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Oct 30, 2010 08:29 PM

What's This Leafy Green? (On Pizza, in Turkey)

What is the leafy green that was on top of my pizza at Lokal (near the Galata Tower in Istanbul)?

Also... eeeew.

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  1. Was it peppery? Looks like mature arugula.

    What is the "eeew"?

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    1. re: babette feasts

      It was pretty gross. The leaves were very thick and it was very bitter. It wasn't an appreciated pizza topping (though the rest of the pizza was good).

      1. re: Jetgirly

        Arugula can be VERY peppery, but I wouldn't describe it as bitter. I'm not convinced it's arugula, but can't tell you what it is!

    2. Looks similar to a cabbage leaf.

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