Turkish Food Dishes

Coffee with dried fruits

All cuisines around the world have some exclusive dishes which are popular all around the world. for example, England is famous for its fish and chips and Italia is famous for pasta. Likewise, you can find a large variety of tasty and mouth-watering dishes in Turkey. Turkish cuisine is a mixture of central Asian and middle eastern cuisine.

Popular Turkish Food

Dried apricots

Here are some of the most popular dishes which Turkish people enjoy making and eating.


This is a very popular fast food dish in Turkey. Lahmacun is similar to pizza with toppings of minced onions, meat, tomatoes, and lettuce leaves with some lemon juice. It is mostly eaten like a roll or like a taco. It is also considered a healthy snack as it is baked and served with healthy veggies.


This is also a popular dish, made with fried eggplants. The eggplants are stuffed with a minced mixture of meat, garlic, onions, parsley, and tomatoes. This is a must-have dish when you are in Turkey.

Make sure it is not overcooked. If the color is much darker, then the dish is overcooked and the meat will be a bit dry. So, make sure that you get this dish from a proper and authentic Turkish restaurant


This is an excellent Turkish dish which is made with a simple dough and filling. The dough is made from flour, water, and salt. It is then flattened into thin sheets and cut into small squares which are then filled with minced beef or lamb meat, onions, peppers, and salt. They are then boiled in water or in tomato sauce and are served with yogurt.


These are one of the favorite Turkish food. It is made from minced meat, mostly lamb and mutton. The meat is then mixed with some bread crumbs, chopped onions, and various spices.

Small balls are made from this meat mixture. Then, it is grilled with some bell peppers and tomatoes and served with some rice and bread. This is also a very famous fast food in Turkey and you will find it in almost every Turkish city.

Bulgur Pilav

This is an excellent vegetarian dish which looks like rice. It is made from cracked wheat. Bulgur Pilav is first soaked in water for some time and cooked with some chopped onions, tomato paste, green pepper, and mint. This can be served with some Kofte or with roasted lamb meat.  

Salad pasties

Turkish food is full of amazing dishes which are simply cooked but have excellent taste and flavors.

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