also glad that God blessed me with a very smart son who never fails to amaze me with his intelligence, even though I can't teach him regularly. Such a sweet blessing for a working mom like me. Thank you, Lord.

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