9 Foods You Must Try in Turkey

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For the Pasta lovers, Turkey has its own version of the classic ravioli dish. It is called Manti and is little dumplings that are stuffed with beef or lamb and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. This dish is very time consuming to make, but once you have tried it you will know it is worth every second of work.

Karniyarik or stuffed eggplant, a healthy dish consisting of an eggplant stuffed with ground meat, onion, black pepper, tomatoes, and parsley. Generally accompanied by Pilav (rice), this dish is hearty, full of flavor, and perfect for a filling meal.

The Kumpir or Turkeys Baked potatoes are a hearty meal by itself. These potatoes are oven-baked then split in half mixing the inside of the potatoes with tons of butter, and cheese, then adding different toppings such as olives, cabbage, corn, jalapenos, and so on. The list of toppings never seems to finish.

Pottery kebabs are usually served in traditional restaurants in Turkey. They cook the meat and vegetables in a closed clay pot, and when done the waiter will usually break the pots off at the side of your table. Not only is it extremely delicious but also a great show to watch.

Gözleme, possibly one of the easiest fast foods to find in Turkey, like a crepe, this savory Turkish flatbread is made from hand-rolled dough and is filled with various toppings, such as cheese, meat, vegetables, or potatoes. It is then sealed and cooked over a griddle. A must-try when you are visiting Turkey.

The ever so famous Simit, a mix between a bagel and a pretzel, this popular street food can be found on most city streets. And is usually served with a filling of cheese, jam, or even sometimes with Nutella. You can enjoy one alongside Turkeys famous apple tea or chay.

Turkeys Ice Cream or the Dondurma, it may taste like regular ice cream from all over the world, but has a different texture, it is very resistant to melting and has a feeling of chewiness to it. Dondurma sellers have their own show when preparing one for you. You may have seen them around they have a special way of dealing with their customers usually teasing them a bit before giving them their Dondurma.

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