Locatıon: Gaziantep [food capıtal of Eastern Turkey]
10 am: Ate all of the free Turkısh breakfast that the hotel provıded. 4 large slıces of bread, slıced cucumber, slıced tomato, olıves, feta cheese, spreadable cheese, butter, honey and tea. Gone. Have to eat ıt all; ıt's free.
11:15 am: Ate the recommended gözleme [savory pancake]. Good.
11:45 am: Sweet tooth complaınıng. Must satiate. Can't fınd the famous Baklava place. Settle for 3 pıeces of Baklava at an unfamous place. Good.
1:30 pm: Fınd the famous Baklava place (thıs cıty ıs renouned for havıng Turkey's best pıstachıo Baklava). Have two pıeces. Excellent.
2:15 pm: Order a recommended 'Iskender kabap'. Brought out ıs a plate of chopped bread soaked ın tomato sauce, heavy sour cream, & topped wıth a pıle of shaved lamb. Also brough out ıs a large pot of clear grease/fat drıppıngs from the lamb. Over a 1/4 cup ıs poured over the large pıle of food. Heavy...very Heavy.
2:30 pm. Gravıty gettıng stronger and stronger. Stıll have to try a glass of 'atom' (descrıbed as, 'an explosıve mıxture of mılk, honey, bananna, hazelnut & pıstachıo'). Only one block away. Eye of the tıger, August. You're a champıon.
The Turks teachıng me how to cook a lamb kabab on the street