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10 Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try

7th August 2016

Delicious Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try


Don’t forget to put yogurt on EVERYTHING.

1. Menemen

This traditional Turkish breakfast item is scrambled eggs cooked in sautéed vegetables and served hot with bread. Dip it, spread it, or spoon it up.

2. Mantı

Mantı might remind you of ravioli at first sight, but the traditional Turkish dish is completely unique in taste and texture. Small beef or lamb dumplings are boiled or fried and served with yogurt or butter, and often accompanied with a range of spices.

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.

4. Baklava

Nutty, syrupy, pastry dessert is never better than when served in Turkey. Often topped in ground pistachios, baklava is sweet and unique, and should be eaten fresh!

5. Pide
Often called “Turkish Pizza,” Pide is a boat-shaped flatbread served with a variety of toppings, often minced meat or spinach and cheese.


6. Meze

It’s common to have meze, or a range of cold appetisers, with drinks or in place of a full meal. Dinner guests are provided with around 20 choices, bean dishes, salads, and spreads on small dishes to eat with bread.

7. Şiş Kebap

 Meat on a stick originated in Turkey, wouldn’t you know? Sis Kebab is typically lamb, chicken or fish served on a wooden or metal rod, often with bread. Dip it in yogurt or eat it on its own; it’s always tender, savoury, and delicious.

8. Künefe

This unique Turkish dessert, made from cheese baked with shredded pastry dough and topped with pistachio, is a common treat for nights out as it’s difficult to make at home.

9. Balık Ekmek

A Turkish fish sandwich is best enjoyed along the water - whether you’re enjoying the seaside of Bodrum or taking a lounge by Istanbul’s Bosphorus, it’s common to see floating fish restaurants docked to the shore, and you mustn’t miss the opportunity to be served on one of those!

10. Turkish Coffee
True Turkish coffee is strong, thick, and best served with a fresh piece of Turkish Delight, baklava, or a slice of mozaik cake to take the bitter aftertaste away.

Original Source: Buzzfeed

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