borek pastry at konyali

What is? Börek (filo-pastry)

  Börek is a traditional food which probably originated in East Europe and came to Turkey with the Ottomans. It is made by rolling out...

hoca pasa pidecisi

What Is? Pide (Turkish flatbread)

Pide and its various varieties are wide spread through Turkey and are established as an important food. The base is a flat-bread of a similar...

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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...

turkish breakfast

What is? Kahvaltı (breakfast)

Turkish breakfast is often diverse and consists of several different foods eaten together with çay (tea) and before kahve (coffee) at the end of the...

tea

What is? Çay (Turkish tea)

The most traditional, and most often consumed beverage in Turkey, Çay is a staple upon which the Turkish societal system functions. Often used as an excuse for...