Saturday, September 18, 2010

Turkey (the country, not the fowl)

By the time you read this, JS and I are already far, far away from Vancouver. As you may have guessed from the title (no kidding), we are in Turkey!

So, while we are away, here are some Turkish dishes that JS and I have made in the past.

Börek with Beef Filling

Kısır (Turkish Bulgur "Tabbouleh")

Çılbak Köfte (Turkish Bulgur Kofte)

Mualle (Eggplant and Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses)

Etli Biber Dolmasi (Stuffed Peppers with Groundmeat)

Shourabit Silq bi Laban (Lebanese Chard and Yogurt Soup)
(Yes, I know it says Lebanese, but I think yogurt soups are also served in Turkey.)

We will be back before you know it. =)

We're back and enjoying a glass of Turkish Çay (Tea).

eatingclub vancouver
in Turkey (September 2010)

Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia) (Istanbul, Turkey)
Topkapı Sarayı (Palace) Museum (Istanbul, Turkey)
Turkey Flora
Hierapolis Ruins and Travertines (Pamukkale, Turkey)
Güray Pottery (Avanos, Turkey)

If you wish to travel to Turkey, then check out this über-useful site:
Turkey Travel Planner

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  1. As a new reader, I will miss your posts - however, these recipes look very interesting. I`m intrigued by the Borek. Have a wonderful time and happy travels.

  2. We visited Istanbul for the first time on your tour and we are from Greece and we just loved it! We finally were able to see sights that we had only heard from our friends who visited Istanbul before. It was so amazing to see the especially old town - I recommend people to visit Istanbul and the tour company because they were really great. They managed the tour very well I have to say that I have been a lot of places all over the world. But turkey is a fantastic country. We have been some part of turkey called Cappadocia, Ephesus, pamukale and it was great to see these places. The travel company managed the tour very well. Hotels, tours, and all services were excellent. We really loved it. Highly recommend it.

  3. don't forget to eat dondurma while you are there!

  4. What are you doing in Turkey? So jealous!

  5. Have a great time!!! I have always wanted to visit. One of my best friends from high school is from, and now lives in Istanbul. I hope to visit her one day and stuff myself silly! :)

  6. love me some borek! I'm very, very jealous of you two - I just finished reading Orhan Pamuk's the Black Book, and am dying to visit Istanbul in the fall, witness the fog, the narrow alleyways, the charcoal braziers, the tea houses, the meze, Santa Sophia, the kebabs, the views across the Golden Horn, and that Byzantine city in all its labrynthine wonder. Did I mention I was jealous?

  7. I adore Istanbul and Turkey in general and wish to go back there as often as possible, now that I am in Lebanon nearby!

  8. Maven:

    We almost left without! We had to get it at the airport!

    Just frolicking about. =)

    I think you'll have a great time in Turkey.

    Hmm, it wasn't very fall-like, the weather. But yes... visiting Istanbul/Turkey is something jealous-worthy. ;)

    You are lucky!

  9. It was fabulous and the Mercedes van was very comfortable. I can say that our day tour of Cappadocia was perfect. I booked a private self chosen tour by When we skim through site we felt curious about prices but cost was VERY affordable ,flight tickets ,lunch guidance and private car with driver ,that was the tour that we looking for.. This was the BEST tour we have ever had and we all have traveled farely extensively so I consider all of us to be great judges of this experience. I can highly recommend this one to everyone would highly recommend.


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