• Tour code: 19584P2
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Learn to cook one of Turkey’s quintessential dishes with a 3-hour cooking class in a real Istanbul home kitchen. Get hands-on as you prepare Manti (Turkish dumplings) together with your host, master traditional techniques, then tuck into your delicious homemade lunch.


  • 3-hour Turkish cooking class in Istanbul: Manti
  • Learn to make traditional Turkish dumplings, or Manti, in a typical home kitchen
  • Get hands-on as you roll the dough, spice the meat, and garnish the dishes
  • Tuck into a delicious homemade lunch, including Turkish tea or coffee
  • Master tips and techniques from an experienced chef
  • No experience necessary: suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Let's Cook Manti: Turkish Traditional Dumplings

How we do the Turkish dumplings

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.

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