1. Dolma Köfte
What is this : Stuffed meatballs/ Vegetarian dish. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic.
Where to eat: Burc Ocakbasi
Address: Parçacılar Sk No:12, Kapalı Çarşı, 34200 Istanbul (side alley in Grand Bazaar)
Phone: +90 212 5271516
2. Doner kebab/ Shawarma
Where to eat: Sultanahmet Buhara Kebab House
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi, Nur-u Osmaniye Caddesi, No: 7, Istanbul 34440, Turkey (Sultanahmet)
Phone: +90 212 513 7799
What's special: (seasonal) only Autumn and Winter
Price: start from TL6.
Price: 1.50 TL.
What's special: It contains orchid root extract, thus, the chewy and stringy texture. The sellers will play tricks on customers when serving those ice creams.
Where to eat: Kumpir Sokak (Baked Potato Street) in Ortaköy
Price: 7-8 TL.
7. Kestane Kebap
Where to eat: Grand Bazaar
Price: 3 Lr for 100 gr.
8. Boiled and Roasted corn on the cob
Where to eat: along Eminonu Pier
Price: 1 TL
What is special: The taste and texture -- so close yet so far to a western bagel
Price: 0.75 TL
Where to eat: Hafiz Mustafa 1864.
Address: Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye Cad. No:84 Bahçekapı Eminönü, 34080, Turkey
Phone:+90 212 513 3610
11. Turkish delight
Where to eat: Grand Bazaar or Hafiz Mustafa 1864
Where to eat: Hafiz Mustafa 1864
13. Balık ekmek
Where to eat: The boats along Eminonu Pier.
Price: 5 TL
14. Turkish Coffee
What is special: Very strong, fragrant and bitter. Note that this coffee is unfiltered, and it is shimmered, not boiled. Try an authentic one without sugar!
15. Turkish Tea
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This post is based on my opinion and personal experience.
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