Let me eat cake
January 8, 2010
If you’re beginning to think that my days in Istanbul revolve around little more than eating, well, you’d be right. And yesterday was no exception. Süleyman and I were on Istiklal Caddesi, the main shopping street on the European side of Istanbul, so we took the opportunity to go and have some afternoon sweet treats at Inci.
Inci is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shops that populate so many of this city’s busy streets. A narrow old building with lovely wooden window frames and panelling, the shop serves huge piles of profiteroles, stuffed with a kind of creme anglais and smothered in unctuous chocolate sauce.
And let me tell you, after a plate of Inci’s profiteroles, the walk down the long stretch of Istiklal Caddesi suddenly seems a little more daunting…