Dalyan Restaurants – Meze Makes A Meal Special

So, we got from Fethiye to Dalyan by bus. We've told you what we thought about Hotel Konak Melsa; the place where we stayed. But our whole reason for being in Dalyan was just so we could experience Dalyan at night. We were curious. And we wanted it to be good. We wanted a meal by the river, … [Read more...]

East Turkey Road Trip Part 6 – To Kars And (Almost) Back Again

In our two days on the road in the east of Turkey we'd seen so much, observed so much, realised a couple of ambitions - it was all bordering on the overwhelming; just amazing - and now it was time to head to Kars to get some food before driving back to Patnos. Let's recap where we've been and what … [Read more...]

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 round to … [Read more...]

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 the … [Read more...]

What To Do With Lavash Bread – Our Latest Indulgence From Our Local Bakery

Back in February 2013, we wrote a blog post about the treats of our local bakery. Our local bakery has changed hands many times - it's difficult for them to make enough money - but the recent owners are hanging on in there. We always try to support our local businesses anyway, but our bakery … [Read more...]

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 … [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: Learning To Love Turkish Desserts – Kalburabastı

We love food; that's a given. We'll try anything put before us...but for some reason, acquiring a sweet tooth is something that is proving difficult and, when you live in a country like Turkey, it gets a bit frustrating. We don't want to sit and get fat, eating Turkish desserts all day long - but it … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Turkish Food Focus: Sampling Ayran Aşı in Erciş, Van

In last week's Turkish Food Focus, we took you back to the Van region with us, to Erciş, and we indulged in some very tasty, buttery trout, cooked in three different ways. All of this happened at Yeşil Erciş Alabalık, an eatery we went to after watching Van Lake's unique inci kefal (pearl … [Read more...]