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What I ate in Turkey.

Turkish delight on a moonlit night.

What I ate in Turkey.

In Europe I always felt like I had trouble finding a place a to eat, that no one took a single diner seriously. In Turkey, I had the opposite problem. I couldn’t walk by a restaurant without someone handing me a menu and trying to get me to come inside.

While I had some amazing dinners and amazing lunches in Istanbul, sometimes it’s all about quick and cheap. So, of course, the easiest thing to eat was the doner kebab (just be sure not to eat your doner on a park bench)…

Doner kebap in Istanbul, Turkey

Doner kebap in Istanbul, Turkey

Meat sandwich in Selcuk, Turkey

Doner Kebap in Istanbul, Turkey

Patata & Yufka in Istanbul, Turkey

Doner kebap in Istanbul, Turkey

 

Some of the easiest places to eat in Istanbul were self service type places where you could just point to what you wanted.

Stuffed eggplant in Istanbul, Turkey

Rice pudding in Istanbul, Turkey

Roast chicken in Istanbul, Turkey

Stuffed eggplant in Istanbul, Turkey

Chicken dish in Istanbul, Turkey

Chicken dish in Istanbul, Turkey

 

And, of course, there was a pretty traditional Turkish breakfast here and there.

Breakfast in Pamukkale, Turkey

Breakfast in Izmir, Turkey

 

In Cappadocia I had a Gozleme and some lentil soup. And one day I was getting sick of Turkish food and so I went for nachos that were pretty much what you’d expect nachos in Turkey to taste like (the chips were kind of like doritos and were topped with garlic yogurt). Remind me to not attempt Mexican food again until I’m back home. And one of these dishes gave me food poisoning.

Gozleme in Cappadocia, Turkey

Lentil soup in Cappadocia, Turkey

Nachos in Cappadocia, Turkey

 

After days and days of eating nothing but crackers, because I couldn’t stand to eat anything because of the food poisoning), I was getting pretty hungry. In Pamukkale I ate for two nights in my hotel restaurant. The first night was lamb chops (and can you believe I didn’t have my camera??) and the second night I had chicken soup and fish.

Soup in Pamukkale, Turkey

Fish in Pamukkale, Turkey

 

When I arrived in Selcuk it was a little late in the day and so I had dinner at the hotel.

Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey

Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey

Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey

Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey

Dinner in Selcuk, Turkey

 

And then, admittedly, by the time I got to Izmir, after almost 3 weeks of not eating anything but Turkish food, after almost 2 weeks of not even seeing anything but Turkish food, this was all I wanted…

KFC in Izmir, Turkey

Burger King in Izmir, Turkey

 

What Starbucks lacked in Pumpkin Spice Lattes they sure made up for in dessert selection…

Carrot cake at Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey

Profiterole cake at Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey

 

And, if you know me, you know I can’t resist some ice cream every so often…

Chocolate ice cream in Istanbul, Turkey

Ice cream in Selcuk, Turkey

 

Or fresh (pomegranate) juice…

Pomegranate juice in Istanbul, Turkey

 

Or a candy bar.

Tadelle candy bar in Istanbul, Turkey

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