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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Typical Turkish Meals

Aloha Everyone,

Turkish foods are rich, often spicy and flavorful. Today we went out in search of typical Turkish meals.

Returned to the neighborhood fruits shop, I stocked up on pears, bananas (Del Monte brand) and roasted almonds. Although the pear is juicy, it is unsweet, crunchy and tart. It tastes more like a green apple.

For lunch, J.J. chose a restaurant that specializes in seafoods. Our waiter carefully checked the menu before he handed us ones with new prices pasted. Perhaps the reason is to offset the continuing devaluation of the Turkish lira. Some restaurants are making modifications on their menus while others have menus with no prices and suggest that you ask for the cost. 

The grilled seafood platter at US$45 is on the high side. But we were happy with the quality and large variety of seafood.

J.J.  purchased a Turkish sandwich from a very popular restaurant. It has sit in, takeaway as well as dining along the side of a steep hill. It’s amazing how many people sit on the sidewalk with cars and pedestrians passing by. I had to wait for a few minutes to take this photo for taxis, motorcycles and pedestrians to pass by.

Aloha -- Cathi