National cuisine of Turkey 2

Fish dishes

Given the fact that Turkey is a maritime power, which is washed by the salty waters of the Black, Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara Seas, it is quite logical that incredible seafood delights are cooked here.

While relaxing here, be sure to try the mussels. Large shells are stuffed with rice, mussel fillet with spices. Sprinkle with lemon juice before direct consumption.


In fact, this is ordinary bread with fish. But how delicious: a fried dorado or sea bass fillet with onions, tomatoes and lettuce is laid out on a baguette. Don’t forget to drizzle with lemon.


Turkish anchovies will melt the heart of even a sophisticated gourmet. They are fried over high heat in flour batter and laid out on a plate. From above the fish is sprinkled with greens with onions, slices of lemon.

Dishes from vegetables

Turkish chefs are not limited to meat and fish. They use all kinds of vegetables. It turns out bright and tasty at the same time.


We can say that food is the hallmark of the country. It is similar to the usual cabbage rolls and Greek sarma. Several types of vegetables and boiled rice are wrapped in grape leaves.

Imam bayaldy

Vegetarians will definitely appreciate the baked eggplant stuffed with juicy green peppers and onions, garlic, herbs and tomatoes. A baking sheet with a dish is generously poured with tomato paste with spices. It is customary for imam to eat with yogurt and bread.

Unsweetened baked goods

They perfectly complement any dishes. In restaurants, they are served absolutely free to the table. Their diversity is simply amazing – here you can find pita bread, cakes, various breads and rolls.


A lush bun with the addition of sesame seeds is preferred to be eaten in the morning along with cheese, sausage, and various types of vegetables. Simit has become a national pastry, so every tourist should definitely try it.

Turkish dolma

This Turkish muffin is prepared with the following fillers:

  • buttery with cheese;
  • from puff pastry with minced meat or potatoes;
  • with chicken;
  • cottage cheese;
  • vegetables and potatoes.

This type of baking is recommended to try first.

Often, meat or soups are served with pita, which simply melts in your mouth. It can be supplemented with different fillings:

  • vegetable;
  • sausage;
  • cheese;
  • cutlets;
  • chicken.

Also, the cake can be eaten as a separate dish.


Cottage cheese or cheese, minced meat or potatoes are stuffed into a flat cake made of thin-leaved dough. After, it is fried in a frying pan, greased with oil. Lettuce leaves and fresh vegetables go best with it.

Meze (snacks)


The consistency is similar to pâté. For its preparation, you will need ingredients such as chickpeas and tahini paste, which is obtained from sesame seeds. It is generously drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with lemon juice and a few cloves of garlic are added. Hummus is used exclusively as a cold dish.


The appetizer resembles a thick sauce, which is made from white cheese, yogurt and with the addition of a drop of olive oil. For flavor, use a couple of cloves of garlic, walnuts and mint leaves. It goes well with fresh tortillas, as a watering for meat and vegetable dishes.

Ajily ezme

This sauce is made from a few cloves of garlic, tomatoes, peppers, lemon juice, onions, and tomato paste. It turns out quite spicy, so it is ideal as a spread for bread or watering for meat.


Turkish people love to experiment with products. Piaz is no exception. It is prepared very quickly by mixing the following ingredients:

  • eggs;
  • beans;
  • olives
  • red onion;
  • a bunch of greens;
  • tomatoes.

Everything is seasoned with olive oil and tahina. The taste is very unusual, but definitely worth a try.