Taste of Istanbul: Lamb and Raki

Lamb is big here; it’s the equivalent of shrimp in the movie Forrest Gump. One can have their lamb grilled, on a kebob, roasted, stewed, and the list goes on. When Shannon and I popped into the Anatolian House, located in Sultanamhet near the Blue Mosque, we knew we were in for a treat. I opted for the traditional stewed lamb chops. Before our meal arrived though, we enjoyed Raki, a traditional Turkish beverage. It is very similar to French Ricard and Pernod due to its aniseed base.

20110815-123149.jpg
Stewed Lamb

20110815-123426.jpg
Raki

20110815-123742.jpg
The Anatolian House

As I have learned through my travels, “When in Rome, do as the Romans!”. Keep the raki flowing and the lamb coming please!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: