Types of Turkish Kebab – A Kebab Discovery in Turkey

Chef beside large doner kebab meat on rotisserie being cooked by wood in istanbul restaurant kitchen

For most people, thinking about Turkish cuisine generally conjures up in the mind countless images of delicious meaty kebabs. But for the most part, these imaginings are limited to the standard döner kebab and shish kebab that the western world are accustomed to. But in fact, the types of kebab available in Turkey are countless, … Read more

Spice Market

Lane inside istanbul spice bazaar, people walking past shops lining either side and traditional arched ceiling

The Spice Market (also known as the Egyptian Bazaar) is one of the largest markets in the city – and one of the best places for tourists and locals alike to sample and pick up a variety of traditionally Turkish goods. Constructed in 1660 as part of the New Mosque complex, the Spice Market has … Read more

Turkish Ice-Cream (Dondurma)

Cacao, plain and pistachio flavored Turkish ice-cream on plate with knife and fork

I love my baklava, and I love my lokum (Turkish Delight); but, even more, I love Turkish ice cream (or, dondurma, to the locals)! Literally the Turkish word for ‘freezing’, dondurma is the delicious local rendition of ice-cream. A little different to western-style ice-creams, however; Turkish ice cream is sweet, creamy, stretchy and sticky at the same … Read more