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  • Erciyes in Surry Hills – from a humble takeaway shop to local gem

    One of the oldest Turkish joints in Sydney, Erciyes offers soul food and friendly service at their almost-historic venue on the busy Cleveland stre...
  • 10 facts about Istanbul flirting with two continents

    Istanbul, which has been the capital of three different empires, will conquer your heart not only with its history, but with many more things as w...
  • Everything about Baklava

    While we were dining at this tourist filled restaurant across from Rome’s Colosseum, we had a little chat with the waiter, who happened to be Roma...
  • Grill Republic - a hidden gem in Hunters Hill

    Many cuisines have their own versions of barbecue restaurants and Turkey’s is called ocakbasi. Just like at a fish & chips shop, you won’t need...
  • Turkish tea addicts

    A teapot comprised of two pieces placed on top of each other, two handfuls of Turkish canary yellow tea and at least one or two friends. These are ...
  • Turkish asparagus soup recipe

    Associated with Aegean-Turkish cuisine, asparagus has been known to people of the Mediterranean  since ancient times. Asparagus is known as “kuşkon...
  • Tulum nominated for Restaurant of the year

    Balaclava’s Tulum restaurant has been nominated for the prestigious accolade of Gault&Millau POP Victorian Restaurant of the Year. The nomina...
  • October 29: end of the one-man-rule

    On October 29 every year, “Republic Day” is celebrated in Turkey. The holiday commemorates the events of 29 October 1923, when Turkish Parliament...
  • 48 signs you are Turkish..

    You know you are a Turk when.. you’ve lived in Auburn; Broadmeadows or Dandenong you have at least one relative that lives in Mildura or Shepparto...
  • Turkish underground city

    Derinkuyu in Nevsehir is the largest discovered underground city in Turkey. The city takes its name (Derinkuyu literally means “the deep well”) f...
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – saviour of the nation

    “Those heroes that shed their blood And lost their lives…You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.Therefore, rest in peace.There is no...
  • The 12 pillars of Turkish cuisine

    The Turkish kitchen is the clear proof national kitchens can harmoniously combine diverse flavours. Turkish cuisine was influenced from many diff...