carpets at Dosim

DÖSİM: Carpets and Stuff

This blog is, of course, mainly about eating and drinking in Sirkeci, but sometimes you need to take a between meal break, and maybe do...

manti at cafe mese

CAFE MESE: And A Messy Shirt

The newest addition to the diverse culinary choices of Sirkeci, Istanbul, Cafe Mese is an elegantly designed and sparkling fresh little restaurant and coffee shop...

recep usta

RECEP USTA: Street Sweets

The Recep Usta sweets cart in is usually found somewhere in the shopping district up the hill from the Spice Bazaar, though the mobile status...

Seferceliye

PAŞAZADE: Ottoman Inertia

Prepare yourself for a different kind of experience if you decide to sample the fares of this classical Ottoman style restaurant. This is not like...

virginia angus

VIRGINIA ANGUS

Along the back alleys behind the Rüstem Paşa mosque, among the dark crowded passageways where everything is sold in bulk from blank DVDs to stuffed...

Duck with roka salad at Can Oba

CAN OBA: Yes We Can!

If you ask me how I choose restaurants to try, I probably can’t give a succinct answer. It is a combination of many variables which entice a...