Friday, May 27, 2016

2016Feb.Istanbul 22 - Karaköy Lokantası (3)

The final evening in Istanbul. Karaköy is a newly redeveloping area, good restaurants and accommodations are opening...

However, I kept eating the same place. I have one more series of dinner pictures of Karaköy Lokantası.
The corner of the building is always being displayed something cooking tools or utilities. This time, that 'white flowers' are made with sauce dispensers. I'm quite sure you DO know the dispensers of Red tomato ketchup or Yellow mustard. This is the white colored ones. Owner told me they have a great artist who makes those series of installations for them.

Now foods. But no difference from last time though.
"Yoğurtlu patlıcan salatası" is the Turkish title of Eggplant salad with yogurt and spice. This is my must-have item.

In this evening, I asked sheep.
Izgara Kuzu Pirzola, Grilled lamb ribs. Nicely sauteed and grilled, comes with barley, green pepper and tomatoes.

Each rib is kindly covered with aluminum foil, so it can be a fingering food.
It was late February, started a milk fed lamb season... very tender and yummy here. I'm such a predator.

Then... I cannot resist asking the season's special fruit compote.
The quince compote is only available in this season. When I come in May, this menu changes to fig compote which is dangerously good too.

The cut side looks like this...
Nicely colored and very exquisitely flavored. I do like quince in syrup, bu tthis is way better than such.

I have enjoyed my dinner at this lokanta, as always.
At the final, they serve a bowlful of clove... but I can go back to my room at 6th floor and use whitening Listerine instead. ☺

I ate too much again, brushed teeth, got quick shower and jumped in bed.


  1. obaKoba-sann,

    You’re spending the closing night in Turkey, and Karaköy should be a just redeveloped border where pleasant diners and hotels are accessible.
    Though, you’re dining at the identical location (lol).

    The edge of the constructed dwelling seems to present some objects concerning sizzling instruments or relevances.
    The 'white flowers' look as if they were 'extremely pale blooms' and are created with dressing dispensers.
    However, the series of installations are very interesting, I guess.

    best denki

  2. 今度は羊のお肉、野菜もちゃんと、焼き目が付けてあるのが面白い。ハーブが効かせてあって美味しいんでしょうね。マルメロのコンポートね、ヨーロッパでは当たり前のように有るようですけど、日本ではなじみがあまりないようで。これも、しっかりと味が染みていそうで、良い感じです。