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29 May 2012


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Yep, strange but true. I'm glad you liked Musafir. The last time I was in there, what appeared to be a big tour group of Indians blew in, scarfed down heaping plates from the open buffet, and left.

The other Korean restaurant in Talimhane (the one connected to a Korean karaoke bar) is also good. Where is the Chinese place? I am willing to test it out.

Re: Indochine, that's lame and yes, low expectations are a good idea. I went a few weeks ago and while the atmosphere was nice, the server seemed a bit addled. We got off to a good start with some fairly tasty spring rolls but the entrees, while cooked with what seemed like fresh ingredients and not unpalatable, were missing something. I just read the review in Time Out the other day and realized why: The chef told the reviewer he doesn't use fish sauce because he doesn't want to put off palates that aren't used to it. Yani, Vietnamese değil!

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Don't waste your time or money at Indochine!

The pho is all wrong— the chef admitted to me that he learned how to cook Vietnamese food in America, and if I remember correctly, he had not been to Vietnam.

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