There's plenty of meat at Mr. Kebap, a new Turkish restaurant in Fountain Valley, although you could skip the kebabs (not likely) and make a handsome meal just of salads and sides.
Fat stuffed peppers and grape leaves may be familiar, but possibly not pachanga pastry -- a fried appetizer of cheese and Turkish pastrami wrapped in thin pastry called yufka. The Turkish version of tabouleh is made with wheat and occasionally with quinoa.
Artichoke hearts combined with broad beans were a special one day, along with eggplant kebabs. There's piyaz, a white bean salad with olive oil, tomato, onions and parsley. A creamy carrot salad might seem like something you'd have for Thanksgiving. And how often do you find purslane on a menu? Here, it's mixed with yogurt and garlic for a cold side dish.
Mr. Kebap, 16937 Bushard St., Fountain Valley, (714) 369-2001, mrkebap.com