hunkarbegendi

What Is? Hünkar Beğendi

The name of this dish has a story behind it. In 1869, Sultan Abdülaziz invited Empress Eugénie of France to visit Istanbul. In her honor,...

musakka

What Is? Musakka (Moussaka)

Mussakka is essentially just a stew from seasonal vegetables with a tomato base and chick peas or beef for protein. More often with meat in Istanbul,...

imam bayildi

What Is? Imam Bayildi

Not dissimilar from the more famous dish Musakka, which is an eggplant stew, this dish has a bit more texture, and a more appealing presentation....