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
This is an exceptionally blurry photo of one of the many roasted chestnut venders on Istiklar Street.
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”. (Because you point at the food, then you get it.
Delicious mystery object. Looks amazing.
Black mystery balls. Looks iffy.
Turned out to be candied walnuts, Ozayr’s favorite dessert.
The bread here comes in many interesting forms, and can be used for things other than eating.
Sometimes they hide it in drawers.
Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. A daily necessity.
Surprise delivery from the Professor’s family. WOW
They have Arby’s here!
(it was no good)
Street venders sell more than food.
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.