From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010Novices who equate Turkish food with revolving meat spits might be disappointed to find that Mado lacks the tell-tale meat tower. It does, however, remain a true Turkish cafeteria. Anyone who’s spent time in Turkey will find it nearly identical to the slew of canteens tucked away throughout Istanbul, each doling out portions of rice and kuru fasulye, or white bean stew. In those places kebabs are similarly absent. It turns out that Mado isn’t only frequented by Turks, but by DIFC’s myriad lunchers as well. Its popularity is justified. Service is quick (food is served out of steam trays on secondary school-style plastic trays), the portions are massive and the price is en pointe. Plus the food satisfies. Kofta, or Turkish meatballs, are well-seasoned with garlic and parsley, and accompanied with a light tomato sauce and chunks of potato. It would also be a mistake to leave without trying the homemade baklava, which is ethereally light and delightfully dewy, and possibly the best in Dubai.