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    New Foods to Try in Turkey

    My Aunt is Turkish and I visited for two months last summer. I am an avid foodie and tried my best all summer to keep up with the locals, both in eating and drinking. After seeing a few of these forums I realize that a significant Turkish asset is being overlooked: the food. I have compiled a list of my favorite Turkish foods and welcome additional input!

    1. Traditional Turkish Breakfast: fresh cheese (white and light), cucumbers, tomatoes, homemade butter, fresh bread, jam, olives, and hard boiled eggs. This may seem odd compared to the American breakfast of eggs, bagels, and bacon, but Turkey is scorchingly hot in the summer and most places do not have AC. This breakfast is filling, light, and consists of mainly cold dishes.

    2. Simit: Similar to a thin bagel with sesame seeds. You can buy these anywhere, from street vendors to bakeries.

    3. Fried anchovies: Unlike our perception of anchovies (smelly, salty, and fishy) the fresh anchovies lack the fishy taste and their meat falls right off the bone after they are breaded and fried. Delicious when coupled with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes.

    4. Pide when stuffed with ground meat: This is also eaten as a breakfast dish, but I preferred it for lunch because it was fried and heavy with meat, but absolutely delicious.

    5. Stuffed mussels (Midye Dolma): Mussels stuffed with seasoned rice. These can be picked up by vendors along the shore or in fancy restaurants, but when it is teamed with a beer the dish is good no matter what.

    6. Potatoes!!! I had many potato dishes that were delicious, but be wary on hot days these dishes really weigh you down.

    7. Chai: No matter how hot it gets there is no such this as cold chai, and refills are always free. You drink it in an hour shaped glass complete with a saucer.

    8. Turkish Coffee: Very small servings, like the Chai, but a major kick of caffeine. They come in a variety of flavors and chocolate was my favorite

    9. Lokma - Fried cookies, similar to donuts, and when they are covered in fresh honey are delicious. They also come in cinnamon or sugar.

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    All of those sound delicious! I might try out some or all of those if ever I go to Turkey in the near future.

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    I really like the stuffed zucchinis (kabak dolmasi) made by hollowing out zucchinis and stuffing them with rice and meat. And the delicious šilbir, poached eggs served on yogurt and topped with paprika and olive oil. Not to mention the famous stuffed vine leaves. Amazing cuisine!

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    mmm1234...! I appreciate your effort. I would say that your shared information is very helpful for me as for other readers. I have a plant to go to Turkey with my friends in coming months then I will try your sahred food.

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    Well, guys let me say at first that I am a huge fan of traveling and so sure that it will be really helpful for those guys who are food lovers. I will must try that food whenever i will be there in Turkey and so sure that i will like it.
    Came back from my 2 day tour from boston..

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    i like to eat pide this is a kind of turkish pizza usually cooked in a large wood burning oven and topped with meat,
    chicken, cheese, vegetables or a combination of these.

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    New Foods to try in Turkey:
    turkish Delight
    Iskender kebab
    Manti
    Mezze
    Beklava
    Shish Kebab
    Gozleme
    kumpir
    Pottery Kebab

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    All of you have shared nice kind of stuff for those people who love to taste new food. I also love to eat something special and yummy. I am a tourist and always try to eat the special and famous dishes of any place. All of your posts will be quite helpful for me to eat special food in Turkey. I never visit this country and have no idea about the best food there. But now I would like to eat all dishes which you have mentioned in your posts during my tour of this country.

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    I just love Turkey so much. Have been visited the place and it was amazing for me trying some of the stuff like this out for sure. I am sure that exploring some of this always makes me feel like so much fun and that would be surely wow

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    Re: New Foods to Try in Turkey

    wow..thanks for the tips.. i wonder how is turkey now after the failed military coup?

 

 

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