If you have visited the Philippines you have no doubt heard of Balut. It is a nearly developed duck fetus that is boiled and eaten out of the shell. I wanted to try one, but really had no idea about how to go about obtaining one. That problem was taken care of one day when we were waiting at the bus station for a tour bus to pick us up. A Philipino couple who was staying at our same hotel was waiting to go on the same tour and when the little old lady walked around with a [...]
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People often think that no Turkish food is vegetarian, but it’s just not true. Don’t get me wrong, the Turks love their meat! I don’t know many Turkish vegetarians. However, they have a vast amount of items that will easily fit into a vegetarian diet. Probably the most important thing to learn is how to ask if there is a vegetarian option.
You do this by saying: Vejeteryen menunuz var mi? or Yalniz sebze menunuz var mi?
A mezze is a small dish that the Turks, as well as other Meditteranean countries, either serve by themselves or [...]
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