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Mandabatmaz? WTF is a manda and why doesn't it sink? Clearly there's an idiom in this word.
His response: Shrug. IDK.
Google translate: Buoyant Buffalo.
Picture: Buffalo in a coffee cup? Still not making any sense. Feel free to chime in now, if you have any ideas...
Custom roasted coffee beans, a copper cezve, combined with a careful twist of the wrist and you have what is known to be the best Turkish coffee in the city. The shop is featured in all sorts of guides and it's a must-do. Coffee readings not included.
The first scene of Burnt Amber is in a place kind of like Mandabatmaz, but I took plenty of creative liberties with the decor. My coffee shop was purely my imagination. It's nice to see the vision isn't so far from reality.
$100 Weekend in Istanbul Frugal Traveler, The New York Times
Mandabatmaz: Grounds for Celebration IstanbulEats.com