Thursday, May 31, 2012

the best twelve lira spent



One of the wonderful things we discovered in Antakya is that you can pick out some fresh fish from the fishmonger, then walk next door to a guy with a little hole-in-the-wall who will cook it up for you— for a mere three lira. This delightfully affordable and tasty meal would consist of a meaty, grilled sea bass (sadly, the levrek is not pictured), some grilled barbun (the lovely yellow-striped fish below), roka salad with pomegranate molasses, and grilled peppers.



The levrek was out of this world, with meat like a steak— but the barbun stole the show with its delicacy. Mint leaves a plenty, a never-ending supply of lavash smeared in spices... Who knew that heaven only cost about twelve lira?

6 comments:

hippilazman said...

i think im becoming hungry cus of you! yummyy!

szaza said...

Go grab yourself something delicious! :)

Joy said...

Sounds like a great deal to me! I've never seen this concept before in Istanbul though. Instead, most restaurants charge 20+ tl for a levrek or cupra! That's why I usually buy it and cook it myself at home. =)

szaza said...

Yes! Fish is expensive in Istanbul— but goodness, what a deal in Anatakya. Plus the size and amount of meat in the levrek was unbelievable for such a low price.

Sue Pownall said...

Hmm sounds & looks amazing.

Unknown said...

Thanks again for bringing the world to us!