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    Kalif Hotel Restaurant: Traditional Turkish food

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Mar 7, 2009

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    The Kalif Hotel serves the delicious food at the main restaurant. Turkey is famous for its salads; so do not miss them at Ayvalik. They make exotic salads with almost everything and they taste great, all of them (hidden photos)!
    You can also have tasty drinks at lobby bar or pool bar.

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    Yeni Guler: Mastic Cookies

    by ozalp Updated Jul 31, 2009

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    Cookies
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    We heard about these cookies after many years we had spent in Ayvalik. Some neighbors said us that there was a pastry shop in Ayvalik which was famous with its mastic cookies. Mastic is very popular both sides of Aegean Sea. Greeks make a kind of jam from it. In Ayvalik, they put into cookies. They are big, fat cookies covered with sesame. I don’t like sweet pastries, but these are really good. People come to buy them every day, so they are always fresh during summer. We had a pack in my last visit with mom, they were even hot. The weather was hot, too, but we couldn’t resist and ate some of them. I recommend you to eat them while they are hot and fresh.
    There are two pastry shops selling these cookies. They are very close to each other. One of them is Imren and the other is Yeni Guler. Mom prefers Yeni Guler.
    By the way only the olive oil is used in these cookies. And you can have some other pastries or desserts (like a type of cheese dessert called "lor tatlisi") here.

    Favorite Dish: Mastic cookies

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    I wish I could remember...: Fresh vegetables

    by ozalp Written Apr 26, 2007

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    Here, in a narrow street

    I've been this restaurant many times but I don't know it's name. I'll promise, I'll learn it this summer.
    This is a small local restaurant. Shop owners and local vendors usually have their luch here -and in other similar restaurants- . I always search for these kind of restaurants because it is a fact that if someone goes a restaurant everyday, its dishes must be good. This system usualy works quite fine.
    You can eat at least 8-10 different type of meal. They have some vegetable dishes like artichoke, broad beans, black-eyed peas (which cannot sing). They all cooked with olive oil, sure is a must for Aegean coast. And there are several dishes which contain meat, like "karniyarik" (baked aubergines stuffed with mince meat). Also you can eat grilled meatballs or fresh fish sometimes.
    These kind of restaurants usually serve in lunch time, so after 3 pm, possibly you cannot find all of their dishes available. Some of them finishes quickly.

    Favorite Dish: All vegetable dishes. Broad beans, black-eyed peas, karniyarik, fried fishes in season, stuffed cabbage flower.

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    Avsar Bufe: Taste The Toast

    by ozalp Updated May 21, 2009

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    Isn't it great?
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    Ayvalik toast is very famous. You can even see places which serve this toast in Istanbul. It is really special because of its bread and cheese.
    The bread is a local product. It consists of big slices baked together in fire of wood. It has a particular smell. The cheese is a local product, too. Actually, it was. When I first ate it, they were using local cheese in toasts but now -since it turned into trade- they use regular cheese which we generally use in toasts.
    Well, I have to stop complaining and remembering good-old-times. Let's go on.
    A mixed Ayvalik toast contains cheese, sausage, salami, sucuk (a product like chorizo, but from veal), fresh tomatoes, ketchup and mayonnaise. First, bread is heated with cheese and sucuk inside. Salami and sausage is cooked separately. After the toast is cooked, they open it and add salami, sausage, slices of tomatoes and ketchup&mayonnasie. I don't like kechup and mayonnaise in my toast. If you are like me, it must be said while you are ordering.

    Avsar Bufe is near the big Tansas Market in the center, just across the fish market. It is the most famous buffet in Ayvalik. But it is not my personal favorite. You can eat Ayvalik toast in every café or tea garden here. Do not forget to order a tea or sage tea with it.

    Favorite Dish: Ayvalik toast. It is huge. Sometimes I cannot finish one. But my brother can eat two of them.

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    Salads...

    by goga4444 Updated Oct 31, 2005

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    Sarimsakli,Salads
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    Cool salads with main meal (above) I think they can make salad of everything, I was provocated to try everything that wasnt hot, and you know what? Everything was just great...

    Favorite Dish: They use vegetables like cabage, corn, tomatoe, paprika, olives, rice, mashrooms, green pea... Then they add some mayo or acid double cream, or some fish, eggs, sliced sausages or chicken breasts... or all LOL Well it is not so caloric... no, is not...not at all LOL

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    Meat and potatoe

    by goga4444 Updated Nov 10, 2005

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    sarimsakli, food

    Well we have open buffet in the hotel. And to food was so great and rich that we thought we will explode LOL We wanted to try everything. The had main dish and tons of saldas, sweets and fruits. But it was mostly diet food consisted of lot of vegetables. That is if you dont like the sweets LOL They are not diet at all, I bet they can cause instant diabetes LOL

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    Turkish sweets

    by goga4444 Updated Feb 21, 2009

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    Sarimsakli, sweets TOLUMBE
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    Well this kind of sweets are not something that i actually eat BUT most Balkan people like them very much. We even try to make some but experts on them say that the have the best taste in Turkey. Which is not so weird since they originaly came with Otoman Impery to Balkan.

    Favorite Dish: Why I dont like them and why most people like them... They are very very sweet, they are sweater then sugar itself LOL I can almost say they are the sweatest thing on the planet. Diet of course...NOT They are all soaked in sugar siryp. They mostly have some nut inside. If you like that then you have to try some or all ...If not, just take as pic they look cool.

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    'Fishing' in Cunda island

    by FAIRYCHIMNEY Written Apr 13, 2007

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    Unlike the most seafood restaurants along the Aegean Coasts , Cunda island is unique and probably serves the best and fresh ones.Not particularly one single restaurant but all the same.

    Favorite Dish: Try stuffed baby calamari and grilled barbun(greeks call it barbuni ) ; its cream-orange coloured fish very peculiar to the Aegean part of Turkey and big ones are so tasty as long as they are grilled not fried.And also go for 'lakerda' which is kind of fish pickle made out of large bonito fish.

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    Sehir Kulubu (City Club): Town centre dining

    by TheTurkishBrit Updated Aug 8, 2005

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    Sit right on the water's edge and enjoy the food and a fantastic view of Cunda island, with the small passenger boats ferrying people over the bay twinkling their lights on the still waters.
    Food is fresh and well-presented, offering the usual range for the town; stuffed courgette flowers, tiny papalina fish, samphire, stuffed mussels, fried calamar, grilled sea bream and bass, huge salads. We ate ALOT and drank copious raki and our bill was only 16 USD per person.

    Favorite Dish: everything!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    various: A difficult choice

    by TheTurkishBrit Written Feb 24, 2005

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    There are many restaurants to choose from on the waterfront of Cunda Island. Best idea is to have a walk up and down, talk to the waiting staff, and have a good look at that night's specialities, as the fish changes daily, depending on the fishermen's luck!
    If you want a table RIGHT on the water's edge you need to book, so get there early, reserve one and then have a wander round the market stalls.

    Favorite Dish: Kabak cicegi: courgette flower heads stuffed with rice
    Deniz kestanesi: sea urchin
    Deniz borulcesi: samphir (a kind of marsh plant) cooked in olive oil and garlic
    Papalina: deepfried small fish
    Midye: mussels in batter
    and for dessert: fresh lor peynir, with a fruit topping
    I could go on but it's making me feel very hungry!

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    Tas Kahve ( stone Coffee house ): Coffe house

    by traveloturc Written Sep 29, 2010

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    Tas kahve is one of the best know coffe house in cunda island .Dont forget to enjoy the special tea of Salvia( adacay )
    Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with approximately 700-900 species of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals.It is one of several general commonly referred to as sage. When used without modifiers, sage generally refers to Salvia officinalis ("common sage"); however, it is used with modifiers to refer to any member of the genus. The ornamental species are commonly referred to by their genus name Salvia.

    Favorite Dish: adacay ( salvia)

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    Ayvalik Gucu Café: Most famous café of Ayvalik

    by ozalp Written May 21, 2009

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    Ayvalik Gucu is the sports club of Ayvalik. The café was built as a meeting point of club, I think. It is at the square of Ayvalik, by the sea. If you find a table near the sea, you can share your simit or toast with fishes and seagulls. This place is always crowded. Locals always come here for a tea or coffee. They also serve good Ayvalik toast.

    Favorite Dish: Ayvalik toast, Turkish tea, sage and coffee.

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    Bay Nihat (or Lale Restaurant): Probably the most famous fish restaurant

    by ozalp Written Jun 18, 2009

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    I've first visited Cunda and Ayvalik in 1992 or 1993. I'm sure I have been to this restaurant several times. In these early years Ayvalik was so modest. We could spend one or two week here as a family with a budget that we can easily spend in our own house in Istanbul. Unfortunately now Ayvalik, especially Cunda, is one of the most attractive spots of Turkey and Bay Nihat is one of the most expensive restaurants of this place. It is selected as the best seafood restaurant of Turkey (!) several times.
    If you come here in the season it is hard to find a place. So reservation is a must. They have a great variation of mezes. As a part of Aegean tradition, in Ayvalik, people cook many wild plants like stifno, deniz borulcesi, turp otu, hardal otu... You can have some shelled seafood, calamari, shrimp. Also you can have various fresh fishes always and lobster sometimes.
    If you come here in winter, you can have a better service and fishes are more delicious in winter.

    Favorite Dish: Mezes are always great in Cunda restaurants. Try the wild plants, especially deniz borulcesi. Mercan is a delicious pink fish. I recommend it if you find.
    This is the menu in Turkish

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    artur and nessos: fish&octopus salad

    by Arkeolog Updated Sep 8, 2004

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    Restaurants:
    Balikci Barinagi— Preferred for its delicious seafood dishes. It is not near the seafront.
    Phone: 0 266 327 2073

    Nesos Restaurant: By the seafront with great views; serving great seafood, and famous for its olive oil. Do not forget to purchase some olive oil from Ayvalik on your way out of the town.

    Important phone numbers:
    Municipal Council: 0 266 312 23 08
    Police: 0 266 312 21 22

    Favorite Dish: Favorite Dish:
    Papalina: tiny fish
    sea chest salad
    and various sea food

    mastica ice cream
    mastica lokma

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    Ada Restaurant: At Cunda

    by traveloturc Written Sep 29, 2010

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    Ada restaurant

    With a 120 people 's capacity Ada restaurant is one of the best restaurant to eat at Cunda island.
    You can enjoy sea food with aegean food mainly based on herbs .

    Favorite Dish: seafood

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