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...]

Turkish Food Focus – Devouring Simply Cooked Trout At Yeşil Erciş Alabalık

For our last blog post, we were in Erciş on the northern shores of Lake Van watching the amazing site that is the inci kefal (pearl mullet) attempting to swim upstream for spawning season. For today's post, we're staying in Erciş and it's the same day. We'd taken photos of the fish - lots of … [Read more...]

Doğubeyazıt Köftesi – A Meatball Like No Other

While we were in East Turkey, our hope was to try as many different local foods as possible. In Eskişehir, we were recommended to try their famous Tatar çiğ börek and it didn't take many detective skills to hunt it down. This börek is everywhere! Out of duty to this blog, and out of curiosity, Barry … [Read more...]

Eating In Eskişehir: Çibörek Or Çiğ Börek; It Still Tastes The Same

Before we set off on the first leg of this year's Turkey travels, we asked people on our Facebook page if there was any special food we shouldn't miss while we were in Eskişehir. For us, visiting a new place is as much about the food as it is the scenery. In Izmir, we loved the Turkish street … [Read more...]

Anyone For Tost? Iksirci Tezcan In Fethiye Can Sort You Out

When friends and family come to Fethiye on holiday, routine goes through the window and the kitchen becomes a tad neglected as we grab snacks here and there, en route to their hotels and apartments to meet up with them. Fortunately, in Fethiye, this habit doesn't have to break the bank because there … [Read more...]

Turkish Food Focus: It’s Always Barbecue Season In Kayaköy

This week on the blog, in the run up to the Cultural Connections celebrations between 27th April and 3rd May (post coming up), we're going to do a bit of a focus on that beautiful valley just south of Fethiye; Kayaköy. We've written about Kayaköy on numerous occasions but we hadn't been around the … [Read more...]

It’s Strawberry Season In Fethiye! How Do You Eat Yours?

When is strawberry season in Fethiye? Well, right about now, as it happens. This is also the time of year for the sour foods where erik (unripe plums) start to make an appearance and çağla (unripe almonds) abound on the stalls of the markets around Fethiye - and it's where trays, piled with plump … [Read more...]

Turkish Food Focus – Kokoreç At Çiftlik Market

A couple of weeks ago we decided it was time to get out the comfortable footwear and blow away the the winter cobwebs by walking to Çiftlik from Çalış Beach. And, although aimless wandering is good, we also decided to kill two birds with one stone by making our inaugural visit to Çiftlik Thursday … [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...]

Recreating A Street Food Favourite – Our (Tavuklu) Nohutlu Pilav Recipe

Nohutlu pilav - There's something special about stumbling across street food in Turkey when you're wandering the streets and exploring somewhere new. If you're someone who loves trying different foods, the great thing about Turkish street food is you can be pretty confident you're going to really … [Read more...]