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...]

Istanbul Street Food – Black & White Series

Well isn't this a coincidence? Today's post is a series of black and white photos from Istanbul. It's not the first time we've done this. And there's the coincidence. On going back to our first Istanbul in Black and White post, it's become apparent that we published it exactly this time last year, … [Read more...]

Turkish Street Food: Tantuni Kebab

For us, the most exciting part of being in Istanbul is the food; mainly the street food. Last year, we couldn't keep away from the deep-fried hamsi at Karaköy fish market, returning on numerous occasions over the few days we were there. When we were back in Fethiye, we drooled at the very thought of … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Ali Nazik Kebab

Whenever we go to a restaurant advertising an Ottoman kitchen, I always have to order Hünkar Beğendi (it's a work of genius) while Barry will usually go for the Ali Nazik. Ali Nazik is an odd one. I've sampled this dish at a few restaurants (read, 'plunged my fork into Barry's meal') and it … [Read more...]