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Turkish Ravioli – Mantı

Last night I grabbed dinner close to home at Casita, the closest place I knew for sure had mantı, little meat dumplings covered in yogurt. As I was eating my heaping bowl of mini ravioli, I reflected on the other Turkish food I had see that day that reminded me of an Italian dish. While walking through the Spice Market I saw taralli, little round breadsticks. In Karaköy and Eminönü I spied kokoreç, a larger version of turcineddhri from Puglia, lamb intestines roasted on a spit. Coincidence? Or is it something about the shared conquest and cultural exchanges between the East and southern Italy that has created a distinct culinary impression that has lasted for over 1000 years.

Abdi İpekçi Cd. Atiye Sk. No 3

2016-01-08T12:17:05+00:00 March 3rd, 2009|Categories: Carbs, Istanbul|4 Comments


  1. Mama Parla March 3, 2009 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    that dish looks amazing – did we eat that last jan?

  2. Katie March 4, 2009 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    çok iyi! my goal is to make them myself while im here but im not so confident in my turkish culinary abilities. ill keep you posted!

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  4. jasmine December 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    mmmmmmm mmmm…. very delicious i have tasted. it’s amazing!! you should taste… Turkish cuisine is very delicious “Baklava” turkish delight mantı, olive oil..

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