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Monday, 14 May 2012

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Jess

Good post! I'll be heading to the Mediterranean in a couple days and visiting Istanbul next week. The photos from the two restaurants look appealing! What are the prices for your plates?

Lynnea

=) I love that el guapo knows just where to go for his morning breakfast =)

Kirk

Hi Jess - Sultan Kosesi is pretty reasonable for the area. Mozaik was fairly pricey, everything over 15TRY - over $8US. Still cheaper than most of Europe. I'd like to recommend Kara Mehmet Kebab Salonu in the Grand Bazaar, it was probably our best meal in Istanbul. Look for Cebeci Han in the Grand Bazaar:

Cebeci Han No: 92, Grand Bazaar

Here's a good post:
http://istanbuleats.com/2009/07/the-grand-bazaar-come-for-the-shopping-stay-for-the-food/

Kirk

He sure does Lynnea!

ed (from Yuma)

Loved the post. Interesting to see Hagia Sophia being restored. Really nothing like those two opposite each other.

Kirk

Hey.Ed - Hagia Sofia was without a doubt one of the high liters of our trip.

kat

great post, thanks for sharing!

Kirk

Thanks for reading Kat!

Christina C

We went to Istanbul and Cappadocia a little over a year ago and I agree the Hagia Sofia, there really are no words or maybe just too many. Walking up the ramps with the stones, you get the age of the structure, the mosaics, the massive size, it's breathtaking.

Eating on our travels is one of my all time favorite things, but i will say, Turkey is the first country I got a bit burned out on the food. I think it is b/c all the meat seemed to have the same spice in it. We tried everything and even went on a tour with a local through the food markets, but by the end of the trip, ugh, palette was blown. In Cappadocia I remember doing something I never do, which is look for just a burger. We found a place, totally excited, only to realize that the burger was just another ground meat patty with the same ubiquitous spices on a hamburger bun. Oh well, that's what the Raki is for right?

Kirk

Hi Christina - I'm sure there's more to the food than what we had.....we just have to find it!

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