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...

tatlicisi safa

TATLICI SAFA: Oil, Carbs, Sugar, Go!

For a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind when they consider Turkish cuisine is the sweets. This stereotype is certainly rooted...

baklava

What Is? Baklava

cheap, available, and guaranteed to give you a sugar rush, baklava is the most common sweet in Istanbul, though there is some contention about who...

paynir tatlisi

What Is? Peynir Tatlısı

Not common, this treat is generally reserved for special occasions like weddings or birthdays, but can be found on the menu at many restaurants in...

lokum

What Is? Lokum (Turkish Delight)

Often in the shape of small cubes, Turkish delight, or Lokum, was invented more than 200 years ago by the royal confectioner to the Ottoman...