If its night in Bilkent, there is only one Hero to call for food. That person is Esat himself. A man devoted in serving every person with the same quality of beef and meatball sandwich. I have passed by his van probably 100 times and always wondered why it was so crowded with students. I have visited his van recently and twice in a row because the food was really delicious. I have had to chance of taking pictures of the sandwich in the making. There have also been foreigners who advised this joint in their website.
As you can seen from the pictures. We had a delightful conversation about why he is so successful at what he does. He replies that “i cook with love”. I knew that already and wanted to ask why he made the best sandwiches in Bilkent. He laughingly replies that “everything i buy is freash and quality”. After eating my first sandwich i started believing him too. I asked why so many students like you so much and come to your food joint? He says “Bilkent is a town of students and not only students from Ankara but also from different cities. I don’t only serve students, i am well known among the working class people around Bilkent.”. It was obvious that the students adored him. I have heard many stories about Esat. Sometimes when the students of Bilkent don’t have a car he askes people around if they could deliver the sandwiches to the campus so that the students can sleep with a full somatch. He is considered one of the best things about being a Bilkent University student.
The out come of his work is this awsome sandwich. Something i enjoyed a lot while i was eating it. Believe me or not but this was one of the best sandwiches i have ate in my life. But there is more than the food to this place. This joint has other features than only food. After habing finished my sandwich nothing makes me more happy than a cup of tea.
Esat has served the students of Bilkent for nearly 20 years now. And the he has one motto that kept him doing this job. Also this motto allowed him to attract more attention from customers everyday. The motto is that “Prices are forgetable but quality always stays in mind”. I also agree on his motto. If you ever want to give Esat a try or read other peoples comments i advise this website for this location and reviews. My dear readers until next time cheers….
He has a grill in his van, this is where the magic happens. He cooks his meat with a traditional coal grill which you get hit by the amazing smell immediately. As you can see from the pictures, he cooks them very delicately. He includes many kind of vegatebles in his sandwich. He does not only sell these ofcourse, he also sells many other kinds of sanwiches which vary from chicken to the traiditional turkish sucuk.
There is nothing better than a warm traditional turksih tea after a meal and Esat has brought to Bilkent the most creative idea of making tea available at his customers a hot tea on the cold streets of Bilkent. I don’t believe that there is somthing more to say about this friendlly man but believe me there is. It has been a wide travelling story that the place he used to park in the previous years belongedto a government office. One day they banned him of parking there but the head of the office also enjoyed his services and made a call for the allowence of him to park in that area. Well still it is a rumor but it might also be true.