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What Is? Köfte (meatballs)

Kofte are a traditional staple of the Turkish diet. There are hundreds of different varieties and vary greatly in size and shape. Some are long...

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BORSA: Put Stock In Lunch

Lunch is a serious topic in the bustling side-streets of Sirkeci. Close to Sultanahmet, and stuck on the landward side of the the pedestrian bridge...

Kral Kokorec in Sirkeci Istanbul

KRAL KOKOREÇ: Insides For Your Insides

Kokoreç is a food made from wound, spit-grilled lamb intestines, chopped, fried with onions and spices, and usually stuffed into a half loaf of Turkish...

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What is? Döner

  Döner is not a terribly original idea. Meat on a stick grilled with fire. It is this simplicity which keeps the food a popular...

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What is? Balık Ekmek

The perfect meal. Two fat pieces of fresh, crunchy on the outside chewy on the inside, with a freshly grilled fish fillet inside. Onions, lettuce, maybe a...

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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...