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...

Terkib-i Ceşidiye

What Is? Terkib-i Ceşidiye

The sweet-and-sour flavor of this dish, popular in the 15th century, comes from apricots, prunes, apples, and almonds. Its most important ingredient, however, was musk,...

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,...

tavuk sultan sarma

What is? Ottoman Food

Red meats like mutton, lamb and veal, seasoned with tomato paste, onions and garlic, were cooked for a long time over a slow fire ....