Maybe you have the willpower to say no, but for most people mouth-watering Turkish cuisine is hard to pass up. Not only are there mountains of Turkish Delight and juicy kebabs, but there are so many other delicacies you must try!
Manti (Turkish Ravioli)
It takes time to make these heavenly little lamb/beef-stuffed dumplings, though the speed at which most Turkish women can make them is impressive! Covered in a yoghurt and spice-laden sauce, this Turkish dish is completely unique.
Can’t decide what to have? With an assortment of dishes to pair with bread and drinks, Mezze is the ideal way to try a bit of everything. There are typically beans, salads, spreads, and cheeses.
Kumpir (Baked potato)
For the ultimate carbo-loading, a Turkish baked potato is like no other. The fluffy insides are whipped up with butter and cheese then it’s up to you which toppings to add – meats, veggies, sauces and more cheese.
Like messy scrambled eggs or a take on shakshuka, menemen is a breakfast dish of spicy eggs cooked with oil, tomato and capsicum. It’s usually served in the metal dish it’s cooked in and eaten with chunks of bread (of course).
Fried, braised, vego or meaty – an array of eggplant dishes exist in Turkey. All are so flavoursome that there’s no excuse why you aren’t eating your 5 servings of veggies a day!
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TOP IMAGE: Chef serving a meal at a restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. (Yulia Grigoryeva / Shutterstock.com)