Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Mediterranean, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Eastern European and Armenian cuisines
- Manti (Turkish Ravioli)
Manti (known as Turkish ravioli), which is one of the most memorable dishes of Turkish culinary culture, is served with fresh yoghurt, melted butter, chopped herbs and chili pepper flakes.
- Meze (Appetiser)
If you have a trouble choosing from the menu, get a crash course in a range of traditional delicacies with these cold Turkish appetisers. A typical meze includes about 20 items, from bean dishes and salads to dips and spreads, served with bread and drinks.
The most well-known Turkish dessert, baklava is made from many thin layers of flaky pastry and filled with nuts. The crispy baklava is sweetened with light syrup made from sugar, water and lemon juice to make it deliciously light.
One of the most globally recognized flavours of Turkish cuisine is no doubt kebab. The best known Turkish kebabs are Adana kebab, cag kebab, doner kebab, iskender kebab, shish kebab, eggplant kebab, tray kebab, cokertme kebab, beyti kebab, oruk kebab, bunyan kebab.
- Kumpir (Baked Potatoes)
Kumpir, which is one of the most famous street foods in Turkey, is known as the baked potato. This super baked potato is just like a masterpiece. You can prefer filling from a mind boggling range of ingredients, including corn, pickled red cabbage, pickles, russ salad, yogurt, sausage and olives.
- Midye (Stuffed Mussels)
One of the most popular street delicacies, Midye (known as stuffed mussels) can be found on almost every corner in the big cities and coastal holiday towns of Turkey. The mussles are stuffed with white rice and herbs, and with a few drops of lemon juice it is just ready for you to eat.
Kokorec is skewers of spiced sheep’s intestines stuffed into a half or a quarter of bread along with chopped tomatoes and green peppers. One of Turkey’s most popular street foods, kokorec will never disappoint you.