Don’t leave Turkey without trying one of these foods!

Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Central Asian, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Balkan cuisines. It has pretty tasty dishes and you may want to take a bite from each one. You may say “kebab” is the famous, but there are more to taste!

If you are travelling to Turkey, here is a short list of unique tastes for you to try during your stay.

Mantı:Mini Ravioli

If you are a pasta lover, you will love this! Manti is a kind of Ravioli stuffed with ground lamb or beed. It is best when topped with Turkish yogurt sauce.

Köfte: Turk’s Meatballs

Kofte is Turkish version of meatballs and you must try it stewed, in Turkish bread sandwich or plain with yogurt.

Lahmacun: Turkish Style Pizza

Lahmacun is like a pizza topped with minced meat, chopped onion and garlic. You must try it with tomatoes, lettuce, parsley and lemon.

Simit: Turkish Pretzel

Simit is a very popular street food in Turkey. It is similar to pretzel and bagel, but it tastes a lot better! You will find this food everywhere on the streets.

Menemen: Turkish Egg Delicacy

It a breakfast item for Turkish people. Scrambled eggs are added to fried chopped onions, peppers, paprika and oregano and cooked slowly.

Çiğ Köfte: Spicy Balls

Get ready for some hot stuff! It is a spicy ball made with bulgur, onion and a lot of red pepper. This is a traditional food from southern Turkey.

Dolma: Stuffed Peppers

Peppers, eggplants or zucchinis are stuffed with minced meat, onion and rice. It is served warm. There is also a vegetarian option without meat.

Karniyarik: Stuffed Eggplant

A big and warm eggplant stuffed with ground meat, onion, tomatoes, pepper and parsley. Generally served with pilau, otherwise ask for it!

Baklava: Pastries

It is very very sweet and it is a classic! Flaky pastry layer, complemented by chopped nuts and held together by syrup.

Turkish Tea and Coffee

If you want to have a traditional experience you should try Turkish tea and coffe whics is a thick and bitter coffee served in special Turkish cups.

There are also Mezze, Iskender Kebab, Shish Kebab, Turkish Delight, Gozleme, Turkish ice cream and many more tastes waiting for you to taste in Turkey.