There is nothing more delicious in this world than Türk mutfağı (Turkish cuisine)! It was love at first taste for me! Heritage of a multi-cultural empire, Turkish cuisine tastes like Anatolia peppered with Middle-Eastern and Central Asian spices, sprinkled with Mediterranean olive oil and flavoured with Balcan herbs. A mouth-watering experience! An explosion of flavours and colours!
Some lezzetli (delicious) proofs from my Turkish adventures:
Turkish kahvaltı (breakfast):
Ekmek (bread), salata (salad), ayran, peynir (cheese), zeytin (olive), ızgara et (grilled meat)
A quick solution for breakfast, with love from the Aegean coast (Izmir):
İzmirli Kumru (sandwich made of green pepper, tomatoes and cheese)
I don’t remember the name of the following dish, it resembles tavuk şiş (grilled chicken) with sebzeler (vegetables):
it was delicious!
A very popular food in Eastern Turkey, in Elazığ they had a whole street of köfte restaurants:
çiğ köfte (Turkish steak tartare)
Favorilerimden bir tanesi (one of my favourite):
lahmacun (Turkish pizza with spicy meat and vegetables)
And after a square meal the best Turkish way to quench our thirst is
Taze ayran (fresh ayran) ve sıcak çay (and hot tea)
- Türk mutfağı=Turkish cuisine
- Afiyet olsun!=Enjoy your meal!
- öğle yemeği=lunch
- akşam yemeği=dinner
- biber=pepper (karabiber=black pepper; kırmızıbiber=red/chilli pepper)
- ayran=diluted salted yoghurt drink
- lahmacun=Turkish pizza with spicy meat filling
- çiğ köfte=Turkish steak tartare
- sığır eti=beef
DEVAM EDECEK- TO BE CONTINUED