tavuksultansarma

What Is? Tavuk Sultan Sarma

Cuisine was extraordinarily important in the Ottoman Empire. The Topkapı Palace kitchens, called Matbah-ı Hümayun or Matbah-ıAmire, had hundreds of cooks preparing good daily meals...

Pide at Tan Tas Firin in Sirkeci, Istanbul

TAN TAŞ FIRIN

Tan pide may lack the ethereal glow of a mountain sunrise, but it does have a stone oven and and pide, which makes the name...

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...