Street food or classical food, Turkey has a lot of specialities
I don’t know if I’ll be able to gather all the turkish specialities here (especially the pictures) but this list is going to evolve while I keep traveling est. Here is a first draft.
Classical street food
The Dürüm – Turkish bread, Beef or chicken and pickles. (Compared to what we have in Europe, the turkish version of the dürüm is a bit dry but it’s the real one, it sounds like they adapted the recipe for our european mouth)
Balik Ekmek – Fish sandwish (literally fish bread)
Karisik Pide – A pizza with the shape of an eye and with a mix (karicik) of everything on it (beef, peppers, sausage, cheese, egg…)
Midye dolma – Mussel stuffed with rice and spices
Simit – Sesame bread that you can eat like this or stuffed with butter or with nutella.
yaprak yapragi – Vine leave stuffed with rice, olive and spices
Manti – Little pasta stuffed with beef, mint, chili, lemon, garlic, red peppers, onions.
Paçanga böregi – Dumpling stuufed with beef, onion and cheese.
Kasar Pane – Crusty and fried cheese
Tepsi kebap (name of the pan that is used to cook this kurdish speciality) – Tomatoes sliced and cooked in the oven with cheap grease and salt + Green pepper also cooked in the oven + pide.
Yogurtlu Kebap (Yogurt, pepper and butter sauce, sliced beef meat, diced bread, tomatoes) – Very close to iskender (Sliced meat, diced bread, pepeer, yogurt and butter sauce, wheat and rice).
Classical Kebap (Piece of meat on a stick).
Kasar Peynir – Kasar cheese.
Baklava – Pistachio
Dondurma – Ice cream plunged into crumbled pistachio. And if you’re in the mood for a little game, you can try to catch the ice cream while the ice-cream man is playing with it and ringing the bell on top of your head to attract the kids.
Lokumu – Turkish delight.
keci boynuzu – literally goat horn – Dried fruit with a light taste of honey.
Bal – Honey, speciality of Kars together with cheese
Ayran – Drink made of yogurt, water and salt
Elma çay – Apple tea
Turk kahvesi – Turkish coffee