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8 Delicious Things To Eat In Turkey That Aren’t Kebabs

27th April 2015

Try something new when you visit Turkey.

Check out these great dishes:-







1. Menemen

Menemen is a traditional Turkish dish which includes eggs, onion, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black pepper, ground red pepper, salt and oregano. White cheese and Turkish charcuterie products such as sucuk or pastırma may be added, although this strays from the traditional recipe. It is cooked with olive oil or sunflower oil. Menemen is commonly eaten for breakfast and served with bread. ↘

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2. Mantı

Manti or Mantu are dumplings popular in most Turkish cuisines. Manti dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, and either boiled or steamed. ‘Manti’ indicates either singular or plural. ↘

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3. Kuzu Tandır

The meat for this popular lamb dish is traditionally hung and slow roasted whole, and it often served with rice or potatoes, and yogurt ↘

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4. Lahmacun

Lahmacun (Turkish: Lahmacun "meat with dough") is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat (most commonly beef or lamb) and minced vegetables and herbs including onions, tomatoes and parsley, then baked. Lahmacun is often served sprinkled with ayran or şalgam and wrapped around vegetables, including pickles, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, and roasted eggplant ↘

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5. Dolma

Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in Turkey. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. The stuffing may or may not include meat. Meat dolmas are generally served warm, often with egg-lemon or garlic yogurt sauce; meatless ones are generally served cold. ↘

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6. Balık Ekmek

'Fish in Bread' - A very popular snack in Turkey. Fryed or grilled fish is placed in a half bread with salad and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. ↘

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7. Börek

Börek (also burek and other variants) is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo (or yufka), found in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. A börek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the börek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds. ↘

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8. Meze

Turkish meze often consist of beyaz peynir (literally "white cheese"), kavun (sliced ripe melon), acılı ezme (hot pepper paste often with walnuts), haydari (thick strained yogurt with herbs), patlıcan salatası (cold eggplant salad), beyin salatası (brain salad), kalamar tava (fried calamari or squid), midye dolma and midye tava (stuffed or fried mussels), enginar (artichokes), cacık (yogurt with cucumber and garlic), pilaki (foods cooked in a special sauce), dolma or sarma (rice-stuffed vine leaves or other stuffed vegetables, such as bell peppers), arnavut ciğeri (a liver dish, served cold) and çiğ köfte (raw meatballs with bulgur). ↘

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information source : wikipedia.org

 


 

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