Archive for the ‘12: Istanbul’ Category

July 7, 2011 0

Asitane (Istanbul: Edirnekapı)

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Asitane is a fine dining restaurant specialized in recreating authentic Ottoman cuisine. The restaurant’s location is quite out of the way. It’s right next to the amazing Chora Church (Kariye Camii) which is located at a working class neighbourhood. Clearly the restaurant is aim for tourists as it seems so out of place from the […]

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July 7, 2011 0

Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim usta (Istanbul: Sultanahmet)

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Another good eat near the touristy area is this famous place called Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim usta that’s opened since the 1920s. Beware however, there’s a place few shops down that has very similar name, and we almost got fooled. Locates very close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern, this is the perfect […]

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July 6, 2011 0

Balikci Sabahattin (Istanbul: Sultanahmet)

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The old town of Istanbul is very charming and atomspheric but it’s known to be a desert of good food because it’s very touristy. Tourist traps are everywhere so locals hardly cross over to dine here except for few places, one of which is Balikci Sabahatin, a seafood restaurant open since 1945. It’s situated in […]

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July 6, 2011 0

Turkish food Overview

By in 12: Istanbul, Travel

Prior to the trip I didn’t know much about Turkish food since there aren’t much Turkish restaurants here in Los Angeles. Due to the expansion of the Ottoman Empire in history, there are lots of culinary crossovers with the Balkins, Middle East and the Caucasus so a lot of the dishes and flavors tasted familiar. Basically […]

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