Foreign Food Fridays: Istanbul, Turkey7

Posted on July 30, 2010 by ChristieForeign Food Fridays, Travel Stories

I was completely obsessed with eating these aubergine kebabs in Istanbul when we were there last year. The charred aubergine combined with the spiced lamb mince is a really addictive mix.

When the aubergine is properly done and becomes a super silky texture, that equals pure heaven, for me. I had a perfect version in the first few days we arrived and I went around chasing that first experience the whole time.

A big chunk of aubergine stuffed into a hot piece of pide and topped with a slice of raw onion tastes sooo good! The tomato rice, although nice, is totally redundant.

There were so many other amazing dishes in Istanbul, but you’ll have to wait for future exciting episodes of Foreign Food Fridays for those!

Have a great weekend, Christie x

  • So beautiful. Just one great dish from such a beautiful city

  • Yum. I can smell the charred aubergine now. That has got to be one of the top 3 smells in the universe!

  • Oh that looks amazing. <3

  • Never thought of aubergine kebabs. I should give that a go at the next BBQ! Thanks for the idea.

  • Aubergine! Sorry it just reminded me of the Perfect Italiano advertisement.

  • I love that dish too! Isn’t Turkish food fantastic! I know what you mean about super silky eggplant-love that about it!

  • Ive been travelling on the eggplant love train lately. I wish i could just gobble this down.

    Big congrats with the baby. Hope you enjoy the pre-natal class.

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