All About Hafiz Mustafa and His Centennial History

Hafiz Mustafa Taksim Store

History of Hafiz Mustafa dates back to the 19th century. There were famous Anatolian confectioners in 19th century Istanbul. Those who came to the capital from the barren towns of Anatolia would probably turn to this branch of profession in solidarity with their fellow countrymen. İsmail Hakkı Bey, who came from the central town of […]

Turkish Delight History and Benefits

The name of Turkish delight is derived from the word “rahat-ul-hulküm” in Arabic. This word means “sore throat”. Of the nearly 600 years since it is manufactured in Turkey and within our traditional desserts. Although it first appeared in the 15th century, it entered the Ottoman palaces in the 17th century. The reason for being […]

All About Baklava and It’s History

Carrot Slice Baklava

  History of Baklava If you look for information on baklava on the Internet, you will face not only the Turks but the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and almost all the peoples of the Balkans. Greeks, Bulgarians, Armenians, Jews, Arabs, Baklava as their traditional sweet. Considering that the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean and the […]

Benefits of Mesir Paste

Mesir Paste

Mesir Paste, also known as mesir macunu is a herbal mix. Which is a tradition coming from Ottoman Empire. It was first made in 15th century as a medicine by Merkez Efendi. We have searched for the benefits of the mesir paste that has been healing for 474 years. Still, Mesir Paste is a popular healing […]

The Heart of Istanbul Beyoğlu & Taksim Places to Visit

Istiklal Street Tram

Beyoglu and Taksim, Istanbul’s heart, meeting place; culture, art, entertainment center, twenty-four hour life span. Everyone has a definition for himself. It’s a different memoir to everyone about Taksim Square. After Beyoğlu, before you come to İstiklal Caddesi you are crowded after all your wits. From everywhere, from every neighborhood, people flock to Istiklal. On […]

History of the Grand Bazaar Istanbul

Grand Bazaar, also known as Kapalıçarşı built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, is a historical shopping square surrounded by shops covered with roofs and domes. The bedrock is the core of the great area, which in the historical name is “Çarşu-yı Kebir”. The first bedestene that was built in 1460 was given the name of Cevahir […]