not to be missed

My kind of hero – Yumcha Heroes, Berlin

I love love love dim sum. But who doesn’t? The morning we landed and left our luggage to our hotel, we rushed to our first reservation in Berlin. Yumcha Heroes was located like every where I love, in Mitte. A small trendy chic lovely place is serving dim sum and…

My safe place – The River Cafe, London

Snowed in and working on my lectures, classes, getting bored, I caught myself going through London photos…. Spending most of my time in my favorite restaurants, The River Cafe photos took me back to last summer. River Cafe is one of my places, even though I get to visit once or…

Meat and more meat at Çankaya Lokantası

Ankara, my hometown makes me wonder around the tastes I am familiar with. One being döner, I can easily say that I had the best döner sandwiches topped with onions and parsley through my school years. Have to mention the onion, because döner is best enjoyed with onions… Being their…

José, the man of tapas!

Walking down Bermondsey Street, hands full after hitting Borough Market, we were desperatelly hungry and a little bit beaten, just a little. I read a lot about chef Jose Pizarro, been following him from Brindisa days, happy that he got his own place to share his magic with us, the rest. When…

St. John Restaurant – London

After we were greeted, taken to our table, introduced with our menus, we were ready! We, can eat, and we did. We had 4 starters, 2 main course, 1 salad, a bottle of cider, a beer. You may not find it much but if you consider the animal fat we had, it was huge.

Monmouth Coffee – London

One sentence is enough for Monmouth. My coffee temple! Every time I am in London, it is my first stop, then I am ready to hit London! I have a black drip coffee, sit on the small bench in the front, watch people walk by, entering the shop, getting out…

Tevfik Usta – Antalya

Inside the small shop there are couple of tables in the mini börek store, all covered with muşamba, the thick faded oilcloth with big sugar containers, a tradesman type. You share your table, your sugar. And outside couple more tables people waiting for their börek or eating, enjoying their tea….

Damla Dondurma-Boza – Istanbul

One of the hottest days of Istanbul I hit the road to Kurtuluş. For some ice cream and talk. The small, white, compact shop was my stop and I stayed there for hours chatting, eating ice cream and watching the locals, the kids of all age popping in for a…

Tarihi Karaköy Balık Lokantası – Istanbul

If you feel like you are lost, and this place is so wrong for a fish restaurant, it means you are in the right place. Tarihi Karaköy Balık Lokantası is located in Karaköy, in a rumble place. This place was used to be a fish tradesman restaurant, in the good…