Saturday, February 25, 2012

Istanbul Food Tour - Part 2

So where were we? Right. Left the church. Next stop Tripe Soup! The tripe is on the left. In the middle is a garlic sauce thingy, and on the right is a spice mix.
You mix em all together. Apparently this is really good for hang overs. I didn't think it was all that bad. Ashley only had one spoonful.
More food in the streets.
Stopped for some fried street food. You could get fish, muscles, and all kinds of things.
We got muscles, but almost forgot to take a photo. It came with a tarter sauce type thing.
Next stop was rather adventurous. Roasted lamb's head. This guy went to down with a clever on this thing. Not sure how many tourists have this as the whole shop came out to watch these "tourists" try their local delicacy.
The shop keeper really ensured he got everything out of that head. And I mean everything. Cheek, tongue, eyeballs, brains, the whole bit.
It is served with a small lump of spices to dip in.
Ashley tried most of it as the brave traveler she is.
I was talked into eating one of the eyeballs, seen below. Although I must say the worst part was the brain. I really had to hold myself back from heaving it back up. The eyeball actually helped keep the brain down. Can't believe I just said that.

The connected shop sold everything you could want, or not want. Ox tail, cow testicals, liver, kidney, brain, or maybe some feet and hooves.
Next stop was wraps. Charcoal fired chicken and liver. Really quite yummy.
The wraps are spiced and filled with the grilled meat and other veggies. They were quite good. Stomach is feeling a bit off still; for some reason.
Coca-cola looks a bit different here. You can also buy Fanta.
Next stop was more sweets. Although we didn't try them we just packed em to have with lunch.
Lunch was quite the spread. Turkish style perigees. On the left was stuffed with potato. On the right was stuffed with minced meat. In the center was some sort of spread for bread. Below are: mint, sumac, and chili pepper.
Toss all that on your perigees and you're good to go!
A meat pie came next.
Then finally a mix of all kinds of turkish lunch yummies.
Again, looks like I'm at the Picasa limit, so there will be a part 3!

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