It’s raining cats and dogs in Istanbul, and this time I am determined to get a pair of plastic rain boots. My father and I met up after work and went to a store and got the most beautiful looking and comfortable plastic rain boots. It got really cold in the evening and I started to feel really hungry. My father suggested that since we were close to the “Fasuli” branch in Cerrahpaşa district, we should go for a plate of steaming “kuru fasulye” (White kidney bean stew) and a plate of rice pilaf cooked with butter.
As soon as we entered into the tiny little shop we got rid of our wet rain coats and umbrellas and sat down for a hot bowl of black cabbage soup to start with, the famous soup of the Black Sea region accompanied by steaming corn bread, then we both devoured a bowl of white kidney bean stew and rice pilaf.