The best sütlaç (rise puding)

If you love this traditional desert made with milk, rice, sugar or if you haven’t tried yet I have a very good suggestion for you. Nizam Pide in Taksim. Nizam Pide has 3 branches; Taksim, Galatasaray and  Harbiye. Try to find one of these restaurants and taste this amazin desert. The contacht page of Nizam Pide is :

Magnolia pudding madness in Istanbul!

I have no idea how magnolia (pudding) has become popular in Istanbul, Just 2 years before Trileçe a milky dessert from Balkan countries were popular in the city  then suddenly Magnolia jumped to the stage and became a dessert star…

Now every where especially young generation talking about magnolia. Prices are between 10 TL to 40 TL.

You can find it many patisseries… There is chocolate store named Asuman in Moda district in Kadıköy which is famous with its magnolia. But I gues the reason is the price of magnolia. They sell a cup of magnolia for 40 tl… In a regular patisserie the price is 12 Tl.

Some teanagers take their girl friends to Asuman and buy them a cup of magnolia to show their love to their  girl friends:)

It is a light dessert, tasty and full of suprise! You can eat a nice Magnolia with a price of 10 TL in the cafe of “Kadıköy Idea” the place is very good and lively…

Magnolia pudding is not a traditional and a local dessert but the fruits inside are local:) The recipe is not Turkish but ingredients are Turkish:))

The best doner kebab place in Istanbul

Eating Doner is a in a to do list in Istabul.

If you are not vegetarian you should try it.

There are many good doner kebab places but I’m giving you the best two ones for locals.

karadeniz doner

Karadeniz Pide ve Döner Salonu
This place is in Beşiktaş and has lots of doner fans. For many years people go there even wait in a que to eat doner kebab or a sandvic of doner. The taste of the meat and taste is delicious. The meat used in doner generally cow meat everywhere…
They are not open on Sundays and doner can be finished till 5pm. So be quick!

If you love doner you should taste it.
The best of best!

Sinan Paşa Mah. Mumcu Bakkal Sok. No:6 Beşiktaş 34349 Istanbul Beşiktaş, Sinanpaşa
(0212) 2617693


Zümrüt Büfe
This place is in Eminönü and one of the secrets of Istanbul. They are making doner since 1961 and really good in doner. Also they have a very good “Ayran” Ayran is something made from yoghurt. It is like nationalt drink of Turkey.
Go to Kılıçlar door of GrandBazaar entrance and ask anybody Zümrüt Büfe. So easy.
Sabuncu Han Caddesi. No: 26 Eminönü / İstanbul
Tel: 0212 5228979

The best Börek places

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Börek is baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo (or yufka in Turkish), found in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. It can be made from cheese, often feta, sirene or kaşar; minced meat, or vegetables. A börek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the börek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Turkey is famous with börek. Here are some delicious Börek places:

Aslı Börek

It is a börek chain so located in many points. The website
Sarıyer Hünkar Börekçisi

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