Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Food and Drink In Istanbul, Turkey

Now this is just a small selection of the food that you can sample on your stay in Istanbul, would have loved to had the time to have more!

A simple, traditional Turkish breakfast of fresh bread, soft boiled egg, salami, white cheese, tomato, cucumber, olives, olive paste, jam, honey, chocolate spread.  A very good way to start the day.

A glass of local wine, always goes down well.

A good way to start an evening meal is with a fresh, seasonal salad, a mezze of coleslaw, stuffed vine leaves (dolma), stuffed peppers (dolma), yoghurt with cucumber and garlic (cacık), aubergine with tomatoes (patlican salatası), humus, green beans in olive oil and hot pepper dip (acılı ezme) and a basket of fresh bread.

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For main course İskender kebab, thinly sliced grilled lamb, on a bed of pita bread, covered with a tomato sauce and drizzled with sheep butter and a portion of plain yoghurt.

I know that this is not typically Turkish but after a hard day walking around the sights, a fix of coffee, chocolate and caramel was needed!

While you are walking around Istanbul a few hot, roasted, chestnuts would not be a bad thing,

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or some Turkish delight,

or some dried fruit and nuts,

and a pot of çay (tea), is always a good thing to have while you sit watching the world go by.

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