Thank you for joining us! The delicious food that you tasted on your tasty walking tour Flavours of the Old City in 3 neighborhoods included:
EMINONU – SPICE MARKET
Simit – crispy, circular bread topped with sesame seeds
Bal & kaymak – water buffalo clotted cream and honey
Menemen – scrambled eggs with tomatoes and green pepper
Fındık ezmesi – hazelnut cream paste
Pastırma – dried & cured beef meat
Tulum peyniri – Turkish goat’s milk cheese ripened in a goatskin casing
Ezine peyniri – cows & sheep’s milk white cheese
Beyran soup – spicy lamb and rice soup
Künefe – Dessert of shredded wheat filled with cheese and topped with syrup
BEYAZIT – GRAND BAZAAR
Home-style food – vegetable dishes prepared daily, depending on seasonal availability
Patlıcan dolması – stuffed dried eggplant
Döner kebap – one type of Turkish kebab, made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
Börek – baked cheese, mince or spinach filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo
Kuru fasulye – tomato paste based stewed white beans dish
Boza – fermented millet drink
FATIH – KADINLAR PAZARI
Buryan kebap – Kebab made from whole lambs which have been cooked in pits 2-3 meters underground, slowly for 3-3.5 hours. Pits are closed and sealed with mud. Kurdish specialty.
Perde pilavi – Rice with chicken, onion and peanuts enveloped in a thin layer of dough, topped with almonds. The pilaf has a shape similar to a cake and is then served in slices. In Turkish, perde means ‘curtain’.
Mumbar dolmasi– stuffed intestines with mince, rice, tomato paste, onions and spices
Lahmacun – thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, onions, tomatoes and parsley
Ayran – Turkish salty yogurt drink
Çiğ köfte – spicy bulgur meatballs
We have also included some of the recipes for you to try at home, just click on the links. Have a look at our other tour page here.
Thank you & afiyet olsun! Istanbul On Food team.