Dixie • Sacramento based EATER@deets.on.eats

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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

Sweet and Spicy 🇹🇷😁 That's what Istanbul is!⠀
"Happy Spice"- if I were a Spice Girl here, that's what I'd be!⠀
DEETS⠀
🍭 These photos were taken outside the Grand Bazaar and show a good example of spices and sweets sold in Istanbul.
🍬 Istanbul's Spice Bazaaar is another major market in Istanbul. The Spice Market is known to be a heavenly euphony of color and smell. It’s the market more popular for being a center of spice trade.
🍬It's ridiculously hard not to stop and stare at all the exquisite treats- nectarous translucent gels which look like colorful glass sculptures.⠀
🍭Learn more about Turkish Delight in my next post!⠀
✨NEW BLOG POST on the Spice/Egyptian Bazaar- link in bio.⠀
✨What's your fave spice and your fave sweet?✨⠀
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#spicesforhealth #spicesmarket #spicesonspices #travelturkey🇹🇷 #sacramentobloggers #sacbloggers #spicesnflavours #spiceshopping #spiceshelf #spicesandherbs #spicespicebaby #spiceshop #shoppinginsta #sacblogger #sacramentoblogger #istanbul🇹🇷 #istanbultravel #istanbulphotos #travelturk #letsgoshopping


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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

🇹🇷☕️ “Kahve" and contemplation.
The Turkish word for coffee is "kahve". Turkish phrases/words like "Nice to meet you" ("tanıştığıma memnun oldum..") and "I don't speak any Turkish" ("Türkçe konuşamıyorum.") were SO hard to remember... but my dependency on coffee made "kahve" easy to learn!
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🇹🇷 Turkish coffee is very fine, ground unfiltered coffee. 🇹🇷Sugar and cardamom is added while brewing and not after!
🇹🇷The Quran forbids it but it was so widely beloved, an Ottoman Empire Sultan lifted the prohibition.
🇹🇷Now, it's drank almost everywhere in the city and even in traditional Turkish weddings and fortune telling.
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📍 Hagia Sophia Hotel İstanbul Old City
🙏 @hotpinktravel for being the best travel agency ever 💕 .
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

The Turkish word for “burger”... is “burger!”
(Dutch and I like to go to one American-based fast food restaurant in every country we visit.)⠀
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🍔 Burger King is the number one quick service restaurant in Turkey.
🍔This Burger King was like fast-paced choreography. Customers were poised to bolt to open registers... Long story short? No lines!⠀
🍔We were also stopped from taking photography!⠀
🍔99% of the Turkish population is Muslim Burger King
here is 100% halal.⠀
🍔 KOFTEBURGER: If you don’t know kofte, you can check my Egyptian/earlier posts. It’s a like meatballs and sausage- definitely a type of meat I love! Here it’s paired with cheddar, cucumber pickle, ketchup, mayonnaise and lettuce on a sesame seed bun
🍔BEAN BURGER: vegetarian! beans, cheddar, vegetables, sesame sandwich bread.
🥤AYRAN: You can grab this popular, here. It’s a salty yogurt drink. I feel like -for some reason- this drink rounds out a lot of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern dishes like ones with kebabs or kofte. .⠀
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#burgerkingslikers #halalfastfood#eatinghalaal #travelforfoods#fastfoodlover #eatingturkishfood#halalburgers #türkishfood #burgerkings #turkıshfood #turkishfoods#travelfoodblog #travelfoodblogger#internationalfoodie #eatinghalaal#turkishcuisine #travelfoodfinds#turkishlanguage #travelgrammer#burgerking👑 ⠀


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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

Spilling the tea!:
Some Turkish people get to sip tea while debating... for a living! 🇹🇷🍵🇹🇷🍵🇹🇷🍵🇹🇷
For hundreds of years, tens of thousands of Turkish Grand Bazaar vendors have chatted with all interested customers over tea. This is a tradition I very much admired.
What sort of tea would YOU offer a new friend?
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✨NEW BLOG POST: on why The Grand Bazaar was so LIT - link in bio. *NOTE: trigger warning on blog*
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#itssolit #grandbazaarturkey #loveshoppinghere #lanternslight #grandbazaarshopping #grandbazaarshops #grandbazaaristanbul #lanternseverywhere #sacramentobloggers #sacramentoblogger #sacblogger #istanbulcity #turkeyistanbul #istanbul🇹🇷 #marketstall #colorfulcity #colorfulworld #colorfulday #shoppinginsta #colorlove


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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

Totally delishish!!!!⠀
We enjoyed these shish kebabs at a restaurant our friend Unal took us to Tamara in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.⠀
✨DEETS✨⠀
🇹🇷Turkey is known for introducing shish kebabs to the world (şiş).⠀
🇹🇷Turkish shish kebab: ground/minced meat, onion, garlic and spices (ie: cumin, sweet paprika).⠀
🇹🇷Skewered and turned over coal.⠀
🇹🇷This is an urfa kebab. ⠀
🇹🇷They're like Turkish meatballs or sausages.⠀
🇹🇷Meaty, juicy and tender.⠀
🇹🇷Urfa Kebabs are named after one of the most famous kebab cities. It's in southeastern Turkey. ⠀
🇹🇷Adana is the spicier version of the Urfa.⠀
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✨SWIPE 1x: Tavuk' (tah-VOOK')- chicken shish kebab marinated in milk or yoğurt... then olive oil, spices⠀
✨SWIPE 2x: Turkish Baklava⠀
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

How fresh was the freshest fish you've ever eaten?⠀
🇹🇷DEETS🇹🇷⠀
🐟 Exquisitely carved boats (floating kitchens) line the Golden Horn off Eminönü square.⠀
🐟 SWIPE 👀 full length of one⠀
🐟 SWIPE to end 👀 "Balık ekmek" ("fish bread")... popular grilled/fried filet sandwich! ⠀
🐟 The fish is light and luscious.⠀
🐟Can literally walk off any docked "kitchen" boat into a small canopied restaurant.⠀
🐟Brightly uniformed hosts call to you, happily pose for tourists and photo bomb! ⠀
🐟You sit at one of many small tables huddled under a canopy with hungry tourists and locals alike.⠀
🐟 Table has lemon juice, seasoning and salt.⠀
🐟 Need anything else? Earnest little boys with water, juice or napkins take advantage of the feasting crowds to sell their wares.⠀
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BLOG POST for more info IN BIO
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

There’s a lata love about the Galata Bridge in Istanbul.⠀
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The bridge is dotted- more live covered- with people of all ages: fishing. ⠀
My next post is about how amazing the fish caught on the Golden Horn can taste!⠀
SWIPE: 👀 a Happy Dixie and a Happy Dutch
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

✨🇹🇷"İyi günler!"🇹🇷✨ ⠀
So begins our food stories from Istanbul, Turkey.⠀
STOKED to share with you!⠀
Just as eager?⠀
Link in bio: blog post about our arrival!
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SWIPE: photos my shutterbug hubby, Dutch took of me through the city! ⠀
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#traveltürkiye #travelbloggerlifestyle #sacramentobloggers #travelbloggersofinstagram #travelfoodlovers #travelbloggersofig #travelturkey🇹🇷 #istanbulcitylove #sacramentoblogger #sacblogger #istanbultraveldiaries #istanbultravelogue #mosquesaroundtheworld #turkeyistanbul #mosquesultan #travelloving #seetheworldincolor #beautifulearthdestinations #travelviews #istanbul🇹🇷


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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

Duck with me and get some honey-⠀
er, hoison sauce.⠀
✨FOOD STORY✨⠀
🇨🇳I 💯 get Peking Duck when I see it even when it's on the higher $$ of menus... but A LOT of Chinese food isn't priced as high as it should be, anyways
🦆Peking duck's been a fave of mine since before I can remember. I called it "quack quack" (horrible to think of, now)...
🇨🇳 My parents knew my faves: 1) shrimp fried rice and 2) peking duck. Those now comfort me, reminding me of the small, steamy-from-food resto my parents always brought us to.⠀
🦆 It was on El Camino Real (San Mateo). That space is now "Mama's Vietnamese Cuisine". My bro and I simply called it "Our Favorite Restaurant" and bummed out whenever the car pulled up to one of the other Chinese restos on the same 3 blocks. (One of those, The Silver Lake, is still open!)
📍 Ordered at New Hong Kong Wok, Sacramento.⠀
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

Are you empressed?⠀⠀
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🇨🇳Now and then Dutch and I like to order Empress chicken (Kwai Fei Gai) named after the empress who apparently loved this dish.⠀⠀
🍗 ...poached... cooked whole in hot water or a gingery broth. ⠀⠀
🇨🇳...has a clean, juicy feel to it that really features the chicken, itself.⠀
🍗 ...usually salt marinated, which makes it retain more broth⠀⠀
🇨🇳...usually paired with Geung yung (薑蓉) a beautiful savory sauce of minced ginger, scallion, oil.⠀⠀
🍗... texture -though not the taste- is a bit like Peking duck, American turkey or cold cuts in that it is soft but denser and chewier than American chicken.⠀⠀
🇨🇳... skin is light colored, textured and slippery. That may sound weird but authentic Chinese food is a celebration of texture as much as flavor.⠀⠀
🍗...reminds me of Tinola, one of my fave Filipino soups that comforted me as a child whenever I was sick (like a Filipino chicken soup).⠀⠀
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📍New Hong Kong Wok, Sacramento .⠀⠀
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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

🎶"I don't care who you are. Where you're from. Don't care what you did. As LONGAN you feed me." ⠀
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✨FOOD STORY✨⠀
💖 Sometimes dad brought home bags of longan to peel, deseed and eat them. I did, too. You could just pop 'em in your mouth like candy since they are firmer than lychee.⠀
🇨🇳To me, the trinity of Asian fruit = Lychee, Jackfruit and Logan.⠀
✨DEETS✨⠀
🇨🇳SWIPE 1x: 👀 longan drink I enjoyed
🇨🇳Longan and lychee share a tropical fruit fam. While it's just as juicy, longan is less intensely sweet than lychee. It's definitely firmer, too.⠀
🐉It's smalI seed and a thin skin add to it's name- "dragon eye" in Cantonese 龍眼- BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE AN EYEBALL... I guess it's a small dragon like Mushu from Mulan.⠀
🇨🇳Gows in Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, North Vietnam and New Guinea.⠀
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📍New Hong Kong Wok. I like it here: the menu is huge, service is patient and warm and you get a soup and a dessert with dinner.⠀
📍SWIPE x2: Soup of the day in a big bowl with ladle: melon with comforting ginger and crisp daikon⠀
📍SWIPE x3: Dessert of the day: smooth red bean and grass jelly soups⠀
📍SWIPE to end: Our usual sides at any American Chinese- ie: panfried chow mein , fried rice and veggies (here, Chinese broccoli/kale). ⠀
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#longans #chinesefoodlove #chinesefoodnight #sactowneats #sacblogger #asianfoodlovers #asianfoodbloggers #asianfoodlover #asianfoodies #asianfruit #sacramentofood #chinesefoodnight #chinesefoodlovers #asianfoodie #sacramentoblogger #chinesefoodie #chinesefoods #longan #visitsacramento #sacramentoca


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Dixie • Sacramento based EATER

🇹🇷⛴ 2 continents, 1 city⛴🇹🇷⠀
Istanbul, Turkey has the Bosphorus: taking a short ferry ride to either side means going from Europe to Asia (or vice versa).⠀
... And there's other magical things in Istanbul, too... like Turkish food!⠀
🇹🇷 Here we are on the Asian side of Istanbul (Kadıköy)... totally exhausted yet, like little kids watching a movie... trying to grasp to the magic all around us as long as we can before retiring for the night.⠀
💖Foodie Fam: I hope you stick around. Next week, I'll start my month-long feature on our lifechanging Istanbul food stories.💖⠀
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