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Pastirma and cheese sandwiches

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Pastirma and cheese sandwiches

I'm asking in the Istanbul forum because I think it has more Turkish citizens than other forums and therefore can give better advice on this.

I will be staying two nights in Pamukkale and plan to take a full day to visit not just the pools and the thermal bath but the Hierapolis archaeological site as well. I understand that the food within the site is not only expensive but of poor quality.

I will be there on Monday, October 1.

So I was thinking of taking some water, fresh fruit, and sandwiches to eat.

Since pastirma is air dried cured I would think I could use it with some cheese to make sandwiches.

Suggestions please. Thanks.

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1. Re: Pastirma and cheese sandwiches

I love pastırma. But while toasted pastırma and cheese is probably OK, I think you may find the uncooked version a bit, well, chewy. I also hope you're not planning on going out in company afterwards. :)

My suggestion: buy some "jambon" - a sort of light salami made from veal, chicken or turkey - or maybe "gögüs füme" - sliced chicken or turkey - and use either of those instead for the sandwiches.

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2. Re: Pastirma and cheese sandwiches


Pastırma is covered with fenugreek which smells uninvitingly. I double GG's advice.


Edited: 4:44 am, September 25, 2018
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