I went to a restaurant called Kofteci Huseyin that makes the best kofte in Istanbul. Kofte are delicious meatballs that are served with salad and a spicy sauce. It is almost like eating mini burgers.
|Lunch is served! Kofte and salad.|
After my kofte lunch I stopped in at Sakarya Tatlicisi for dessert. Here you can get a special dessert called Ayva Tathsi, which means quince dessert in Turkish. A quince is kind of like a big apple. To make the dessert the quinces are baked so they get gooey and sticky, just like the inside of an apple pie. They are then topped with thick Turkish cream known as kaymakli. It is just like vanilla ice cream, except not frozen.
|Ayva Tathsi with a large serving of kaymakli.|
|This was just the start of an amazing lunch at Giritli.|
|I will have to go back for more dondurma before I leave Istanbul.|