(Editor’s Note: As 2010 heads to an end, we are looking back at our “Best Bites” of the year and are asking our readers to do the same and share their best Istanbul eating moments with us. This submission (after the jump) comes from Barcelona resident Hollis Duncan, who had a few short but sweet culinary highlights to share from a recent visit to Istanbul).
BURÇ KEBAP  – Located in the Grand Bazaar on a side street that most tourists (fortunately) would give up on before successfully finding is Burç Kebap; their house specialty dolma which is stuffed peppers and eggplant may have been the single most memorable dish of my trip to Istanbul.
KARDESLER CAFE – A truly perfect dining moment: a delightful cup of Turkish tea (cay) arrived on a beautiful, sunny day in the lovely Beyoglu (Cihangir) neighborhood. In my mind I still sit on this corner perch and order cay when the mood hits.