10 (Turkish)

List by: anika854, created: 31 Mar 2018, updated: 31 Mar 2018 Public: Users can add dishes

For those who move beyond the initiation of döner kebab, Turkish cuisine rewards curiosity with time-honed flavors and some of the tastiest street foods in the Mediterranean. Here are 10 Turkish dishes must try.

1. Menemen


This is a traditional Turkish dish which includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black pepper, ground red pepper, salt and oregano. Onion, garlic; Beyaz peynir and Turkish charcuterie products such as sucuk or pastırma may be added, although this strays from the traditional recipe. It is cooked with olive oil or sunflower oil.

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2. Dolma


Dolma is a family of stuffed vegetable dishes common in the Mediterranean cuisine and surrounding regions including the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, Central Asia and Middle East. Common vegetables to stuff include tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. Meat dolmas are generally served warm, often with tahini or egg-lemon sauce. Dolmas prepared with olive oil and stuffed with rice are generally served cold with a garlic-yogurt sauce. Stuffed vegetables are also common in Greek cuisine, called gemista, as well …

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3. Doner Kebab

döner, döner kebap (Turkish)

Döner kebab is a type of Turkish kebab, made of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. Similar dishes cooked on a vertical rotisserie are the Arab shawarma, Greek gyros, and Mexican Al pastor.


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4. Lentil Soup


This refers to a variety of vegetarian and meat soups made with lentils. The soup may consist of green, brown, red, yellow or black lentils, with or without the husk. Dehulled yellow and red lentils disintegrate in cooking, making a thick soup. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…

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5. Cig Kofte


This a raw meatball dish in Turkish cuisine. It is traditionally made with either beef or lamb, and usually served as an appetizer or meze. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%…

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6. Lahmacun

Lahm b'ajeen, lahmajoun (Lebanese) (-Middle Eastern-) (Turkish)

Lahmacun is a popular dish in Lebanon,Syria,Turkey,and in Armenian and Turkish communities worldwide. Lahmacun is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat.

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7. Manti

Mantu (Turkish)

The dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, and either boiled or steamed.

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8. Borek

Burek (Croatian) (Turkish)

This is baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo or yufka. A borek may be prepared in a large pan and cut into portions after baking, or as individual pastries. The top of the börek is often sprinkled with sesame seeds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…

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9. Imam Bayildi

imambayildi (Turkish)

This is a dish in Ottoman cuisine consisting of whole eggplant stuffed with onion, garlic and tomatoes, and simmered in olive oil. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%…

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10. Pilav


There is a great variety of pilaf in the Turkish cuisine, yet the easiest one to make is the most favorite and available.

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