Turkish cuisine is very varied and full of different dishes. This is the reason why making a list of the best dishes is very hard.
In the following articles I will try to tell you about the foods that best represent this type of cuisine.
You must taste them at least once in your life!
ÇAY, AYRAN, TÜRK KAHVESİ
When it comes to drinks, Turkey has a lot to offer.
Çay, the typical Turkish tea, is the most consumed drink after water; it is served in a typical glass, on a saucer, together with two sugar cubes.
Another very popular drink is Türk Kahvesi (Turkish coffee). In Turkey, the preparation of coffee is practically a ritual made up of fascinating gestures and techniques handed down over the years.
The flavor of Turkish coffee is really intense so if you are not used to it, you will have to sweeten it with sugar.
Finally, if you are a yogurt lover, you must try ayran, a very fresh and thirst-quenching drink made with yogurt, water and salt. Furthermore, this drink is rich in beneficial properties which, over the years, have even interested the scientific community.
Lahmacun is a thin Turkish pizza, stuffed with meat and vegetables.
It is an appetizing Turkish cuisine snack that is also easy to eat standing up. Which is why it is very common as street food.
It is generally found in the normal or spicy version and is often served with Ayran, the yogurt-based drink.
LOKUM & AŞURE
Lokum(Turkish Delight) are small sweets with a typical cubic shape made from sugar syrup and dried fruit. With a chewy texture, these sweets have been produced in Turkey since the 15th century.
Another very popular and very particular Turkish cuisine dessert is Asure. It is a kind of pudding made with many different ingredients: cereals, legumes, cinnamon, sugar, raisins, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds, and pomegranate.
Ashure is also known as “the dessert of the tenth day” because it is prepared on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is said that the first to prepare this dessert was Noah on his Ark, using the few ingredients he had available.