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    Kanlica Yoghurt, Istanbul, TR

    by TrendsetterME Written May 24, 2013

    Kanlıca is so much identified with its yoghurt that Istanbulites think of Kanlıca when yoghurt is mentioned and of yoghurt when Kanlıca is mentioned. Macurlar Neighborhood, situated on the skirts of the town where yoghurt producers were settled, was then called as “yoghurt makers’ neighborhood”. It is said that Huseyin Reis Effendi, one of the local people, was the first to introduce this yoghurt to the neighborhood. Yet the one who made it famous was Ismail Hakkı Bey, the owner of Ismail Aga Kahvesi. What carried the fame to other towns was the castor sugar put on the yoghurt. But then these production facilities were closed one by one.

    Today, there is only one place that makes Kanlıca yoghurt in the traditional way: Kanlıca Doga Yogurdu. This is the legacy of Sabri Bey, who played an important role in making Kanlıca yoghurt better. The owners changed a few times after the death of Sabri Bey, but the tradition remains today. In the shop opposite the pier, both daily production and sales are made.

    The most important aspect of Kanlıca yoghurt in comparison to others is that it is natural. There are no additives in it. No protection materials to increase the shelf life are added in the yoghurt or shocked milk. Purely natural milk from the villages of Beykoz is processed daily in the production facilities. The yoghurts produced here are sold to restaurants, cafes, and the ships passing through the Bosphorus.

    Well adviced to eat as u visit the asian side of the city ... :)

    Kanlica Yoghurt, Istanbul, TR
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    Local water....oh no it's taged..... beer ?

    by prikje Updated Sep 7, 2005

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    Local beer called efes is almost like water a tasteless.
    The beer you see on the picture is even more tasteless !
    For good alcoholic drinks you are in the wrong country.

    waterlike beer

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    Pumpkin seeds.

    by benazer Written Aug 18, 2006

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    A great entertaintment here in Turkey is to eat pumpkin seeds,stops you smoking anyway,you can get some from many shops which sells nuts and sweets.

    Lots of pumpkin seeds

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    bread and sweets (carbo loads of them!)

    by Alikatt Written Apr 11, 2005

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    the Turkish people love their breads and there are many bakeries that serve many varieties mostly of the sweet kind. This one is located in Ortakoy.

    freshly baked bread in Ortakoy
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    Breakfast traditionally...

    by Pamela_Peace Written Sep 2, 2002

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    Breakfast traditionally consists of bread, cheese, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. Be sure and try the wonderful cherry juice, too.

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    The Bounty of Turkey. Fruits...

    by catdockev Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Bounty of Turkey. Fruits nuts and Raki are part of every meal. Turks like to feed each other. Odd at first, but very roamntic!

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