by: Sinan Hamamsarılar

Sinan or as many in Turkey know him, Tatdedektifi (The Taste Detective) is someone you want to have in your wing when you navigate Istanbul’s streets looking for good food.

He is the one who knows what hides behind every door and in most cases has the key to it.

On top of all this, Sinan is a great cook and a world-class expert on hamburgers.

If you wish Sinan to be your personal guide for eating in Istanbul, email david@thehungrytourist.com


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Ciğerci Kel Mahmut: Until 7:30 am, try “Ciğer”, lamb liver

Kaburgacı Cabbar: Only lunch, try Adana kebap from lamb rib cap

Kadir Usta Kebap: Lunch and dinner, try Adana kebap

Ciğerci Mahmut: Lunch and dinner, try Ciğer (lamb liver) and Şiş

Ali Göde Şalgam – Drink şalgam, fermented black carrot and turnip juice

Börekçi Rıza – Dinner and late night snack, try “peynirli börek”

Erciyes Kebap – Lunch and dinner, try Adana kebap and fresh salads

Şırdancı Naci Dayı – From 2 am to 4 am, try stuffed abomasum, Şırdan!