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Canım Ciğerim – Istmbul, Turkey

Tomislavmedak-Canım_Cigerim(Above photo  © Tomislav Medak)

Canım Ciğerim

(90)  212 252 6060
Asmalı Mescit Mah. Minare
Sok. No. 1  34430
Beyoğlu, Istmbul, Turkey


11:00am  12:00 pm – daily

Canım Ciğerim is one of those places that we found with our noses, wandering the back streets of Istanbul – only to find out that it is in fact quite well known!  The name has a literal  translation  to ‘”my soul, my liver”,  grilled liver being the specialty of the house – but there are  many standard and vegetarian options.

A kebab house with a grill afire full of tangy meats and veggies – the smell wafts well down the street – drawing in all hungry passerby!  Grab yourself some skewers and top with the tasty condiments – pomegranate molasses,  grilled tomato, grilled onions and peppers  fresh dill,  fresh parsley,  fresh mint and chili paste.

I’m sure the team at Canım Ciğerim is there right now laughing and grilling 🙂


Next door an Ottoman desert called Künefe a melted cheese wrapped in shredded filo dough, soaked in honey  and topped with pistachios

Sudhamshu(Above photo Künefe  © Sudhamshu)

Kanyon – Istanbul, Turkey

Kanyon 007(above Photo © Refik Anadol)  to be confirmed

Kanyon Mall

(90) 212 344 0150
Buyukdere Cad. No:185 Levent,
Besiktas-  Istanbul, Turkey


10:00 – 22:00 Daily

Ok- for whatever reason when traveling we always wind up at a mall.  We could look at it in a low-brow way and say its due to our innate consumerism – or high-brow and look at it as the apex of a cultures economic stature.

Whichever view you take, the Kanyon Mall is worth a visit purely for it’s architecture -courtesy of Jerde Partnership and Tabanlioglu Architects.  It is an open air experience with multitudes of shapes and voids that create dynamic visual experience. It is definitely sci-fi movie set worthy.

Embedded in a large modern office and residential complex, Kanyon is  a destination for local luxury shopping.   While there, you can grab one a the an excellent bite at their incarnation of the House Cafe.

Kanyon Shopping Mall(above Photo © Mathias Matzat)  to be confirmed
 Istanbul | Kanyon(above Photo © Jan Martin)
Kanyon (above Photo © Robert Gall)

"eye"(above Photo ©  Ioannis Stampoulis)