5 Must Try Popular Turkish Dishes

1. Menemen


Menemem is a wonderfully spicy egg based dish cooked with tomatoes and chilli’s. A fiery Menemem is the perfect way to start your day. It is healthy, quick and easy to make and the protein from the eggs keeps you satisfied all the way until lunch time.

2. Köfte


Köfte is one of the most popular foods in Turkish cuisine. It can be made from ground lamb or beef or a combination of the two. Köfte can be served in a variety of different ways but the one thing that stays consistent is its delicious savoury taste!

3. Lahmacun


Lahmacun is a thin and crispy bread typically topped with minced lamb and herbs, onions, tomatoes and parsley. It is often served with a lemon for you to squeeze all over to give the Lahmacun a zesty twist. A bowl of fresh parsley is also commonly served with the dish. Lahmacun makes the perfect light lunch or snack, all you have to decide is whether you eat it buy tearing parts off or by rolling it up and devouring it like a wrap. The choice is yours!

4. Börek


Börek is a pastry that comes in many different varieties but most commonly comes filled with minced meat or spinach and cheese. Which ever Börek you choose will give you a satisfying crunch that will leave you craving more!

5. Şiş Kebap


Şiş Kebap is typically lamb, chicken or fish which has been cut into chunks and pieced through with a skewer and then cooked over a charcoal grill. Grab a pita bread and use it to wrap around the meat then gently slide it off to enjoy this succulent dish.