Lunching On Eel At Çeri Restaurant – Lake Bafa Nature Park

We were on a road trip around the southwest corner of Turkey. Having left the pretty town of Selçuk, we decided to head back to Fethiye via the longer route mainly because we wanted to witness Lake Bafa for ourselves. It was never going to be a long stay around the lake – just a […]

Şehzade Cağ Kebabı – Happy Memories Of The East In Istanbul

Food that’s memorable for all the right reasons; it’s a matter of opinion, of personal experience. For us, our happiest foodie moments in Turkey are ones where the dish is simple, full of flavour, a texture that marries with the food we’re eating…and it’s often a dish that gives you a happy glow, either because […]

Seafood Meze At Denizatı Restaurant – Easy On The Bread!

This is a post for seafood lovers everywhere. Turkish meze is, for us, the best way to eat – small portions, some of which arrive to the table over a period of time so as not to fill you up too quickly. Leisurely dining at its best, where food, conversation – and often alcohol, too – blend together to […]

Kuru Fasulye – Süleymaniye Is Where It’s At

Istanbul and food and Istanbul and food and… Yeah, as well as the ridiculous array of sightseeing to be done in Istanbul, food is also what makes visits to the city so memorable for us. It’s not that we can’t get some of these foods in Fethiye, it’s just, well, the setting and the history […]

Karaağaç Black Tree Farm & Cottages – Spit Roasted Lamb For Dinner

(The following post is a fun, tongue-in-cheek affair and we had a great day out, thanks to being driven up there by Mr Osman. Oh yeah, and we did check with him first before we published photos of him on our blog. Oh yeah, and we’re sure he must have done a stint turning the […]

Şato Piliç (Chateaux Chicken) – A Taste Of Hatay In Fethiye

Today’s blog post is about adding a favourite dish to the blog that we’ve been meaning to add for a long time. Over the years, we’ve made no secret of the fact that we enjoy eating our way through the menu of Hatay cuisine at Mozaik Bahçe Restaurant in Fethiye. Most recently, we finally got […]

Turkish Food – Famously Eating Our Way Through Patnos, Ağrı

Most of our overnight stays in eastern Turkey were spent in our friend’s apartment in Patnos where she teaches. Amazingly, we don’t have a single photo of Patnos itself – it’s a small town, no landmarks to speak of, and as soon as we set foot off the bus from Erzurum, you could almost feel […]

Kayseri Mantısı – Relishing A Famous Turkish Food In The Heart Of Ankara

In a few weeks, we’ll have been writing this blog for four years…and it’s taken until now to write about a Turkish national favourite dish: Mantı. How’s that happened? That’s how life works out sometimes. And also, while we were in Ankara in May, we ate one of the best servings of mantı we’ve ever […]

Ankara: Yet Again In Turkey, Turkish Food Lifts The Spirits

Turkish food of almost all varieties is much loved by us – it’s just that sometimes it tastes better because of the circumstances we find ourselves in (remember when we were rescued by köfte in Istanbul?). You see, we were in a bit of a predicament when we were in Ankara in May of this […]

Turkish Food Focus: An Eskişehir Brunch Of Köfte & Piyaz

Us: Günaydın. Köfte var mı? (Good morning. Have you got köfte?) The waiter turns away from us and shouts towards an unseen kitchen. Waiter: Serkan, köfte hazır mı? (Serkan, is the köfte ready?) Serkan: Hazır, hazır. (It’s ready.) The waiter turns to us and informs us that the köfte is prepared and we can go […]