a Sunny Istanbul Day with Kuru Fasulye&Boza

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Yesterday my long 9 days holiday started and the weather was luckily better than i could wish..
I had chance to walk the places i have never been in my city, walked all the ways around 15 km.. WOW.. i cant believe myself walked all the way; we just stopped every store ,every places, kissed every children and interracted with people as much as we can.
Our walking group was 8 people, enjoyed with the day a lot.
We stopped by a restaurant for lunch and ate Kuru Fasulye ( Haricor beans) with pastirma (beef that has been smoked or dried in the sun after being treated with spic) , pilaf (rice), pickle and for the dessert ; semolina dessert. All was soo delicious, i reccomend you to stop by there and taste kuru fasulye.




The other stop was Vefa Bozacisi which is here from 1876.


Boza is a drink made by a kinda semolina, water and sugar; it is known as winter drink, served with cinnamon on it.

also roasted chickpeas inside inseperable from boza.


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has drunk Boza there and they still keep the glass there ..




13 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

lovly meal looks like lot of fun

Carolyn said...

Sounds like a lovely day with a lovely meal at the end!

zerrin said...

It looks like you started enjoying your holiday. I love the menu with kuru fasulye. The picture on the top looks so mouthwatering with pastirma.
I love boza, but never had it with chickpeas, sounds intriguing.

Wish you a great bayram with your family.

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Awesome food. I've never tried any of these. Boza looks very nice.

The Mom Chef said...

Where do you live in Turkey? I've never asked. This food looks amazing though.

Fuat Gencal said...

Kainatın yaratıcısı ve alemlerin Rabbi yüce ALLAH'a sonsuz şükürler olsun. Gireceğimiz Kurban Bayramımız bereketiyle, bolluğu ile gelsin. Tüm insanlık için hayırlara vesile olsun. Kesdiğimiz tüm kurbanlar, etdiğimiz tüm dualar kabul olsun, hayallerimizin gerçek, sevdiklerimizin hep bizimle olması dileğiyle, tüm okuyucularımın, arkadaşlarımın, dostlarımın Mübarek Kurban Bayramlarını tebrik eder sağlık, huzur ve mutluluklar dilerim.

Kimberly Peterson said...

Oh wow what a FEAST!!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

A fantastic and comforting meal!

Treat and Trick said...

Salam Eid Al Adha dear, hope you're having great time. What a lovely spread, looks delicious!

Angela FRS said...

That all looks soooooo good! Especially the semolina dessert.

Shirley said...

Hi,
Great blog and yummy food!

Yesim said...

tx you all, happy Eid , Iyi Bayramlar to everybody:)

Rich said...

Wow, that is a lot of walking, but the food looks like it was worth all the effort! Looks delicious!

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