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Jun 3, 2010 09:28 AM

Heading to Hong Kong and Istanbul

Hi folks. I know this board is about the Bay Area, but I'm leaving from SF to go abroad for a bit, and figured the Bay Area crowd might have spent a good amount of time in Hong Kong and Istanbul. Can anyone make any recommendations for "must eat" experiences in either city? Thanks!

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  1. For Istanbul, I went to Ciya Sofrasi in Kadikoy (Asia side). That was awesome. You could also try one of the hole in the wall shops in the fish market there on the way.

    Try the lokum (Turkish delight)! I particularly like the pistachio and rose varieties. The flavor is not too sweet and does not taste artificial.