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With most Istanbul sightseeing spots only open from 09:00 till 17:00, you of course want to make most of the day and not waste any time by having a timely lunch. Luckily, eating on the street is very much a part of local life. You can’t walk from corner to corner on a street, cross […]

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The Turkish national dish is undoubtedly the kebap. Kebap refers to a variety of meat dishes, consisting of grilled or broiled meats (usually lamb or beef) on a skewer or stick. The word kabab is ultimately from Arabic and originally meant fried meat, not grilled meat. Only in the Turkish period, did kebap gain its […]

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Köfte is commonly translated as meatballs – but this is selling the Turkish versions a bit short. It is believed that there are 291 different kinds of meatballs (köfte) in Turkey. However, originally meatballs came from Iran. They called a mixture of vegetables and eggs covered with meat küfte. Once the Turks got their hands […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite restaurants in the modern part of Istanbul are located. The following restaurants (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: Nevizade Restaurant Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the restaurant. With the arrows on the top left-hand side […]

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The map below shows you where my favorite restaurants in the historical part of Istanbul are located. The following restaurants (in alphabetical order) can be found on it: Hamdi Meat Restaurant Mozaik Restaurant Rumeli Café & Restaurant Sultanahmet Köftecisi Just click on the corresponding icon on the map below to see more information about the […]

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