I am really looking forward to our visit to Istanbul in February but one thing is beginning to concern me a bit. Am I going to starve? I am vegetarian and I have the feeling that Istambul is just jam packed with wonderful things for me to eat. BUT I haven't got the vocabulary. In addition to English I speak German, French and Spanish - all pretty fluently. But Turkish is another ball game altogether, isn't it?
I love falafel, hummus, couscous, Italian food and Indian food (but my vocabulary in Indian is very limited) but I have been reading Ashwin's excellent 4 day trip report. When I read words like gozleme, kumpir etc. I just don't know what he's talking about.
I could be happy being restricted to 5 main course dishes and 5 light snack lunch dishes during my visit. Could any of you fellow tripadvisors suggest a few common dishes that I will be able to find in the cafes, restaurants and in the street?
Breakfast will not be a problem and I am sure I will be OK with desserts, cheese and fruit. It's the main courses that are concerning me.
Probably I am worrying unduly butI will really be very appreciative of any help.
PS I don't eat fish.Edited: 11 July 2013, 22:27