I had the great pleasure to recently travel to Istanbul and was blown away by their delicious food. One of the many perks of having a hotel that includes free breakfast is being able to try basically anything and everything I want during breakfast hours. The Breakfast was home-made and freshly cooked, it started at 6:00am until 11:00am and I kid you not – I made a couple visits before they would close it for the day, I couldn’t get enough of their delicious dishes. I stayed at Hotel called “Momento” in which I will be reviewing in the near future.
For my drinks of choice I selected the following: Cherry Juice, Apple Juice & of course, water.
Now lets begin discussing some of the delicious meals I had which is considered one of the Best of Turkish Cooking.
- Rice, dill and garbanzo beans salad.
- Feta Cheese.
- Black Olives.
- Deviled Eggs.
- Tomatoes with cheese.
My second dish for breakfast was the following.
- Fruit Salad – Pineapples, Watermelon, Strawberries & Blueberries.
- Stuffed red-bell pepper.
- More feta cheese and olives in combination with turkey.
- Phyllo Pastries.
- Vanilla Pudding.
Pastry Rolls – Signature pastry in Istanbul.
Yogurt originated from Turkey and it’s also a Turkish word – I had to try it and see for myself how is it different from the States, the yogurt was home made. They were offering regular yogurt and strawberry yogurt. The texture of the yogurt is very smooth compared to other yogurts out there and it was simply delicious. I mixed my yogurt with Granola & Chocolate granola.
Needless to say, everyday throughout my 7 days in Istanbul I would have something different from their buffer breakfast. Some of the dishes were the same and of course a variety of dishes were offered as well. Turkey is fairly big when it comes to pastries and the menu for pastries was a never ending list ranging from chocolate, strawberry pies, chocolate pudding and more. From once a picky eater to now a food lover, one of the wonderful things that I have been able to experience throughout my trips around the World.
Have you been to Istanbul? What is your favorite dish and what would you recommend me to try on my next visit?
Best, John Carter.