Eating Istanbul Style

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If you’re looking for the ideal holiday destination, look no further than Istanbul, Turkey. Known for many incredible attractions such as the Blue Mosque, and the Hagia Sofia, you might not realize the delicious food on offer around the city.

Here are 5 dishes to eat and where to eat them during your stay:

Cag Kebabi-Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebabi Sehzade Erzurum

The Cag Kebabi restaurant is known for their cag kebab. This is a kebab that is cooked on a horizontal spit so that the meat that is sliced off is crisp on one side, and tender on the other.

Kokorec-Kral Kokoreç

The Kral Kokoreç street food stall specializes in kokorec, which consists of lamb internal organs that are wrapped in lamb intestines and roasted.

Turkish Coffee- Mandabatmaz

When in Turkey, you obviously have to drink Turkish coffee. A good place to do this is at Mandabatmaz, off Istiklal Street, where the coffee is thick and rich.

Breakfast-Lades Menemen

Breakfast in Turkey is delicious. Choose from scrambled eggs done Turkish style (menemen), pickles, olives, cream, cheese, and bread for an awesome start to the day.

Black Sea Salmon-Balıkçı Lokantası

This family restaurant serves what is probably the world’s most delicious braised black sea salmon with onions and olive oil.