That is the crucial question. Anyone who goes on their own search knows how difficult it can sometimes be to find the right restaurant.
The most frequently used method is to search for the nearest and most recommended restaurant with the desired cuisine using a smartphone in the search engines. Here they are showered with dozens of restaurants. Then you look at the ratings. Many ask the justified question of how old and objective the ratings and comments are. The fact is that many of you feel torn by the high number of comments and ratings.
Another method would be to follow your nose with a little gut feeling. This is more for the self-employed with a spirit of discovery and a lot of time. The best way to explore a city and to discover the alleys, streets and squares, where only locals are is on foot. And if you are specifically looking for a good restaurant with a cuisine that is not adapted to tourists, you will certainly find it here. Here are some tips on how to significantly increase your chances of finding a really good restaurant:
If you are a type of person who would rather ask an insider directly, we can help you. A list of restaurants in your area that we can recommend with a clear conscience can be found here.
Since the Turkish kitchen is the third largest kitchen in the world and we do not want to stray from the subject (we will write a detailed blog about the Turkish kitchen shortly), we leave it with this short but meaningful sentence: Kebap means "grill dish" and represents only a very tiny fraction of the large Turkish kitchen. And we would be wrong if we only combined the taste of the Turks with the kebab.
Now back to the question of whether there are only kebap restaurants in Turkey. Of course not. Years ago, the Turks had the taste of other kitchens. With the consumption frenzy that began after the 2000s, the curiosity for foreign consumer goods and foreign tastes also increased. That is probably also in the nature of man. Because curiosity is the insatiable desire to find out what there is in the world.
It is not the norm that a tourist in Turkey goes out to eat at an Italian restaurant or vice versa in Italy when visiting a Turk. But in the event that after a few days you want to eat something different, Turkey has a large range to offer. There is hardly a city left where there are no Italians or Chinese or even a steak house.
Appropos Steakhouse; they are currently very trendy and the Turks really have the best prerequisites to make the best of meat. Nusret Steakhouse is just one example, but not the only representative of its craft.
Many Thanks to Levant for organising our dinner last night in the beautiful Appollan restaurant in Side Old Town.
We were picked up from our hotel.
The setting, service and our food was definitely five stars. Their customer service brilliant. We also were brought back to our hotel afterwards.
A real treat to remember.
When I come to Turkey, I want to try a lot of restaurants and street food from Turkish cuisine, but Turkey is a region that many tourists visit so I want to be careful about what I eat. How can I determine if the meat used in these dishes is halal? Thanks in advance.
Many restaurants in Turkey hang halal meat certificates to emphasize that they use halal meat. These certificates can be seen on the restaurants wall, menu or website. Documents and certificates confirming that restaurants use halal meat are reliable as they are issued by the Turkish Standards Institute, a government-affiliated institution. In addition, you can get information from the restaurant staff or the owner of the business. Since the local people also consume halal meat, halal meat is used in almost all restaurants or street food in Turkey.
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