Planning a food itinary...7 days in Istanbul.

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tand
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Planning a food itinary...7 days in Istanbul.

Post by tand » Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:28 am

Hi,

I am a pretty serious foodie. I just love food.
Turkish Cuisine has a pretty big reputation and Istanbul is like the center of it all.
I am curious about trukish food..because people say it's belongs with the world's top 3 cuisines like French and Chinese.
That's pretty high company and frankly I can't wait to try it out.

I am pretty familiar with turkish cuisine. I have been to alanya. I was not really impressed there. There was some seasfood restaurants...but they were the same as elsewhere in the world.
Mostly I ate kebabs there. But I know there is more to turkish cuisine than just kebabs. Is the real turkish cuisne aka the ottoman's cuisine?
Mezes is cold appetizers right?
I tried the icecream..but it wan;t really my taste. The cakes and bakeries on the otherhand are awesome. And I can't wait to try.

Well I have read your diverse posts here. Places that are must visits I think are:
Beyti:the best restaurant with regards to meat? Is this a kebabplace?
Kanaat:Is this a ottoman cuisine restaurant?
Develi:Also a otoman cuisne restaurant

Any more restaurants that you can recommend? Or foods that I shoudl try?
And for seafood? Any recommendations? What should I expect as a price?


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Re: Planning a food itinary...7 days in Istanbul.

Post by suppiluliuma » Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:10 pm

tand wrote:Hi,

...
Well I have read your diverse posts here. Places that are must visits I think are:
Beyti:the best restaurant with regards to meat? Is this a kebabplace?
Kanaat:Is this a ottoman cuisine restaurant?
Develi:Also a otoman cuisne restaurant

Any more restaurants that you can recommend? Or foods that I shoudl try?
And for seafood? Any recommendations? What should I expect as a price?
Beyti and Develi are both kebap restaurants, but among top 10.
Kanaat is a very nice place for traditional Turkish cuisine.
I can recommend "Hacı Abdullah" at Beyoglu. And "Saray" for Turkish sweets and pastry. "Konyali" may be another good choice for traditional Turkish cuisine.
"Inci" is a historical patisserie famous with "profiterol", a sweet with a special pastry balls covered by a chockolate cream.
"Gulluoglu" is the most famous chain of "baklava" and "Mado" is the most famous chain of traditional Turkish "Maras" ice cream.
"Karafirin" in Sarıyer is the specialist of best Blacksea region "pides" I know.

There are many others, I'm sure you can find the reliable information from Tom in the TTP site.

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Post by tand » Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:31 pm

What's difference between a kebap and a traditional cuisine restaurant?

Kebab specialises in meatdiashes like a steakhouse?
And traditional ottoman cuisine is the regular food? What kind of food should you recommend? Is this the pl;ace for mezes?

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Post by suppiluliuma » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:02 pm

tand wrote:What's difference between a kebap and a traditional cuisine restaurant?

Kebab specialises in meatdiashes like a steakhouse?
And traditional ottoman cuisine is the regular food? What kind of food should you recommend? Is this the pl;ace for mezes?
Yes, like steakhouse...of course kebab houses are traditional but Ottoman cuisine is different. Mixture of vegetables, meat and pastry with delicious sauces. It's difficult to explain, art of cooking, you must try yourself. :P

You can taste good mezes where alcohol is available and they're mostly kebab houses.
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Re: Planning a food itinary...7 days in Istanbul.

Post by Yentakvetch » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:42 am

Take the Istanbul Eats tour if you want to taste a little of everything. It was a highlight of my recent trip.


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