adana durum

What Is? Adana Kebap

Adana kebap is a long, hand-minced meat kebap mounted on a wide iron skewer and grilled on an open mangal  (grill.)  It is named after...

kofte at lezzet-i sark

LEZZET-İ ŞARK: Feast From The East

Lezzet-i Şark (Delicious East) is a small lunch place on the back side of the Egyptian Bazaar near Ocakbaşı restaurant.  On a tip from a...

sehzade cag kebap

ŞEHZADE: 14+3=19

In the small district known as Hoca Paşa in Sirkeci sits a mosque, an diverse selection of eateries, and lots of Turks. One of those...

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...

hocapasa_outside

What Is? Hoca Paşa Street

No visit to Sirkeci, or Istanbul that matter, is complete without a visit to  Hoca Paşa street. The Hoca Paşa Kultur Merkezi (Hodja Pasha Cultural...