Why is this coffee being brewed over the sand? It’s fascinating to learn about the coffee in the sand story at #iloveistanbul , a boutique Turkish restaurant in the middle of Mong Kok.
Turkish coffee is thicker and stronger than any coffee made from other brewing method, and that’s because the finely ground coffee beans are not filtered out of the finished cup. You are actually drinking the coffee grinds, too.
This cup of Turkish coffee is brewed using a pan filled with sand, with flame underneath. Why the sand-filled pan? The span allows for total control over the heat. The cup left on the surface stay warm and the heat used for brewing can be adjusted by the depth of the coffee in the sand.
Here’s how the magic happens. The fine coffee grinds and water are added to a cezve, mixed, and placed in the hot sand. The sand creates an even heat, and the coffee foams to the top almost immediately. The cezve is removed and added to the sand three to four times and served in a small cup. The coffee grounds quickly settle to the bottom making for a strong, thick cup of coffee.
Simply a mesmerising experience just to watch how this coffee is made!
First 5 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ISTANBUL
1. A Mix of Cultures. Istanbul’s unique location between Asia and Europe, colorful history and inhabitants with different backgrounds, make this city so special. It’s a true melting pot of cultures.
2. Interesting Sights. Istanbul is full of interesting sights. There are beautiful mosques like the Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque. You can climb to the Galata Tower which gives you a 360-degree view of the city. Or visit the Basilica Cistern, the incredible underground cistern.
3 Location. Istanbul is located between two continents: Asia and Europe. The city is surrounded by water, full of steep hills and breathtaking views.
4. The Cats of Istanbul. Cats are everywhere in Istanbul, and I mean EVERYWHERE. If you stop on the street and look around, you’ll probably see at least five cats around you. I love cats, so being surrounded by cats all the time is just perfect. They are technically stray cats, but people still care about them and feed them. Also, many shops and restaurants have their resident cats
5. Restaurants and Cafes. The streets are filled with cafes and restaurants. There are so many options to choose from, and the food is fantastic....to be continued...
فيستيفال مكان جديد وفكرة عبقرية فتح الشهر الماضي في منطقة اتاشهير بالجانب الآسيوي من اسطنبول....
عبارة عن مهرجان للأكل والترفيه على مدار العام.... يعني طول السنة مفتوح وموجود.... 🔴ملاحظة: لايسمح بالدخول لمن هم اقل من ثمانية عشر سنة بعد الساعة الثامنة مساء .
... Festivall @festivallllll is a food court and entertainment dreamland, and as understood by its name, it's gonna be a festival and good vibes all year round....
Cuisine is American/ Fast food/ Music & Fun
Working hours: 12:00 -02:00
☎️: +90 212 219 65 30
Address: Barbaros Mahallesi, Ihlamur Sk. No:10, Ataşehir/İstanbul, Turkey
🔴Notice: Before 20:00 no age restriction, but after that +18
حلى موسمي في تركيا واسطنبول تلقونه حاليا في حافظ مصطفي، عبارة عن سفرجل يطبخ مع القطر ويقدم مع القشطة..
Ayva tatlısı with Kaymak, (made form quince fruit and clotted cream) it's a seasonal dessert, served now in @hafizmustafa1864
A cruise on the Bosphorus is probably the most overlooked Istanbul tourist attraction. Understandable, with such an abundance of historical sightseeing spots in Istanbul and too little time to squeeze them all into your short holiday. But take my advice and set a few hours aside to take an unforgettable Bosphorus tour. 🚤⛵