As you can see by the title of this post, I manage to be alliterative in Turkish, yet I remain almost completely illiterate in the language. It is quite amazing, really. Londra’da Lahmacun means Turkish pizza in London. Impressed? So was I. I just assumed that incredible lahmacun could be had only in Turkey, but at Mangal in Dalston, they serve up a wafer thin, crispy disk of minced lamb topped goodness.
Mangal is a common name for Turkish restaurants in London so don’t confuse this one with another just across the street. The address is 27 stoke Newington Road and the place doesn’t look like much. A few tables fill the storefront, as they mostly do take-away, so finding a place to sit to order lahmacun after lahmacun should be no problem. Pair them with a mug of homemade ayran and you might think for a moment you’ve been teleported to Anatolia.