(Mediterranean Coast) January 24, 2012

Kas Turkey Map

Kas (Kaş in Turkish. Pronounced ‘Kash’ in British English, where ‘a’ is as in ‘car’) is located about 170 kilometers (105 miles) to the west of the city of Antalya, in the south Mediterranean region. Kas was a simple fishing village, but over the years has developed into a main tourist attraction and has become the region’s one of the main and special resorts. Flying to Dalaman -rather than Antalya- is the best and the easiest way to get to Kas. From the airport, you can either take Havaş (coach) or a taxi. By taxi, you can travel directly to …
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(Turkish Cuisine) July 7, 2011

MantiBaklava is the Turks’ most important contribution to the world of desserts. It is made with flaky phyllo dough, layered with a pistachio or cinnamon-spiced walnut filling, and bathed in sweet syrup. It is crunchy, rich and very sweet. Well made baklava practically melts in your mouth and finishes with a crave for another one.

The best baklava is made in south-eastern Turkey, especially in Gaziantep -city famous for kebabs and pistachio related desserts. You may not easily find authentic Gaziantep baklava in western cities. I’d recommend you to try several alternatives, but “Güllüoğlu” in Karaköy İstanbul would …
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(Turkish Cuisine) July 9, 2010

MantiTurkish Cuisine is best known with kebabs abroad, but one of my favorite dishes is manti. I strongly recommend you to taste it during your visit.

Little information on manti: Specially treated chopped meat is divided into pieces as big as a pea, and each one is wrapped with a small and very thin dough. They are boiled and served with yoghurt (with garlic if desired) and tomato sauce. The best spice to be added is sumac. I also prefer dried peppermint and red pepper along with it.…
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Ortakoy (Ortaköy) is an authentic neighborhood on the European bank of Bosphorus. It is famous with open-air handcraft bazaar; as well as cafes, bars and restaurants with reasonable prices. I’d recommend you to take a tour in the bazaar, then have a seat in a cafe by the sea. You may try hookah (nargile) if you are interested. Afterwards, if the weather is nice, I’d also recommend you to take a walk by Bosphorus heading north towards Bebek.

Ortakoy Map
Ortakoy
Ortakoy
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Turkish Hors D'oeuvres (Meze)Meze is a generel term for appetizers, mainly to go with raki. These dishes are mainly olive oil based, and main ingredients are vegetables, yoghurt and sea foods. There are tens of different hors d’oeuvres, and you are presented samples on a tray before you order. Just choose a couple according to your taste.

My personal favorites are: Feta (beyaz peynir), mashed eggplant (patlıcan ezme) and salt-marinated fish (lakerda). You can try fried calamari (kalamar) or skewed shrimps (karides güveç) afterwards. Also I’d like to recommend melon with raki
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