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Hamsi season

Yesterday we had a lovely fish dinner in Karaköy, right by the ferry pier.

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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!

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There's also a bunch of fish sellers along the way where you can get fresh catches to bring home.

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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.

Posted by jhl5006 08:54 Archived in Turkey

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