After 2 and a half years in Istanbul, I still think that Güllüoğlu Karaköy is the best place for su böreği...
For those who don't know it, su böreği is a salty pie made of layers of flat dough (Yufka) stuffed in between with white cheese and parsil. Anyway... you can get an idea on the photo.
Back to Güllüoğlu. Everywhere in Istanbul you can see Güllüoğlu shops... BUT the only real one is the one in Karaköy (see map on the website). The little story is that Güllüoğlu didn't buy the copyright and got his name stolen!
The su böreği is perfect there. Soft inside, stuffed with the perfect quantity of white cheese and crispy on the top. You can have it with tea or limonata. After, as a light desert you can have a little baklava as well! Again... they are perfectly crispy!
The shop is close to the pier. They renovated it recently, unfortunatly! It used to be an old fashion shop with white marble walls and ground. But it is still quite nice with its wooden architecture and especially with all those big plates full of börek, baklava...
I must go I'm starving now...
Kemankeş Caddesi / Rıhtım Caddesi 83
Tel. (0212) 293 09 10
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