Sunday, November 23, 2014

Turkish Food

köfte (grilled meatball) place since 1920. No menu. They only serve köfte, fresh veg and bread. 1920年から営業しているキョフテ(グリルしたミートボール)専門店。メニューはなく、キョフテと新鮮な野菜、パンのみ
 Eggplant is very important for Turkish cuisine and very good everywhere including tour buffet.

Wet Burger. B級グルメ・濡れバーガー 

Chai is a staple everywhere.  

Sheeps'-milk cheese and sweet yellow melon (essential starters for raki), cucumber, tomato, thick yogurt and olives are also good everywhere. 羊のミルクのチーズとメロン(この二つはラクの前菜として欠かせない)、キュウリ、トマト、濃いヨーグルト、オリーブはどこでも美味しい。

Raki(rah-KUH) is a Turkish national drink. Raki  is clear brandy made from grapes and raisins, flavored with pungent anise. It is similar to Greek ouzo, but consumed in totally different ways. Mix with water (and ice) , so it turns milky white. Unlike ouzo, which is like a vodka shot before meal, raki should be consumed with food such as a medley of meze (hot and cold appetizers/tapas) or/and main course of kebab or fish.

Typical lunch buffet on tour. Lots of good veg.  

Breakfast buffet at our hotel in Istanbul. Honeycomb at breakfast buffet.

              Turkish delights.トルコの代表的なお菓子、ロクム

Künefe (sweet cheese pastry). 焼きたてのキュネフェ(チーズ入りの甘いペストリー)

   Sweets  shop near Haghia Sophia. アヤソフィア近くのスウィーツ屋
Bon Appétit!



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Night in Beyoğlu, Istanbul Part 2

Nevizade Sokak, meyhane(taverna) street 

Wonderful dinner at imroz on Nevizade Sokak

 istiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu's main street

Mesmerizing Halloween night in By Retro, a cool vintage/costume shop on side street

More side street

Friday, November 21, 2014

Night in Beyoğlu, Istanbul Part 1

Took Tünel, the world's shortest and one of the oldest subway from Galata Bridge to Beyoğlu

 istiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu's main street

 side street

 Denizler Kitabevi, old book store on istiklal Caddesi

more side street

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Grand Bazaar to Galata Bridge, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar

Prayer time at a mosque next to Grand Bazaar

 Fish sandwich cafes and stand under Galata Bridge

Fish sandwich boats by Galata Bridge

Fishing from Galata Bridge

Bosphorus Cruise