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Gulluoglu ~ Manti (Turkish mini ravioli) 🍝, Kashkaval grilled cheese sandwich and around twenty different varieties of Baklava especially the Saray Sarma Bird Nest and Sutiu Nuriye πŸ˜‹ together made up for a great lunch at this cozy Turkish cafe! Gulluoglu, we are definitely coming back! 😍

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Baklava ~ Most of us are familiar with Greek-style baklava which often features honey as the main sweetening ingredient. Turkish baklava is sweetened with “serbet”, a light syrup made from sugar, water, and lemon juice. This makes Turkish baklava much lighter and crispier than most Greek or Middle Eastern-style varieties! Turkey is a baklava-lovers paradise in every sense! πŸ’πŸ™‹πŸ˜ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #baklava #turkey #istanbul #turkishfood #foodpics #food52 #dinner #lunch #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #foodporn #foodphotography #igfood #traveldiaries #travelporn #igtravel #symmetry #bestforlast

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LOKUM/Turkish Delight ~ It is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, and hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel; traditional varieties are mostly flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon! [src: wiki] From the moment you land in Istanbul till the time you leave, you will see them in every nook and corner in various shapes, sizes and colors! πŸ™ŒπŸ¬πŸ˜‹ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #turkishdelight #lokum #turkishfood #turkey #istanbul #instagrammers #foodie #foodporn #foodphotography #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #igfood #igtravel #travelogue #traveldiaries #travel #sweets #sweettooth #lunch #dinner #food52 #foodpics

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Simit ~ The Turkish version of American Bagels! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #simit #turkey #turkish #istanbul #food52 #foodphotography #dinner #igfood #igtravel #lunch #breakfast #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #bagel #foodpics #foodporn #foodie #turkishfood #traveldiaries

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TAHΔ°NLΔ° KURABΔ°YE aka the Turkish Tahini Biscuits and some Salep, the best combination ever! β˜•οΈ πŸͺ πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #tahini #biscuits #turkish #istanbul #turkey #foodporn #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #foodpics #foodie #traveldiaries #travelporn #travelogue #travelblogger #igtravel #igfood #lunch #dinner #food52 #foodphotography

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Time for some Salep ice cream! πŸ¦πŸ˜‹ Salep, the powder of wild orchid root is used to make thick and creamy ice creams! We had one scoop each of vanilla, chocolate 🍫 and pistachio (my fav!) in a cone and loved the way the texture and the flavors blended together 😍 If it wasn’t winter time there ❄️⛄️, I’m sure I would have had these for lunch & dinner! πŸ˜› #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #icecream #istanbul #turkey #eeeeeats #nomnomnom #igfood #foodie #lunch #dinner #foodpics #foodporn #foodstagram #traveldiaries #travelogue

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A large traditional Turkish pot serving the warm wintertime delicacy drink Salep! πŸ˜‹Salep is dried wild orchid root, pulverized into powder and mixed with heated milk πŸΆπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·
A touch of cinnamon is added to enhance the flavor! πŸ₯›πŸ― #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #salep #istanbul #turkey #girltraveler #travelporn #travelogue #traveldiaries #wanderlust #wintertime #foodpics #foodie #foodporn #foodstagram #turkish #ornate #delicacy #hotdrink #drinksofinstagram #igfood #nomnomnom #eeeeeats