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“Excelent and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Delicious Istanbul

Delicious Istanbul
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Owner description: Looking to experience the real taste of Istanbul? Join Olga Irez in exploring the local markets, visiting hand-picked vendors and food makers, tasting famous and lesser known local treats and, finally, cooking a Turkish feast at Olga's kitchen.Olga cooks and eats full time in Istanbul and also publishes popular food blog Delicious Istanbul, so her insights and tips put you on the fast track of learning all about Istanbul food.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excelent and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Fantastic experience! If you are interested on learning more about the foods and culture of Turkey, than you must, denifinetly, make one of the tours of "Delicious Istanbul".... or both!!!! Loved loved loved! Olga, thanks so much for the explanations, the recipes and the talks. You made our stay in Istanbul even more special and delicious!

Visited March 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfully Delicious Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

What an experience! From start to finish there was a great sense of occasion and camaraderie. Starting with a culinary tour of the Asian Market with Olga and our fellow 'chefs'; learning of family history, the gastronomy of the region, tasting many local delicacies and enjoying the sights and sounds. We made our way by tram to Olga's home where she was a very welcoming hostess and tutor. With a menu carefully planned to suit us all each of us helped create a three course meal - 3 starters, 1 main and a sweet - enjoying the food and flavours and the company of like-minded foodies.

A truly wonderful way to start our trip in Istanbul. Olga deserves a gold star!

Visited March 2013
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dublin
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great introduction to Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was a great find! Olga was interesting and very well informed about both local food and about Istanbul. The tour took us to both continents so we saw two very different sides of Istanbul. As there were only 6 of us on the tour we were able to ask lots of questions to which Olga always had the answers. We ate so much and it gave us the encouragement we needed to try the local restuarants and have a try Istanbul foodie experience. Without Olga I would never have tasted Ayran, Turkish pizza, unsulphated apricots, Turkish string cheese, clotted cream and all the other delicacies we tasted!

Visited March 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best choice to get an inside view of Istanbul!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The tour was great! Olga has an enormous knowledge of Istanbuls culinary habits. I had been to the Egyptian Market several times before but never before put my attenttion to all the things Olga showed us. So all of a sudden this crowded touristic market became familiar to me in a different way. I understood many things I didn't even notice before. Olga doesn't bother to go where everybody else goes, she follows her own experience and taste. This makes her tour an authentic and real experience! And she tought us to look behind the "touristic curtain".
Highly recommendable!! Thank you Olga :)

Visited March 2013
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Oahu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect for a first day in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a great way to spend my first day in Turkey; knowledgeable guide, interesting and fun other foodies and incredible cuisine!! Best orientation ever to a new city. Olga very professional and knowledgable and a great guide. Places we stopped were authentic and top quality. It was worth being out on a very cold and wet day to experience city like a resident.

Visited March 2013
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