Noshing on Balik Ekmek along the Ferry Docks of Istanbul

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The Turkish men in their traditional dress holler at passersby: “Beş lire! Beş lire! Balik ekmek!” The smell of roasting onions and garlic entices the hungry ferryboat commuters to heed these calls. There’s no better way to wait for the ferry than to buy some balik ekmek, or fish bread, from these food stalls along the docks. The fresh Bosphorus catch simmers on the grills outside, before the men stick them on a large, crusty piece of bread with all the delicious herbs and spices, lettuce, tomato and lemon. For just beş New Turkish lire (5 YTL), one of these masterpiece sandwiches can be yours. As the Turks say, Buyurun or come on in.

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