Babzen Kebab – A Welcome Sight In Çalış

It was late winter and we were walking down the street into Çalış, one day. As we turned the corner and peered over the wall that was once Lokal, we saw a few guys in discussion. A shout of hello and a guy we've known for some time came running over. It was owner of King's Garden Restaurant, Salih. … [Read more...]

Dining On Classic Turkish Cuisine At Boğaziçi Restaurant, Fethiye

Every town has them. Those places that make you feel safe and comfortable because it just feels like they've been around forever. Hello Büfe along Fethiye harbour is one such place - it'd be a travesty if it ever wasn't there. And another place, just a smidge further along the harbour is Boğaziçi … [Read more...]

Return To Paşa Kebap – It Had To Happen Sometime

You fancied a pide, you went to Paşa Kebap. You wanted lahmacun, you went to Paşa Kebap. You wanted a takeaway - or even delivery service - you went to Paşa Kebap. This was back in the late '90s. A time when eateries in Fethiye weren't nearly as abundant as they are now and what we had were just a … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

Çalış Kebabs & Dürüm – A Favourite Fethiye Kebab Haunt

"When we eat out, where would you say we go most?" "If we're in Fethiye, Popeye's boat or the kebab place if we're in Çalış." "Yeah, I think that, too...so why have we never written about the kebab place in Çalış?" This was a little conversation between me and Barry a short while back - and … [Read more...]

Dürüm At Mozaik Bahçe In Fethiye – What Took Us So Long?

We know we've written about Mozaik Bahçe restaurant in Fethiye on numerous occasions - but we've felt the urge to do another post today. This is because, over the years, we've munched our way through quite a hefty proportion of the menu. I just love their chicken şiş, Barry the lamb, but we often … [Read more...]

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 year. A … [Read more...]

Turkish Food Focus: Falling In Love With The Döner Kebab – Again & Again…

We know there's so much more to Turkish cuisine than the döner kebab (there's more than enough evidence of that throughout this blog). And we know there are lots of different street foods available throughout the country to tantalise our taste buds. Tantuni kebab springs to mind, nohutlu pilav, … [Read more...]

Turkish Food Focus: Tepsi Kebab

It's Friday again so it's time for another Turkish food photo. Actually, we've decided to change the name of this weekly series to Turkish Food Focus because our first two posts in this section, the Izmir gevrek simit mystery and nohutlu pilav, contained more than one photo. Future posts are likely … [Read more...]

Turkish Street Food – We’ve Discovered Izmir Söğüş And It’s A Winner!

Exploration of a new city on foot is our preferred mode of transport - if the city lends itself to it, that is. Izmir is perfect for wandering around as most of the areas we want to see are relatively close together, centred around the coast and, therefore, it's flat. So, we've walked with purpose … [Read more...]