Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey - photo by Maria Saveleva from Pixabay under Pixabay License
Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey - photo by Maria Saveleva from Pixabay under Pixabay License

ISTANBUL: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Istanbul for his show, Parts Unknown Season 6 Episode 8 (originally aired November 8, 2015):

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DISH – Rakı and Uskumru Izgara

WHAT IS IT?

Rakı is a Turkish anise seed alcoholic beverage. Uskumru Izgara is grilled mackerel.

WHERE IS IT?

POYRAZ SAHİL BALIK RESTAURANT
Poyraz, Mendirek Yolu No:18
Beykoz/İstanbul, Turkey

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ANTHONY BOURDAIN ISTANBUL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain had his first Parts Unknown Istanbul meal at the POYRAZ SAHİL BALIK RESTAURANT.

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DISH – Pide

WHAT IS IT?

Pide is a dish of ground meat, cheese and onions set on dough that is shaped like a torpedo.

WHERE IS IT?

Karpi Pide-Köfte Beylerbeyi
Beylerbeyi, Arabacılar Sk. No:2
Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ISTANBUL NOTES

At Karpi, Anthony Bourdain had lunch with Marat Germen, a Turkish photographer. Marat described Pide as the “Turkish version of pizza”. Bourdain finds it “more like a calzone”.

DISH – İşkembe çorbası

WHAT IS IT?

In Turkey, “çorbası” refers to stew, and İşkembe çorbası is tripe stew,

WHERE IS IT?

Akar Lokantasi
Karagümrük, Fevzi Paşa Cd. No:339
Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ISTANBUL NOTES

Anthony Bourdain on İşkembe çorbası: “very good”. He had it at Akar Lokantasi, with his friend, Iman – a taxi driver in Turkey he is fond of.