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Respond to Review of Kikero Falafel
by volkan

Review: You may associate falafel with middle east and expect to find it as a local staple food in Turkey, but make no mistake, falafel is basically unknown food in this country, especially in the western part. So it has been these type of newly emerging cafes that have been introducing falafel to Istanbul. If you are used to having falafel in Lebanese or Syrian places, this cafe will surprise you a little bit. The first thing you will notice when you enter that place is that the place is basically spotless. The guy who makes the falafels wears plastic gloves and uses different tools for each food item. He carefully places tomatoes and uses a plastic spatula to spread hummus perfectly around the tortilla bread. Compared to your local labanese guy who puts everything together in thirty seconds and serves your wrap with his bare hands, this will be a different experience. It even made me question that having prepared that carefully if it would taste anything at all. But in fact, it did, it was not the best falafel I ever had and it was a bit dry, but I got a decent falafel and I was happy to be full. Try the place if you are already around, but probably it is not worth to travel just for that.


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