Foodstanbul

Peter Matheson here.

I am in Istanbul and I live to eat.

Here’s the evidence.

(All selfies, of course)

The most common street food in Istanbul: Sesame bagels called Simits, and warm Chai. 2 Lira

The most common street food in Istanbul: Sesame bagels called Simits, and warm Chai. 2 Lira

This is an exceptionally blurry photo of one of the many roasted chestnut venders on Istiklar Street.

This is an exceptionally blurry photo of one of the many roasted chestnut venders on Istiklar Street.

Can't wait

Can’t wait

Didn't wait.

Didn’t wait.

Cheese plate breakfast with dipping suaces, meat, and optional olives. I did not opt for the olives.

Cheese plate breakfast with dipping suaces, meat, and optional olives. I did not opt for the olives.

One of many lunches that I like to call: "Point and Get". You point at the food, and you get it.

One of many lunches that I like to call: “Point and Get”. (Because you point at the food, then you get it.

Delicious mystery object. Looks amazing.

Delicious mystery object. Looks amazing.

Black mystery balls. Looks iffy. Turned out to be candied walnuts, Ozayr's favorite dessert.

Black mystery balls. Looks iffy.
Turned out to be candied walnuts, Ozayr’s favorite dessert.

The bread here comes in many forms, one of which is great for making masks.

The bread here comes in many interesting forms, and can be used for things other than eating.

Sometimes they hide it in drawers.

Sometimes they hide it in drawers.

Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. A daily necessity.

Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. A daily necessity.

Surprise delivery from the Professor's family. WOW

Surprise delivery from the Professor’s family. WOW

They have Arby's here! (it was no good)

They have Arby’s here!
(it was no good)

Street venders sell more than food.

Street venders sell more than food.

Yusof, a friend I met on the ferry, recommends buying fih called Hansi, cover it with cornflour, and saute it with tomatoes and parsley. Maybe a little black pepper and lemon to top it off.

Yusof, a friend I met on the ferry, recommends a fish called Hansi. Cover it with cornflour, saute with tomatoes and parsley, add black pepper and lemon juice. I can’t wait.

The mussel vender dodged the camera.

The mussel vender dodged the camera.

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  1. Pingback: Highlights | University of Minnesota Rome -Istanbul Study Abroad Spring 2016

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