10 Delicious Turkish Foods You Have To Try

You can find a great variety of mouth watering dishes in Turkish cuisine, which is mostly the heritage of Ottoman cuisine. It is the mixture and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Therefore it is impossible to fit Turkish cuisine into a short list but we’ve tried:



It’s common to have meze, or a range of cold appetisers, with drinks or in place of a full meal. Dinner guests are provided with around 20 choices, bean dishes, salads, and spreads on small dishes to eat with bread.



Döner is a typical slow cooked meat sandwich, made with chicken, lamb, or beef and served with vegetables, spices, and garlic yogurt. Döner is usually available from takeaways, but don’t be fooled, it’s exponentially tastier than McDonalds.


Mercimek Köftesi

These vegetarian meat balls made from lentils, bulgur, and chopped vegetables are a common Turkish appetiser.



Su Böreği

This variation of börek is a strange and amazing cross between lasagna and pastry.Su böreği (or water börek) is made from dough softened and cooked in milk and eggs. Stuffed with cheese and spinach, it’s a moist and filling snack.



Turkish rice is simply put, delicious. Buttery and toasted, it can be the tastiest thing on your plate, and that’s not a bad thing. Don’t miss out on smothering your rice in yogurt – it’s actually amazing.



Dolma is often used to refer to stuffed vine leaves, but encompasses any stuffed vegetable. Vine leaves are popular in Turkey, but so are stuffed peppers, courgettes, and aubergine.


Turkish Coffee

True Turkish coffee is strong, thick, and best served with a fresh piece of Turkish Delight, baklava, or a slice of mozaik cake to take the bitter aftertaste away.



This unique Turkish dessert, made from cheese baked with shredded pastry dough and topped with pistachio, is a common treat for nights out as it’s difficult to make at home.



Nutty, syrupy, pastry dessert is never better than when served in Turkey. Often topped in ground pistachios, baklava is sweet and unique, and should be eaten fresh!

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Turkish delight are small, fragrant cubes of jelly, usually flavoured with rosewater, orange flower water or citrus fruit juice and heavily dusted with icing sugar.


If you want to enjoy these and many more delightful Turkish delicacies, call The Blueberry Trails to personalise your Turkey Holiday package. You can reach us at +91 8080 122 441 / info@theblueberrytrails.com

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