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...

omlette at lak lak

LAK LAK: I Do Like Them Sam-I-Am

What Lak Lak lacks in charm, it makes up for in breakfast. A tiny restaurant along the tramway that leads from Eminonu to Sultanahmet, this...

mericmek corba

What Is? Mercimek Çorba

Lentil soup can be made with many different ingredients including potato, onion, tomato, and tomato paste, and is then finished with fresh lemon juice. Available...

sucuk

What is? Sucuk

Sucuk is a cased dried sausage product, often seasoned with garlic and red pepper flakes. The prices and quality of sucuk vary to a great...

durme

What Is? Dürme

Dürme if not often served in Istanbul, but is common on the beachs of the Agean Coast. Thin bread is folded with nuts, honey, and...

menemen

What is? Menemen

Menemen, or melemen in some parts of Turkey, is a dish made from stewed tomatoes and peppers, mixed with egg, and then taken away from...

turkish bread

What Is? Ekmek

There is strong evidence that the first domesticated wheat was sow and harvested in the Eastern Anatolian part of what is today Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan,...