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When we say Istanbul, the first thing comes to our mind is eating – drinking culture, recipes, cooking methods and tools, table manners. Istanbul cuisine is mix of different cuisines and it is the capital cuisine of Ottoman. Istanbul cuisine is not particular just for Istanbul, it’s also a cosmopolitan cuisine as Istanbul’s social structure and the system.
Combination of “vegetables and olive oil” or “meat and dough” tells us gathering of East & West. Meat, butter, suet, dough, şiş (shish) kebab culture of Asia is collated with Mediterranean’s fish, olive oil, vegetable and sauce culture.
Istanbul cuisine is a cuisine which aims sophistication and which is based on meals and materials coming from 3 different continents, cooking methods and cooks.
Briefly some important foods in Istanbul cuisine: soups, rice, stuffed foods, meat dishes, kebabs, meatballs, salads, vegetable dishes, special dishes cooked with olive oil, boiled dishes, grilled cutlet, fricassee, fishes, poultry and game animals, egg dishes, pickles, paste and milk sweets, sorbet, stewed fruit … and Turkish Coffee which has a specific grinding and cooking method, completes all these dishes.
You can taste Istanbul cuisine with us by joining Kadikoy Food Tour. Kadikoy is the ancient town of Khalkedon, now a lively local quarter packed with tasty gems. Here we explore the traditional market, locals daily lives and what they eat and you get to cross the continent!
Meet with Your FEST Travel guide at Kadıköy steamboat pier (Kadiköy side). When you cross the continents, the ancient town of Khalkedon welcomes you. A lively quarter packed with tasty local gems, food market and many more. This tour is operated with the cooperation of www.istanbulfood.com.