Çka Ka Qëllu
For an experience like no other, head to Çka Ka Qëllu located in the Bronx. Owner Ramiz Kukaj was inspired to open his restaurant when his son asked him where he could take his friends for authentic Albanian cuisine. In his research, Ramiz came up empty handed and decided it would become his life’s mission to bring Albanian cuisine and culture to NYC. After years of collecting 18th and 19th century Albanian artifacts to decorate the space, Çka Ka Qëllu is now one of the most unique restaurant/museum experiences in the city.
People In This Episode
Food & Drink In This Episode
Chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red pepper, shredded feta in olive oil & vinegar
Layers of crepe-like baked dough
Albanian style cornbread
Albanian traditional baked veal dumplings served in Tava dish
Soup style traditional dish with simmering white beans, onions, slowly cooked in meat
Combination of qebapa, qofte, sausage, chicken & veal lungs
About the Region
Ramiz immigrated to the United States from Kosovo and is proud to be bringing Albanian food and culture to NYC.
Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt
Host: Danielle Lehman
Produced by: Oliver J. Hughes