Turkish Street Food: Cihan Derya Balık Lokanta

Turkey is well known for its fantastic street food and, in Istanbul, you could probably lay your hands on street food traditional to just about anywhere in Turkey. Whenever we visit Istanbul, one of the highlights of our time there is working our way through the variety on offer, and in October, we … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Celebrating Turşu In Istanbul

People who read this blog a lot will know that we have a bit of a 'thing' for Turkish pickles. Type pickles into our search box on the left and you will see the list of posts we've done in celebration of the tantalising taste of fruit and vegetables preserved in vinegar. Even the thought of it now … [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...]

Fethiye Cheap Eats: Şampiyon Kokoreç

Post number 3 in our Fethiye Cheap Eats series. Remember, we're on the hunt for sit-down-meals in the Fethiye area that come in under 10 lira and so far, we've eaten a rather filling Sundial Burger and any variety of dürüm kebab at Öz Gaziantep. No series about Turkish food would be worth writing … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Honey, Nuts and Kriko

'EL-WAJ-EE, EL-WAJ-EE.' Stick around in any of the Fethiye bars and cafes for only a short amount of time and eventually, you will hear a male voice shouting something resembling that sound. This guy is a Fethiye institution; trundling up and down the harbour, around Fethiye Tuesday market and … [Read more...]

Let’s Hear It For The Döner Kebab!

Turkey is famous for its wide variety of street food and we - along with many other blogs, guidebooks and other travel resources - love to sample and write about all the exciting bread snacks, pastries, seafood, meat, potato and vegetarian snacks that are available throughout the different regions … [Read more...]

The Special Istanbul Taksim Burger

If ever a snack deserves to be given it's own blog post, it's got to be this one. In fact, this is not even Turkish food as it isn't available all over Turkey. As far as we know, you can only get this snack in Istanbul, but it would even be unfair to call it 'Istanbul, Turkish food.' We need to … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Simit

We'd be more than willing to bet that you cannot go to any town or city in Turkey without coming across this famous Turkish street snack - simit (a ring of bread topped with sesame seeds). If you are walking round Fethiye, there is still one guy who walks around shouting 'Simitçi!' (simit seller) … [Read more...]

Fethiye & Turkey Street Food – Kokoreç

We can only speak for the UK here, but you can't beat pulling over at the side for the road for a good meaty snack when the opportunity arises. Usually in Britain, it's someone doing a really good burger from a burger van and you always feel really satisfied after you've eaten it. The second time … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Fethiye Snacks For The Sweet Tooth

We shared a tatlı between us as we walked along Fethiye harbour this afternoon so we're having a rare post on the sweeter side of Turkish cuisine. We're sure tatlı a different, more official name but when they're being sold from the little carts, they're just described as tatlı (sweet). If ever … [Read more...]