Balls of heaven at Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi

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Fashionably late… I was surprised  that I did not write about my favorite köfteci before. So I dig my photo archive for some matching photos it felt stupid, after all I took my every food obsessed friend there, or told … Continue reading

Köfte & Piyaz – Büyükada

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In Büyükada, you supposed to eat fish, right? Wrong! The lining restaurants at the seaside, which apply different fees to different kinds of customers, you never know which one you are till you get the bill, you may end up … Continue reading

Namlı Rumeli Köftecisi – Istanbul

Namlı Rumeli Köftecisi has been in service for almost 30 years now. Their specialty is little balls of heaven, or generally called, köfte!

One bite, it is perfectly cooked, a little pink in the middle, moist, all meat jus is kept inside, seared on the outside. When you see the griller’s hasty moves, you once more love your köfte! Another bite, well it is so small you may not be left for your second bite but anyway, the taste of meat and fat lingers in your mouth. This köfte is made from lean veal meat and fat from brisket. The amount of fat is needed, or you will be choking on a dry meatball.

Order your piyaz, the beans literally melt in your mouth, topped with tomatoes and if you like onions.

After you are done with köfte, order irmik helvası, which is served warm, not so sweet, but a little lite on the pine kernels for my taste.

Stop by, have a bite then keep on strolling through Istanbul!

Address: Hocapaşa Sk. No:9, Sirkeci, Istanbul

Phone: (212) 511 2196

Service Hours: Open daily, around 11.00 till 5.00 or 6.00 pm, till meatballs finish. So hurry!

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