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MR. KEBAB: Slovakian Kebab Arrives

Turkey has a long tradition of exporting its fast foods to Europe. The döner, the lahmacun, and others have joined the trek westward along with...

midye dolma

What Is? Midye Dolma

When tasting this Istanbul street-food delicacy, TV personality and famous culinary mind Anthony Bourdain obdurately commented “Nothing i like better then unlicensed seafood of indeterminate...

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BOLULU HASAN USTA: Short & Sweet

This small sweet shop near Sirkeci train station offers a wide variety of desserts including sutlaç (rice pudding), kadayıf (shredded wheat with layered cheese) and...

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ALİ USTA ÇİĞ KÖFTECİ: Raw Diet

For those readers who are not familiar with çiğ köfte (raw meatball), it is a fairly simple food made from cracked wheat mixed with raw...

Adana kebap at Ocak Basi

OCAKBAŞI – Stand At The Grill

On a recent, rainy, trek around Sirkeci, I spotted this tiny little durum and kebap grill stationed on the road which runs perpendicular to the...

Kral Kokorec in Sirkeci Istanbul

KRAL KOKOREÇ: Insides For Your Insides

Kokoreç is a food made from wound, spit-grilled lamb intestines, chopped, fried with onions and spices, and usually stuffed into a half loaf of Turkish...