Theo-man A.

Papa Theo-man's Healthy Turkish Food

Theo-man A. from Hong Kong


About the kitchen

My cuisine is based on Turkish home cooking with modernised recipes. My food is mostly what I have learned from my mother and from my instructors in school.

Every dish on the menu is to share. We have two kids (3,5 and 5), they will be around until 8-8:30 pm. Guests can bring their own drinks. Bring containers and take all leftovers home!

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  1. NameTheo-man A.
  2. LocationHong KongFortress Hill
  3. LanguagesEnglish, Turkish
  1. GuestsMaximum 10
  2. MealsDinner
  3. House rulesNo smoking. Dinner ends at 10:30 PM. We have two kids and a small puppy. Kids go to bed around 8 and our puppy won't come to the dining area. They all behave very well. :)
  1. Bio

    Why the name Papa Theo-man? Because I will only serve you food that is good enough for my two sons to eat!

    I am from Turkey! The land of great food and amazing home dinners! I studied Tourism and Hotel Management and worked in Service Industry for more than 20 years!

    I never worked in a professional kitchen but I managed few restaurants and F&B outlets in Turkey. I worked in Thailand, Dubai, Australia and China as well.

    Cooking is biggest passion and hobby of my life. I have been cooking for myself, friends and my family for many years. I pride myself in making everything by myself and from scratch; even the beef stock and tomato sauce that goes on top of your meatballs is personally made by me.

    Two years ago I started home cook business in China and now I moved to Hong Kong! It's time to invite Hong Kong to my dining table!

    Whatever I cook for you, rest assured that it will taste authentically and have you coming back for more!

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Kin L.

The menu contains lots of vegetables, often mixed with olive oil and cheese/ yogurt. The taste is fresh and simple (i.e. no strong spice or thick source) and delicious. The lentil broth has a deep beef flavor, which I consider a highlight. The food does not use too much oil or salt or sugar. It has truly homemade feel, though it is at the same time quite delicious and made with care.

Donna K.

Theo was very accommodating. It was a last minute booking and yet he was able to whip up a gorgeous meal for us.
Lots of leftovers and took some home for the family member that couldn't make it.

Ashni S.

My friends and I had an amazing time at Papa Theo's place last night.

The food was delicious. I am vegan and my friends are vegetarian. He was able to cater for all of us, and made an effort to source special vegan Turkish bread (with homemade bread including dairy for the vegetarians) and made an amazing vegan dessert (in addition to his Turkish/African dessert - Kunefe - for the others).

Everything tasted really fresh and great quality. My favourites were the babaganoush (lovely smoky charred taste), the okra (sometimes can be slimy but his were perfect), the mini peppers (not had these before) and the green bean main (lovely natural sweetness and rich flavour in sauce). Oh and of course the dessert.

He threw in a lovely bottle of Turkish white wine too.

He was very hospitable, his kids were around at the start - quite playful! We enjoyed talking to him and learning about the dishes and his background. And he is super fast to respond to messages. Will be back again.

Molly L.

My friends and I had a great meal at Papa Theo-Man's home.The food was pre-set when we had arrived. We were beyond satisfied with the portions and variety. In fact, I'm still craving two of the salads! Bread was amazing - entire meal spectacular.

Elise L.

Lovely Turkish night! This was my first time using Plate Culture and we had the change the date after booking but Theo was very relaxed and accommodating. Food was excellent and obviously made with love. It was delicious and healthy generous portions. Normally takes party of 4 but check with the chef if he will take a smaller group. Thanks Theo!

Holly M.

Wonderful food and warm host. The boys are wonderful little hosts too and my two boys aged 1 and 3 had a blast. Remember to pace yourself - we got full from the delicious appetizers alone!

Karl F.

I wrote how wonderful and delicious the Turkish food is at Papa Theoman's before and I am happy to say it has hit the same excellent standard he set last time. The food stands apart in Hong Kong, apart from being the best Turkish food you will ever try outside of Turkey, it is among the best food in Hong Kong. Natural ingredients, either sourced from local farms or imported from Turkey. Everything is subtle and cooked to perfection. Eating with Theo is a really comfortable and fun. He is a great host and you will learn a lot about the food, how it's cooked and even where and how to source top quality affordable ingredients in Hong Kong. Everything about this meal was delightful and relaxing. My only regret is I don't dine with Theoman more often. Thank you for a great evening.

Aurange C.

Hearty food. The Roasted Chicken is juicy inside while the skin is thin and crispy~ The Kunefe is probably the best I have ever tried, while the original version is usually over-sweet and over-damped, papa Theo adds his home made syrup right at the table. Remember to bring a big food box, to ensure no food is left behind~~

Cass L.

It was my first PC meal and it was a wonderful experience! The chef's home was clean and cozy. Food was served on time and every dish was well introduced. Will definitely go back again!

Steeven H.

One of best food experience in ages! We had such a great evening at Papa Teo with our friends. Teo is very professional and he welcomed us with Turkish sparkling winebubb and a pleasant detailed introduction of every dishes. Teo is putting lot of attention to select fresh products and prepare divine food. Every bite was an experience and made us feel like we were in Turkey. Important to be noted our host was able to accomodate various dietary requirements (vegeterian and pregnant woman) without any problem.
We will definitely come back and strongly recommend all our friends to have a Dinner or Breakfast at Chef Papa Teo's table!

Jane W.

Theo was a charming host, the food was absolutely delicious - very authentic Turkish cuisine, and extremely generous portions. The inclusion of an exquisite bottle of sparkling rose (Turkish) to start was a much appreciated bonus. Theo's family was utterly charming too, and very welcoming to the 4 children in our party. All-in-all a thoroughlyrelaxing and enjoyable evening for our party of 8 - Thanks Theo, we hope to return soon!

Liu-Cumming H.

We have eaten with Theo many times now with various groups of friends and it is always an absolute pleasure going round Theo's. Food is amazing, Theo is an excellent host and I highly recommend him to anyone.

Gavin C.

As usual, Theo's cooking was sublime and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable, would recommend to anyone seeking genuine Turkish food and hospitality In Hong Kong.

Stuart F.

Great authentic Turkish food - we all really enjoyed the evening! Our host was incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable about the food we were served, all of which was incredibly tasty.

Would certainly recommend you try it, you won't regret it!

Sandy T.

Wonderful host and fantastic food! My family love the chicken and rice the most but the veggie dishes are not to be missed!! The dessert (both Turkish delight and kune is sooo good!! We at first thought it will be too sweet but it is just right! The chef is very nice and helpful especially with our special dietary requirements! We are lucky to try a prawn dish that is off the menu!!