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December 12, 2012

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Anatolian Cuisine

by culinistanbul
Çiya Sofrası

A REAL ANATOLIAN CUISINE FEAST: ÇİYA SOFRASI

There are good restaurants serving good samples of Anatolian cuisine in Istanbul. Among these there is one that deserves praise because of both the delicious foods and the individual efforts of its owner. The place I’m talking about is Çiya. Actually Çiya is a taste concept of 3 different restaurants which are very close to each other; Çiya Sofrası, Çiya Kebap and Çiya Kebap 2. But in this article I am going to write about “Çiya Sofrası”.

Çiya Sofrası

Çiya Sofrası

The most important feature of Çiya Sofrası is its serving different tastes of Anatolia in accordance with their original ingredients and cooking techniques. Çiya’s this approach is being defined in the restaurant’s website as follows: “Even though Çiya Sofrası defines itself as a restaurant of “Southeastern and East Mediterranean Cuisine”, it is actually a reflection of a vast geography from Anatolia to Mesopotamia and the variety of culturally prosperous people that have existed on the land. Here, all the Azerbaijani, Georgian, Turkish, Arabian, Armenian, Ottoman, Syrian, Seldjukian and Jewish dishes are prepared according to the original customs and believes.

Alaca Çorbası / Alaca Soup

Alaca Çorbası / Alaca Soup

Unfortunately I cannot give a specific answer to your question about what eat in Çiya Sofrası. Because all the dishes served in the restaurant give you a good chance to explore the Anatolian cuisine culture. Here are some recommendations for the dishes that you can try in Çiya Sofrası: Keledoş, Ayva Yahnisi, Firik Pilavı, Alaca Çorbası and Dolma

Ayva Yahnisi / Quince Fricassee

Ayva Yahnisi / Quince Fricassee

Firik Pilavı / Firik Rice

Firik Pilavı / Firik Rice

Keledoş

Keledoş

Finally, I want to write something about Mustafa Dağdeviren, the owner of the Çiya Sofrası. Mustafa Dağdeviren is originally from the city of Gaziantep. From early ages he started to work as a master of kebab and oven in different restaurant. Because of his working with different masters, having experience in the kitchen and having individual interest in dishes, Mr. Dağdeviren has an enormous knowledge of Anatolian dishes. In addition to that Çiya is also a publisher. They publish books on gastronomy and a magazine, named with “Dish and Culture”. “Dish and Culture” magazine, published in every 3 months, has reached to 29th Issue so far.

As a result, if you want to try different tastes of Anatolia in Istanbul with their real tastes, Çiya Sofrası would be the best address for you.

Adress: Caferağa Mahallesi Güneşlibahçe Sokak No:43 Kadıköy – İstanbul

Telephone: +90 216 330 31 90

Opening times: Everyday in a week (1pm – 10pm)

Website: http://www.ciya.com.tr

How to get there

How to get there

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GERÇEK BİR ANADOLU MUTFAĞI ŞÖLENİ: ÇİYA SOFRASI

İstanbul’da Anadolu mutfağının güzel örneklerini sunan restoranlar var. Bunların içerisinde bir tanesi var ki hem lezzetli yemekleri hem de sahibinin bireysel çabaları nedeniyle övgüyü hak ediyor. Bahsettiğim yer Çiya Restoranı. Aslında Çiya birbirine çok yakın 3 restorandan oluşan bir lezzet konsepti; Çiya Sofrası, Çiya Kebap ve Çiya Kebap 2. Ama ben bu yazımda Çiya Sofrası’ndan bahsedeceğim.

Çiya Sofrası’nın en büyük özelliği farklı Anadolu lezzetlerini orjinal malzeme ve pişirme tekniklerine uygun sunuyor olması. Çiya’nın bu felsefesi restoranın websitesinde şu kelimelerle tanımlanıyor: “Çiya Sofrası, her ne kadar kendini “Güneydoğu ve Doğu Akdeniz Mutfağı” olarak tanımlasa da Anadolu’dan Mezopotamya’ya uzanan bir coğrafyanın sonsuz zenginlikteki kültür mozağiyinin geçmişten günümüze uzanan bir yansımasıdır. Azeri, Gürcü, türk, Arap, Ermeni, Osmanlı, Süryani, Selçuklu, Yahudi kültürlerine ait yemekler yörenin gelenek, görenek ve inançlarına uygun olarak hazırlanıp sunulur.

Çiya da ne yiyebiliriz sorunuza ne yazık ki spesifik olarak verebileceğim bir cevap yok. Zira, restoranda sunulan tüm lezzetler Anadolu yemek kültürünün keşfedilmesi açısından oldukça güzel deneyimler sunuyor. İşte Çiya Sofrası’ndaki  deneyebileceğiz birkaç yemek önerisi: Keledoş, Ayva Yahnisi, Firik Pilavı, Alaca Çorbası, Dolma

Son olarak bir de restoranın sahibi Mustafa Dağdeviren’den bahsetmek istiyorum. Mustafa Bey Gaziantep doğumlu. Küçük yaşlardan itibaren farklı restoranlarda kebap ve fırın ustası olarak çalışmış. Özellikle farklı ustalarla çalışmış olması, işin mutfağından geliyor olması ve kişisel merakı nedeniyle Musa Bey’in Anadolu yemekleri konusundaki bilgisi oldukça yüksek. Ayrıca Çiya bir yayınevidir. Gastronim üzerine kitaplar ve “Yemek ve Kültür” isimli bir dergi yayınlamaktadırlar. 3 ayda bir yayınlanan “Yemek ve Kültür” dergisinin şu ana kadar 29 sayısı çıkmış.

Sonuçta, eğer İstanbul’da Anadolu’nun farklı lezzetlerini gerçek tatlarıyla denemek istiyorsanız Çiya sizin için en doğru adres olacaktır.

Adres: Caferağa Mahallesi Güneşlibahçe Sokak No:43 Kadıköy – İstanbul

Telefon: +90 216 330 31 90

Açık olduğu saatler: Her gün (13:00 – 22:00)

Web adresi: http://www.ciya.com.tr

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dec 12 2012

    Hello Culinistanbul! You have a very classy blog! I am looking forward to visiting Istanbul someday soon. Now I know who to contact for good meals! :D Fae.

    Reply
    • Dec 12 2012

      Hello Fae. thank you very much for your lovely words :) I would be very if i could help you during your İstanbul trip. I believe you will find very delicious foods in İstanbul :) İsmet

      Reply
  2. Dec 14 2012

    Dear ★ Ismet ★,
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    Wonderful Holiday Season to you and yours! :D Fae.

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  3. Jun 21 2014

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    • Jun 21 2014

      Thank you very much for your encouraging comment :)
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