In short Kanlıca yoğurdu is a yoghurt desert famous from the area Kanlıca in Northern Istanbul. A small restaurant of the same name got the idea to serve their own brand of yoghurt, very alike greek yoghurt, with confectioners sugar on the side.
The mix of the sour plain yoghurt and sweet powder is amazingly interesting. So much that the restaurant got famous for selling thit exact combination and created a whole menu of their yoghurt served with different toppings.
This less-known dessert was again one we’d never heard about. This wasn’t surprising as only one place in Northern Istanbul sells it. Sitting by the water looking at boats crossing the canal ‘Golden Horn’ Omer told us the story of how that specific restaurant in Kanlıca got famous by coming up with the idea for this incredibly simple but authentic desert. When we were done marveling over the fact that no one had ever poured powdered sugar over sour yoghurt before, he walked to a random boat and told us to jump in. Paying the owner of the boat a fee each we sailed across the canal, back to the heart of Istanbul.