Turkish Food

Traditional Turkish Cooking Classes in Istanbul

Cooking Alaturka is located in Sultanahmet area. Eveline Zoutendijk, a Dutch expat...

Are there special versions of this "simit"?

Most traditional way is making simit plane with very simple dough. Then, cover it up...

Where can I eat the best kokorec?

The best kokorec is in the Balikci pazari off of Istiklal Cd. If you are heading down...

What is boza? Is it worth trying?

Boza is a fermented millet drink, with a very low or non-existant alcohol content. It's...

What sorts of shops should I go to to find excellent yogurt?

It depends what kind of yogurt you're looking for. Nearly every bakkal (small...

Looking for some good spicy food. What are some must eats?

Turkish spicy is way different than spicy in the wider world. Compared to indian, thai,...

I love brunch. Where should I go?

If you want a good cheap brunch, head up to Cihangir or Taksim for one of the many...

Have you heard of dondurma? It sounds amazing is it like gelato?

The most famous example of Turkish dondurma is Maras Dondurmasi, which is very chewy...

Where can I find the absolute best baklava in town?

Go to "Gulluoglu" it is located in Karakoy. Very close to the Karakoy ferry dock. (also...

What are the best brunch spots that have the view of Bosphorus?

My vote would be for Emirgan Sutis. You can both try examples of the local cuisine and...

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