Top 5 Turkish Delicacies And Where To Find Them?

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Turkiye is famous for its delicious and mouth-watering cuisine– be it desserts or savory drinks, the Turkish people have everything to curb your cravings. Let’s explore some of the best ones! Turkey is the right place for you.

If you are vacationing in Turkiye this summer, it is important to know about all the Turkish delicacies and where you can find the best ones in the country. After all, good food is exactly what you need to bring extra happiness to your trip!

If you are a fan of meaty cuisines, and super sweet desserts, Turkey is the right place for you. Not only do they offer a diverse variety of kebabs, but you also get to try out their unique starters, and their yummy, finger-licking good desserts!

Delicious Kofte At Sultanahmet Koftecisi

These Turkish meatballs are absolutely irresistible. Tender and full of flavor, these meatballs are best if paired with traditional buttery rice. 

Sultanahmet Koftecisi has been the oldest restaurant to serve them and do it just like the home style so you get that warm, fuzzy, homey feeling when you dig into it! You can also order some classic french fries to go with it– it is such a delicious pair!

Iskender Kebab At Iskender Iskenderoglu

When you hear of Turkiye, the first thing that comes to mind is KEBABS!!! While it is true that kebabs are just undoubtedly the best thing about Turkiye, there are many types of kebabs. 

Iskender kebabs feature a bed made of grilled bread over which a generous amount of doner kebab is kept, and then topped off with freshly made tomato sauce! So if that is something that appeals to you, you should definitely try it at the best restaurants– the culinary masters!

Delectable Hamsi At Hayvore 

Hamsi is basically just a Turkish name for little fish– the anchovies! If you are a fan of seafood, then this dish is for you!

This fish is caught in the Black sea and is, therefore, more popular in Hayvore– where most of the fishing industry is. That is why you can get the freshest Hamsi over there! Don’t wait up and head on to try out your favorite variation of Hamsi. 

The fish is flavored with many spices so generously, that you get a burst of flavor once you bite into it. Coated with flour and pan-fried, this fish is best served with a fresh, green salad! 

Sweet Baklava At Hafiz Mustafa

The infamous Turkish delight– Baklava, is widely known to be the favorite dessert of every tourist. Filled with sweetness, this puff pastry is heartily topped with chopped pistachios and drenched in sweet syrup!

You can find some of the best varieties of Baklava at Hafiz Mustafa in Istanbul– the OG Baklava maker!

Mouth-Watering Pide At Nizam Pide

If you’re looking to try out this kayak-shaped Turkish pizza for your dinner, and you want a nice, cozy yet divine setup, Nizam Pide is the place to go!

Pide is just like a regular pizza with a bit of Turkish touch to it. A flatbread filled with tangy tomato sauce, topped with heartious portions of minced meat, fresh vegetables, and a whole load of mozzarella cheese. You can also add more toppings of your choice to add more flavor.

Once all the fillings and toppings have been done, the pizza is baked fresh in a stone oven that gives it its unique, charred taste that is to die for!

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