"Kokoreš" Local Food Tip by H-TownJourneyman

Local Food, Istanbul: 53 reviews and 113 photos

  If I only knew what I was eating right now!!!
by H-TownJourneyman

Kokoreš, oh my, Kokoreš! :) Sold on many street corners throughout Istanbul, it is basically a flattened sandwich on toasted bread, with sheep intestines and a little pepper and spices. My friends, who are native Turks, decided to play a little trick on me one night, and tell me we would get some street food, that was made of beef. When we got some kokore? at a local street vendor near Taksim, I began eating it, and thought it was quite delicious. I never even suspected I was being dooped! :) After we finished, my friends informed me of what I had really eaten! After my initial gag reflex went away, I was like, "Hey, whatever it was, it was pretty good!". It is definately a great tasting fast food choice while in Turkey. But the question is, do you know what you are eating?!! :)

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2007
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