Foodie ex­pe­ri­ences

Signature Travel & Lifestyle - - Destination Turkey -

Turk­ish cui­sine is one delight af­ter another. From street food to multi-course feasts, there is plenty to choose from. Turk­ish break­fast: Ditch the ba­con and eggs and en­joy the tra­di­tional smor­gas­bord of bread, but­ter, jam, honey, toma­toes, cu­cum­ber, cheese, olives and hard-boiled eggs, washed down with plenty of tea. Fish sand­wiches: Known as balık ek­mek, these are a tra­di­tional treat in Is­tan­bul. Pick one up near the Galata bridge. His­toric din­ing: The sump­tu­ous cui­sine of the Ot­toman Em­pire con­tin­ues at Asi­tane Restau­rant, nes­tled in Is­tan­bul’s richly his­toric Edirnekapi area. Guided by a ‘Food Ar­chae­ol­o­gist’, this kitchen prides it­self on its ab­so­lute ac­cu­racy in the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of tra­di­tional dishes. Ke­bap: For­get the late-night lard fest you know as ke­bab: in Turkey, ke­bap is al­ways crisp on the out­side, ten­der on the in­side. You’ll soon see why it’s the coun­try’s favourite snack.

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