My sister lived in Istanbul for a while and she loved it -- the food, the culture, the history, the people, etc. I visited her there and could not believe the history when we traveled outside of the city too, just amazing how ancient some of it is. Also that soup! That amazing soup! I don't even like lentil soup but their lentil soup is insane.
Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE
Is it a bit orangish/red in color? That's Mercimek Corbasi. It's quite easy to make and they even sell the packets of the soup in Turkish grocery stores. I can get the recipe from my mom if you'd like, and if we buy any packets (homemade is obviously better but the packets still taste good) perhaps I can send you a few if you're interested.