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Besiktas Fish Market

Besiktas Fish Market May 27, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I had started writing a new series about the markets of Istanbul. In that article I had already briefly touched upon the Beşiktaş Fish Market. This is a tiny little fish bazaar, in the middle of the commercial Beşiktaş. The fish market of Besiktas is pretty concise, but you can still find fresh...

Bahadoer – Bozok in The Kitchen This Weekend

Bahadoer – Bozok in The Kitchen This Weekend May 15, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food | Read More
Recall that this weekend Istanbul’s Boutique Restaurant Mimolett (with aspirations for Michelin Stars) is hosting Chef Bahadoer. Together with the managing owner Murat Bozok (of Mimolett), Chef Bahadoer is cooking for the guests of Mimolett. Michelin Star Chef Soenil Bahadoer I have my hands on...

Up for Van Style Breakfast?

Up for Van Style Breakfast? May 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Van is a city in the eastern side of Turkey, almost next to the Turkish border on the East. It is a beautiful city situated on a plain that extends out from the Lake of Van. The beauty of Van and its surroundings make into many Turkish and international proverbs. It is known as the “Pearl of the...

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul

Michelin Star CHEF SOENIL BAHADOER in Istanbul May 3, 2011 | Events, Five Star, Food, What's New | Read More
Istanbul’s gastronomic boutique restaurant Mimolett (also one of this author’s favorites), is putting its finger on a fabolous event this week. Mimolett is going to host Michelin Star Chef SoenilBahadoer – the chef owner of famous 1 Michelin Star Restaurant De Lindehof in Netherlands-on...

A hidden chalet…

April 20, 2011 | Food | Read More
Saklı Köşk is a cute restaurant / Cafe & Bar that is located in the Moda district of Kadıköy. Saklı Köşk is translated into English as a “hidden chalet”; however the location itself is not much hidden. Saklı Köşk is located right on the sidetracks of  the nostalgic tram in...

All Sports Cafe: find new neighbors, fellow loyal locals

All Sports Cafe: find new neighbors, fellow loyal locals April 14, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
All Sports Cafe is a two branch local cafe in Istanbul. Branches are located in Etiler and in Nisantasi. Both branches are cozy and welcoming. The Etiler branch is especially like a home for many. The customers of this branch are loyal locals that come and go every now and then. There are among them...

X Restaurant

April 12, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
X Restaurant was one of those places that I was really hoping to see. It has been open for quite sometime now and anyone who has been there had said really nice things about it. It has been opened inside, on the terrace level of the historic Deniz Palas. Deniz Palas was built at the beginning of the...

Strawberry Day(s) at Changa

Strawberry Day(s) at Changa April 2, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
I got e-mailed by Changa recently, saying that they will be serving very few and limited number of “strawberry meringue cakes” on April 1st and 2nd to a privileged few. [Image source: e-mail marketing from Changa Restaurant] Apparently, the cakes were on the menu briefly a while ago; and...

Balıkçı Sabahattin

Balıkçı Sabahattin March 29, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Sabahattin is a Turkish name like David, Jack, Joey etc. “Balıkçı”, on the other hand, means fisherman in Turkish; and when you refer to someone as balıkçı, you are usually doing so in a sympathetic way, evoking not just their profession, but solid character as well. The image of balıkçıs...

Bits and pieces from Astoria

March 27, 2011 | Five Star, Food | Read More
The region form Mecidiyeköy to Maslak is developing to a skyscraper center, and naturally you can find a number of shopping centers in this region. And not to mention those are the most luxury onesof Istanbul . Astoria is one of those luxury shopping centers in the above mentioned region near  Mecidiyeköy. It...