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Apr 06
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Pera Sisore: Black Sea Magic

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Pera Sisore's Black Sea magic
Editor’s note: Sadly, since first reviewing and recommending this place, things have gone terribly downhill and we can no longer vouch for its quality. The good news is that the restaurant’s former manager – the person responsible for making so good in the first place – has his own spot now and it’s highly recommended. Review here.

At first glance, with its steam table covered with pots of ready-made grub, Pera Sisore may look like any one of those quickie lunch spots found throughout Turkey. But there’s a difference: someone here is cooking up some serious Black Sea magic in the kitchen.

The Black Sea area is Turkey’s culinary misfit – it’s not really about kebabs or meze. If anything, the food there seems to have been mysteriously transplanted from the American Deep South. We’re talking corn bread, collard greens and smoky bean stews. It’s simple, filling, down-home food and Sisore is a great – and affordable – spot to get acquainted with it. Actually, it serves some of the best Black Sea food that we have had in Istanbul.

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