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menemen, by Tuba Şatana

Menemen, eggs so delicious!

During his college years, he told me they -5 to 15 people!!!- used to stop at Lades (2) Lokantası (just across Lades Lokantası ) for lunch, just to have this menemen. I can imagine the small place filled with students on a budget, hungry and mopping each and every bit…

poğaça at Sırma Cafe, Tuba Şatana

One fine day in Burgazada

When Nil suggested that we should work at Burgazada instead of Istanbul, the next thing I remember is us checking our calendars. Our morning started at Sırma Cafe, where we had tea and homemade poğaça, watching the islanders walk by the street, parted by the horse carriages.  The poğaça sans…

Ethem Tezçakar, 4, copyright Tuba Şatana

Ethem Tezçakar Usta, looking over us…

Everywhere you can have Turkish coffee. But should you? NO! There are certain things about a decent cup of Turkish coffee. The quality of the coffee, freshness, water, pot, heat source and the person preparing it. But there is another big issue, the place you drink it at. The atmosphere,…

Coffee, I said. The Barn – Berlin

Does not matter where I travel to, the first thing I google is a decent coffee stop. The Barn, was my stop, a coffee base in Berlin. Keen and obsessed with their coffee beans and brewing methods, coffee geeks, as we know it. Love it. We tried everything on the…

Hometown! Take one, Flamingo Pastanesi…

I was born and raised in Ankara… Walking down Tunalı Hilmi today, brought back many memories. All is good, but seeing most of the establishments closing their doors, selling their business makes me sad. Ankara being a patisserie town, had a lot of choices to offer, I guess everybody liked their…

Cafe Einstein – Berlin

On your way to  the spectacular museums of Berlin, stop by Einstein Cafe for Hausgemachter Apfelstrudel mit Vanillesauce, homemade applestrudel with vanilla sauce. Coffee is good too! Best served with its thin créme anglaise – custard- like vanilla sauce, and literally the big slice of apfelstrudel is resting in it. …

Borough Market – London

I can not write enough about my one and only Borough Market. The place. The only place I want to return every year. And I do. We choose a Friday for the flight and when land to mother London, we leave the bags to our hotel then hop on the…

Çınaraltı Cafe – Istanbul

Early in the morning. So hungry. Just want to have champions’ breakfast. Çınaraltı is the place you want to be. The neighbourhood is calm, near the Bosphorus, the small streets, the smell of burning stoves.The street cats and the locals sipping their tea at their favorite tea-house. Freshly squeezed fruit…