Top 7 most mouthwatering dishes of Turkish cuisine

Published December 07,2018

 You may wonder which typical Turkish foods to try. In Turkey, authentic meals surround you, here are the best 7 of foods you have to try on your trip to Turkey.

Turkish people are passionate about food. Turkish cuisine is world renowned for its diversity and flavour, drawing influences from all corners of the former Ottoman Empire, and each region today boasting its own specialities.

It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world, fully justifying its reputation. Fresh, local and seasonal produce are at the heart of Turkish cuisine.


Kebab is the common name for a dish where meat is coated around a skewer and grilled over a charcoal fire. The best known Turkish kebabs are Döner Kebab, Iskender Kebab, Shish Kebab, Adana Kebab, Kuzu Tandır.

Pickle is the another typical food to Turkish cuisine. Often, Pickle is displayed in colorful, decorative jars, particularly in the windows of many specialty pickle shops. These shops also offer a wide variety of pickle juices.

Turkish ravioli
Turkish ravioli is known as Mantı, forty pieces of which are said to fit in one tablespoon. Turkish ravioli is served with fresh yoghurt, melted butter, and chopped herbs and chili flakes.

Vegatable dishes with olive oil
Vegetable dishes with olive oil, which constitute the core of the Turkish cuisine, are the key to taste and health. Vegetable dishes with olive oil include a variety of delicacies such as Sarma, Dolma, Imam Bayıldı, and the similar vegetable dishes made with kidney bean or artichoke.

White bean stew
White Bean Stew is the delicious Turkish food everyone must try. This modest dish of creamy blond beans stewed in tomato gravy has a great traditional flavour.

Turkish breakfast usually consists of fresh white bread, honey, clotted cream, jam, sheeps’ milk cheese, tomatoes, egg, cucumber and black olives, washed down with black tea.

Soups have a special place on the Turkish diet. Soups can be consumed any time of the day and may be served hot or cold depending on the recipe. Tarhana, Yoghurt, Lentil, Red Lentil and Mint, Tomato, Tripe, Wedding, are among the most renown soups of the Turkish cuisine.

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