Yesterday we had a lovely fish dinner in Karaköy, right by the ferry pier.
It was a laid back place with great food for cheap, which is always what I go for. I got hamsi (anchovies), my favorite.
I'm not normally into fried food, and hamsi can definitely be grilled, but this time I went for the hamsi tava, or fried anchovies. You eat the whole fish, head to tail because all the bones are so small. With lemon juice and top and a hunk of raw onion, yes raw, and greens to munch on on the side (I just use my hands and eats the greens like a rabbit), it's delicious!
There's also a bunch of fish sellers along the way where you can get fresh catches to bring home.
After dinner we went to Karaköy Güllüoğlu, a famous baklava place. The lines were crazy so we didn't actually get anything but I snapped these pictures of Atatürk and the Turkish flag made from baklava.