is çiğ köfte really banned?

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Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

Post by turkeytom » Tue May 01, 2012 5:12 pm

That's the koefte that looks like you smooshed it by making a fist around it?
Yes. Indeed, most ground meat dishes come in forms inimical to positive image... :?

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Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

Post by SwampeastMike » Tue May 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Then I have had it more than once--very spicy. A Turkish friend said, "Don't try that--you won't like it." I did like it but it was kind of hard to keep him out of the plate ;)

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Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

Post by SwampeastMike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:54 pm

You can definitely get the real Çiğ Köfte in Bursa. Delicious although beyond the "raw meat thing" you must have an affinity for extremely spicy food. Ayran (the extremely popular Turkish yoghurt/water drink) is a perfect accompaniment.

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Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

Post by louis.herman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:02 pm

update: i found the real one for sale in an Armenian deli in Kadikoy called Milka on Moda Caddesi.

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Re: is çiğ köfte really banned?

Post by AT03 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:12 pm

I had çiğ köfte made with bulgar and it was delicious. I am also not a fan of raw meat, so the spicy bulgar version wrapped in lettuce leaves was fine with me. It was one of my favorite things to eat in Turkey. I bought it from the same guy so many times he told me I was turning into a real Turk.


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