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“Wonderful experience - highly recommended”
Review of Turkish Flavours

Turkish Flavours
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Owner description: Turkish Flavours organizes culinary walks and cooking classes in Istanbul. We take visitors to a real Turkish Home on the lesser visited Asian side of Istanbul for our cooking classes. Our food walks are designed to stroll through local food markets and streets of Istanbul including stops for tastings of Turkish delicacies.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 17 August 2014

As a dedicated foodie I cannot recommend this enough.

My friend and I chose to go on a guided tour of street food places in the Asian part of Istanbul. Luckily we had Taciser from Turkish Flavours as our guide - she was wonderful and very knowledgable about all matters Turkish - not only the great cuisine but also its importance to life in Istanbul.

During the two-and-a-half hour walk, we sampled everything from goat intestine (trust me, it's good!) to the local baklava.

If you are a true foodie, you need to try this!

Thank Kasper1975
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We took the streetfood Tour an it was probably the best part of the intire trip.

Taci, the smiling and friendly guide, gave an amzing insight of turkish cuisine and with bits of turkish history. Afterwards our stomachs, as well as our senses, were full.

Highly recommendable!!

Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

My wife's family had been on this glorious tour some years ago. My wife and I on our honeymoon just thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Taj (that's how her name is pronounced). My wife said that it was EVEN BETTER the second time around. And we are looking forward to our third in hopefully the not too distant future.

Being in a small group of less than 6 (there were four of us this time) meant that we could delve more deeply into the what, why, how, the histories, etc of every shop we visited and their offerings and the incredible foods that Turks enjoy. And boy did we visit SO MANY shops!!! It was so good, we even bought spices, teas, and oils to bring them home to Australia.

We even got to travel from the European side to the Asian side of Istanbul so that we can try different types of shops and foods!

If possible, DON'T have breakfast before and have a really good sleep the night before, so that you have the capacities to taste/eat and the endurance to last 5+ hours (from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm) of walking/touring.

I would also suggest you carry a small/big backpack that is empty so that you can carry lots of wonderful things you may not be able to resist getting along your tour.

1  Thank ChiangLim
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We did the Two Markets tour with Renan in late July. It was worth every single penny and calorie! A unique way to learn more about Turkish culture and experience the fabulous city of Istanbul. The city and the food are the stars of this tour but Renan was charming and highly knowledgeable with perfect English.

When they say "eat a light breakfast", take it seriously. We counted 16 samples before we even got to lunch. This doesn't include the spices or the nuts where you taste many different ones with a highly reputable and engaging proprietor. And then there was LUNCH! A magnificent, multi-course Turkish feast. Luckily there is a fair amount of walking between sampling and lunch so that we didn't feel stuffed.

We LOVED IT!

Thank MelissaPeery
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Visiting the spice market and then cooking with Selina in her kitchen was the highlight of our visit to Istanbul. (That is a very big compliment given what a beautiful and interesting city this is.). Our six hours with her and her wonderful co-worker Sandy gave us not only a real taste of Turkish and Sephardic cuisine, but also the benefit of being in her flat, cooking together as if at the home of a friend. We talked about many interesting subjects and learned much about Turkish culture and day to day living. We highly recommend this and feel it was the best value of anything we have done in Turkey. Thank you Selina!

Thank 874World
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