The country which is belonged to two continents at once is Turkey. According to its geographical location, Turkey’s territory is situated in two continents, Asia, and Europe. This fact makes Turkey has plenty of unique cuisines that you must try when you are visiting Turkey. Kinds of Turkey cuisine are derived from many countries. So, Turkey cuisine has a special taste that you may like it; it may tend to be like an Asians and European as well. Here are some most popular and yummy foods from Turkey that are recommended to be tested before leaving Turkey
This is one of the most famous dishes available in Turkey. It is known as a Turkey Meatball. As same as the other meatball, it is made of beef, lamb, or sometimes chicken. The meats then mixed with several spices, vegetables, flour, egg, and any other ingredients. It is shaped circular or oval and being baked, fried, or steamed. In the restaurant, Kofte is usually served with salad, sauce, and rice, and it is placed on a plate.
Kebab is one of the street or traditional dishes in Turkey. You may find it throughout some streets in Turkey. It is also able called as Turkey sandwich or burger. That is because Kebab is made of a slice of meat which is wrapped in a pastry, with some additional filling, such as tomatoes, onions, and some certain vegetables. Kebab is suitable to accompany you when exploring Turkey streets.
Another delicious food from Turkey is Kokore. Kokore is a Turkey cuisine which is made of the roasted offal of lamb or sheep (hearts, sweetbreads, lungs, or kidneys) wrapped by its intestines. It is usually served on a slice of baguette or sandwich with red pepper and oregano.
- Turkish Delight or Lokum
Besides those dishes of meats, Turkey also has a special snack called Lokum or Turkish delight. This kind of foods is nearly same as a candy. It is made of sugar and a gel of starch. In additional, Lokum is usually mixed with the other ingredients such as hazelnuts, chopped dates, pistachios, and so on. If you visit a Turkish delight store you will find various colorful Lokum inside it.