A tour around Turkey is not complete until you try the delicious meals. In addition to having some of the most beautiful destinations for tourists, the food is both mouthwatering and finger licking. Turks have mastered the art of blending different types of spices together, each complimenting the other. Their cuisines cover both vegetarians and meat-eaters. Here are the top dishes that will tempt you to extend your Turkey visa.
An average Turkish breakfast (Kahvalti) is usually heavy. This is why people are able to wait until lunch time without snacking in between. What is important to note is that all Turkish breakfast meals are accompanied with tea.
This is a clotted cream with honey dish which is spread on bread, cones or cake. The delicious meal is often nick-named ‘Turkish Crack’ because its sweetness is something one can get used to.
The most delicious scrambled eggs you can ever have is the Menemen.It is a mixture of eggs, tomatoes and spices like pepper. The meal is not only fulfilling but also nourishing.
3. Cheese, vegetable and spreads buffet
This is another mouthwatering breakfast consisting of cheese, cucumber, olives, tomatoes, parsley, and boiled eggs. The meal is served alongside various spreads like yogurt, cherry jam and tahini paste.
Lunch meals are also very refined and of superb quality. They can be either heavy or light but very nutritious.
This is rice usually mixed with beef or chicken,aubergines,chick peas or beans.The dish has several names depending on what it has been cooked with for instance;
- Tomato pilaf,
- Etli pilaf(rice with meat pieces),
- Patlicanli pilaf(rice containing eggplant)
- Uzbek pilaf(rice containing lamb,tomatoes,onions and carrots)
This is a pizza like dish with minced meat,onions and spices on top of a thin dough.People have unique ways of eating it or instance some squeeze lemon on it while others roll it first before eating.This is a popular fast food meal in Turkey.
This is a mixture of grated cucumbers, diluted yogurt, garlic and meat. It’s a light meal that is served alongside ice cubes during hot seasons. It is way better than taking ice-creams and other high cholesterol snacks.It can also be served with other foods.
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If you are one of those people who occasionally host dinner meals, trying a Turkish dinner will definitely make you the talk of the neighborhood.
This is a fish dish with lemon and parsley which is then steamed. Turkey being surrounded by water means that there are many varieties of fish dishes. Apart from the Bugulama other similar cuisines include Pilaki which is oven cooked fish accompanied with vegetables and onions.
2. Turkish Salads
Even though these are appetizers some particular salads can be served as a main course. Turkish salads are very nutritious and those willing to shed a few pounds can try some of these salads.
- Patilican Salatasi- Eggplant Salad
- Acili ezme- Mashed tomatoes with onions and other herbs.
- Kizartma- Fried tomatoes with tomato and garlic sauce.
Other heavier salads include;
- Borek- cheese, meat and vegetables stuffed in thin dough.
- Arnavut cigeri-liver cubes, onions and pepper.
To conclude if you have a Turkey visa, you are bound to be the envy of many food lovers because Turkish cuisines are in no doubt one of the most delicious in the world. It is one a way to people’s hearts.