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Hello, I have been in Istanbul for about 1.5 years. During these days I could never buy good meat! I don't say that meats have bad taste but let's explain more. In AVMs there are two options. First the butcher second is the one you can take from the refrigerator. The second is not what I want since you don't know what it is. But, the advantage of this kind is that they do not have black color. The butcher in AVMs and personal butchers most of the times some part of the meat is black! I don't know. I paid money I expected to have good meat. Maybe it is not a problem and I am sensitive. But
Most every neighborhood in Turkey has a kasap (kah-sahp), or butcher, as do the medium-to-large-sized chain supermarkets such as Migros and Kipa. The selection, and quality, of the meat can vary, so visit a few to find the best place to buy. At the butcher shops you can buy cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, and in some places, turkey. Few butchers sell pork products, but in the tourist towns they often have pork specialty shops which cater to the foreign expat and tourist population. The smaller neighborhood butcher shops usually deliver. Get a business card and then just call them, tell
Since Turkey is a Muslim country, Pork isn't always easy to find. But some stores which sell pork can be found in the tourism cities and towns along the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts. There, the Migros and Kipa grocery stores, among others, keep gammon ham, bacon, and sausage in refrigerators separate from the non-pork meats. Unfortunately, pork is more expensive in Turkey than it probably is in your home country, and the bacon is usually higher in fat. Some tourism towns have specialty shops where you can buy much higher quality (and cheaper) pork meats. Since their clientele is almost