So many visitors do not go to the Asian part and I can definitely say that they are missing a lot. The Asian part is more local, more Anatolian and more sincere.
So, when you come to İstanbul, just take a ferry and go to the Asian part. For example you can go to an Kahvaltı Evi (Van Breakfast House) in the daytime to eat a traditional and Eastern breakfast. Even if it’s so classic for us, we go 2 or 3 times in a month. We order “serpme kahvalti” which means “breakfast, spread all over the table”. You can drink Turkish tea or filter coffee or a fresh orange-pomegranate mixed juice.
If it will be your first destination in Kadıköy and if you are planning to walk a long route, I advise you to eat menemen, a traditional eggs meal. After eating breakfast in Van Breakfast House, you will have a sense about our breakfast performance which is the best thing that we are doing :).