Another purpose of traveling to other countries is to taste different food. Food is so vital that food itself is, at times, the sole reason for traveling. Trying new food goes beyond simply savoring the flavor of food; it is another way of experiencing and enjoying the history and culture of a country. In other words, we awaken our palate and undergo memorable experiences while traveling. There is an excellent place to eat in Itaewon where you can enjoy such an experience without traveling to another country.
As a travel destination with a good mix of eastern and western culture and plenty to see and enjoy, Turkey is also well-known for its unique dishes. In particular, the renowned Korean chef, Baek Jong-won praised the Turkish cuisine kaymak on Street Food Fighter, a Korean TV show featuring the chef’s gastroventure abroad. Kaymak is a creamy dairy food made of milk fat and goes well with bread garnished with honey. Alpedo is a place where you can enjoy this specialty in the streets of Itaewon.
Also featured on the popular Korean TV show You Quiz on the Block, Alpedo is a Turkish bakery run by a Turk. The exotic tiles and Turkish props throughout the bakery craft a vivid interior. At Alpedo, kaymak, softer than cream cheese and creamier than ricotta cheese, is served with freshly baked Turkish bread simit. The moment you take a bite of kaymak and the delicious simit sprinkled with sesame seeds, you will experience the taste of heaven.
Besides kaymak, patrons can also enjoy a variety of Turkish desserts and beverages. Among the many places to eat and enjoy in Itaewon, why not quench your thirst for traveling at Alpedo with some exceptional Turkish food and culture?