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January 21, 2006



Built within one of the few original Art Nouveau buildings in Istanbul, and located near Taksim, changa (meaning "mix" in Swahili) is a new fusion restaurant & bar that serves dinner everday except Sunday.

The atmosphere of changa singles it out from the others in Istanbul as it combines old and new, classic and modern. changa's menu is prepared by Peter Gordon* and the type of food could be described as "Pacific Rim" or "Fusion" ... Fusion, at its best, allows ingredients from all over the globe to be marinated, cooked & served together in harmony on the same plate.

Changa_building *Peter originates from the coastal town of Wanganui, New Zealand. He moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1981 and cooked there for 5 years before travelling through Asia for a year – eventually returning to New Zealand. After 2 1/2 years running the kitchen of The Sugar Club in Wellington, Peter moved to London in 1989. A well-known chef in both Britain and abroad, Peter’s food style, loosely called Fusion, was initially inspired by his year of travel throughout South East Asia, and his continuing travels to all areas famous for their culinary delights only increases his interest. ‘I treat the worlds culinary resources as one huge and exciting larder’. Recently Turkey and Spain have provided much inspiration. Peter Gordon, consultant chef of changa is at the forefront of fusion cookery today.


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September 16, 2005

What Would Us Like To Have For Lunch?


Here are some Valencia stuff...After walking everywhere , did some shopping we were exhausted and hungry , so we decided to have something to eat and we found that nice place called " La Taberna de Marisa". Very well decorated with perfect food and a cute waiter(again??).He had that "i'm ice-cold" look with a girly attitude. He served the best meal with his provocative arms and cute face with that "fuck you" looks(LOL).God knows when he asked if we have some dessert , we'd almost tell "you":)


August 25, 2005

Good Taste in Neighbourhood


Fauna is a small cafe with home made delicious pasta. It's located in the next street to our apartments.When we're tired to cook after work(like today) we generally go there to eat or have a cup of coffee.The owner of the place is a professional photographer and he is a very briliant cook in the same time.He has a very good taste and he really enjoys cooking. Fauna is a peaceful place.We really have great time there.