9 Typical Turkish Foods to Try

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9 Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try

You may wonder which typical Turkish foods to try. In our country, authentic meals surround you, here are the 9 of best foods you have to try on your trip to Turkey. So, have you ever tried these typical Turkish foods?

Turkish Breakfast

Turkish breakfast (literally meaning before the coffee) usually consists of fresh white or wholewheat bread, honey, clotted cream, jam, sheep milk cheese, goat cheese, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, black olives and classic Turkish tea.


Turkish soups, which are very famous all over the world, 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, green lentil, red lentil, tomato, tripe and wedding are among the most renown soups of Turkish gastronomy culture.

Meze (Appetiser)

If you have a trouble choosing from the menu, get a crash course in a range of traditional delicacies with these cold Turkish appetisers. A typical meze includes about 20 items, from bean dishes and salads to dips and spreads, served with bread and drinks.

Olive Oil Dishes

Vegetable dishes with olive oil which constitute the core of the Turkish cuisine, are the key to taste and health. Turkish vegetable dishes with olive oil include a variety of delicacies, such as stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers, imam bayildi, and the similar vegetable dishes made with kidney bean, sea bean or artichoke.


One of the most globally recognized flavours of Turkish cuisine is no doubt kebab. Kebab is the common name for a dish where meat is coated around a skewer and grilled over a charcoal fire. In Turkey, almost every region has its own type of kebab. The best known Turkish kebabs are Adana kebab, cag kebab, doner kebab, iskender kebab, shish kebab, eggplant kebab, tray kebab, cokertme kebab, beyti kebab, oruk kebab, bunyan kebab.

Manti (Turkish Ravioli)

Manti (known as Turkish ravioli), which is one of the most memorable dishes of Turkish culinary culture, is served with fresh yoghurt, melted butter, chopped herbs and chili pepper flakes. Forty pieces of which are said to fit in one tablespoon. Some of the most delicious are Sinop manti, Kayseri manti, sosyete manti, hingel, Bosnak manti.

Kuru Fasulye

Kuru fasulye (known as white bean stew) is the other delicious Turkish food everyone must try. This modest dish of creamy blond beans stewed in tomato gravy has a great traditional flavour.


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 for you to drink.


Did you know that the world's famous dessert, baklava is from Turkey? The most well known Turkish dessert, baklava is made from many thin layers of flaky pastry and filled with nuts. The crispy baklava is sweetened with light syrup made from sugar, water and lemon juice to make it deliciously light.

9 Turkish Foods Everyone Must Try
Manti (Turkish Ravioli), Kayseri