Before heading to Istanbul, I had watched an episode of No Reservations with Antony Bourdain and had created a list of  eating spots combining Tony’s list with some spots I found on Istanbuleats.com. Obviously then, I was excited to taste Turkish food. I expected this smorgasbord of meats, cooked for hours and flavored with spices from the world over. But what I got was tender meat without much flavor.  Dont get me wrong the food is decent, but nothing to rave about. One other thing that bothered me was that Istanbul being this cultural hotspot should have more choices in their food. Almost all restaurants had the similar tasting dishes on similar looking menus. I, however, didn’t care for what their menus looked like as I had my mind set on Shawarma…