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Dec 01
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Mutfak Dili: Tradesmen’s Paradise

Mutfak Dili, photo by Yigal Schleifer

Istanbul Eats lunch hunting tip #1:

Wander into one of Istanbul’s numerous districts of small commerce and find yourself on a small street with a shoe cobbler, a knife sharpener and hardware shops.

#2:
Enter one of these shops, preferably one where two old men are sitting at the counter looking at the horse racing form or working the crossword puzzle.

#3:
Ask them where they eat lunch. (Note: They might misinterpret your question and try to send you to the place they think you should eat lunch.) Repeat the question clearly: “Where do you eat lunch?”

#4:
Follow their instructions to the nearest esnaf lokantası.

Read the rest of the review at Culinary Backstreets.

 

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