Turkish cuisine is a fusion of central Asian, European and Middle Eastern cuisines. Depending which part of the country you’re visiting there are different types of spices, vegetables and specialties. When I visited Turkey, I went two cities which were Izmir and Istanbul, and both cities had delicious foods I would totally go back for again. Here are the foods I tried and highly recommend when you visit Turkey.
13 Foods to try in Turkey:
Description: A crispy bread covered in tomato sauce and topped with ground meat. It looks like a pizza.
2. Turkish Delights
Description: Soft and chewy dessert made from starch and sugar. These come in different vareties – with nuts, pistachio, etc.
3. Turkish Tea
Description: Different teas from Turkey, the most famous is the Cay which has a reddish color served with sugar.
Description: A ball shaped fried dough topped with coconut and syrup.
5. Lamb Chops
Description: Lamb chops marinated with spices and served with vegetables.
6. Tropicana Cherry Juice
Description: Tropicana Cherry juice (I think they only have this in Turkey).
Description: A dip made with Turkish yogurt, herbs and cucumber.
8. Yogurtlu Havuc
Description: Another dip made with Turkish yogurt and chopped carrots.
Description: A Sweet dessert made with filo pastry, nuts and sugar.
10. Chicken Shish Kebab
Description: Chicken marinated in yogurt and then grilled.
11. Eggplant Salad
Description: Chopped eggplant mixed with tomatos and herbs.
Description: Fried egg plant and potato salad with tomato sauce.
Description: It’s a thin and puffy bread with with sesame seed on top.
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