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Saray: "Turkish Desserts" Istanbul Restaurant Tip by backpackerbaby

Istanbul Restaurants: 916 reviews and 1,212 photos

  On the left: asure, on the right: kazanbidi
by backpackerbaby

Different types of rice pudding and other desserts are placed in the display window saying, 'Come and take me!' to all the people passing the shop on the busy main street.

Not kidding, you'll totally agree with the above description if you pass by.

Apart from serving desserts, Saray also serves cooked food like kebap and soup.

I've visited Saray twice during my three days in istanbul. The first time I tried asure (Noah's Ark pudding made of over 40 ingredients) and kazandibi (caramelized pudding) while the second time I tried a baked rice pudding and a cherry rice pudding. They were sooooo delicious!!!

Price per dessert: around 2 Million Turkish Lira

Favorite Dish: I liked Saray's baked rice pudding (fIrIn sutlac) and cherry rice pudding the most. The sweetness was just right!

Address: istiklal Caddesi 102
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Opposite to the cinema 'Alkazar Sinema'
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 10, 2004
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