This is a 19th-century Ottoman dish. Sultan Abdülaziz was very passionate about food. He often had his wives prepare special dishes for him. One of his concubines from Africa is said to have been a great chef, and prepared a dish of meat stew and eggplant puree. The Sultan liked it so much that its name became “Hünkar Beğendi,” meaning: The Sultan liked it.
Hünkar Beğendi – Kanaat Lokantasi
Tembel Hacı Mehmet Mh., Selman-ı Pak Cd No:25, Üsküdar
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