When you start planning your travel, what is the first thing you google? Is it airfare, hotel prices, tourist attractions, or is it food? Even if food is not my first priority, I always make a list of some good places to eat in the area we plan to visit. However, I have to admit that this time around the culinary aspect of our short trip to Istanbul wasn’t very well researched. I say this in defense of all the good restaurants that may be hiding somewhere in the City of the World’s Desire, known only by the locals or by the food experts. So what can I say about Istanbul’s restaurants?
I think it would be just fair to start by saying that I am not a big fan of the Mediterranean food. I can enjoy it all right if it’s at its best, but finding a good place to eat in Istanbul posed a real challenge for us. Most of the restaurants we ate at were less than mediocre, except for maybe a couple. But before I mention them, Continue Reading