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Adeena Sussman

Robin - I've been loving your posts from Turkey. I am filled with a confusing combination of deep envy, insatiable hunger and great delight at your dispatches. Looking forward to seeing you here for Yemenite brunch in the Fall!



Love, love, love David's images. So warm and rich and absolutely makes the food look as good as I'm sure it tasted.


that spinach eggy number is really pushing my buttons...I'm assuming served with bread?

su sian

Sorry to hear about the weather but perhaps it is more atmospheric ? Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul memoir refers to a special kind of melancholy ("huzun") which had been entirely absent when we spent 10 days there in May with sunshine, sparkling blue Bosphorus and sun-tanned locals out and about.

Food-wise, we especially liked :
Karakoy Balikcisi which had perhaps the best just-done approach to grilled fish of the many many fish restaurants we tried (45 Kardesim Sokak, lunch only)
Karakoy Lokantasi which had the definitive version of many appetizers we tried elsewhere including an especially delicious grilled octopus (a single fat long tentacle) and a very handsome aquamarine tiled interior (Kemankes Caddesi)

Both are within walking distance fr the tram/ funicular stop at Karakoy but in opposite directions.

We had also liked Fureyya but it had seemed less classic than the other 2 places !


Hi Adeena - Thanks. Now that we're back in KL I myself am filled with a confusing combination of happiness at having the luck of such a great trip ... and sadness that we're not still there.
And we are definately taking you up on your invite! ;-)

Thanks gen!

Sticky -- EVerything is served with bread in Turkey. Not in Greece?

Hi Su Sian -- we like Furreya alot and our grilled fish was perfectly classic (served with rocket) and simple and delish. Missing the fish in Turkey alot.

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That photo of your beans look yum! Now i'm so hungry.

Congratulations again.

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