Radikal Reads Between the Buns
In the past, we’ve commented on the proliferation of burger joints in Istanbul. In our opinion, Kızılkayalar’s “wet burger” is still the best in show because of its unbeatable combination of taste and value. But the buzz around Istanbul’s gourmet burger wars continues with a recent roundup featured in the Turkish newspaper Radikal. The article is, unfortunately, only in Turkish but the burger chart (pictured) ranks Istanbul’s gourmet burgers of note on a 10-point scale.
The sentiments of the article and, frankly, those of Istanbul Eats, are summed up in the two quotes below:
Tempo magazine’s Food Critic İlhan Demiriz: “The very term ‘gourmet hamburger’ is an oxymoron.”
Lokanta Maya’s chef and owner Didem Şenol: “These prices are really high. 20 TL for a hamburger!”
To read the full article, click here.