Meet your guide, an experienced local chef, in Taksim Square, and travel the short distance to the family home where your cooking class will take place. After greeting your hosts, learn more about the dish of the day, Manti, a historic Ottoman recipe of spiced lamb or beef mince dumplings, served with garlic yoghurt and chili butter sauce.
Set to work as a team to season and cook the meat, blend the sauces, and roll out the dough, then have fun cutting and shaping the dough into dumplings. Along the way, pick up plenty of tips to help you recreate the dish back home, and get a taste of typical Turkish life as you chat with your hosts.
Finally, sit down to enjoy your home-cooked lunch of delicious Manti, and taste for yourself why it’s one of Turkey’s most beloved dishes. With your appetite sated, your guide will escort you back to Osmanbey Metro Station, which is one stop away from Taksim Square.
Please note: Please advise your guide of any food allergies in advance.