Turkish food and drink are one of the many pleasures of visiting Turkey. Find out below the ingredients that make up Turkish cuisine and learn about some of the typical dishes.
A distinctive feature of Turkey’s home cooking is that you start with cooking the meat, gradually adding all other ingredients. At the end of the cooking process, you will have completely finished the course in one saucepan. This method saves time, especially if you work from scratch.
Typical Turkish cuisine consists of plenty of fresh vegetables, eaten raw, roasted or stewed with meat in terracotta pots with lots of garlic, onions, oil and spices. The basic ingredients are:
Little by little European foods like pasta and mayonnaise and other products not produced in Turkey are being used. Turkish cuisine is slowly changing to a mixture of typical Turkish food blended with food common to the rest of the world.
In the restaurants you may eat steaks, chops, hamburgers, usually roasted, broiled or barbequed and garnished with potatoes, beans, salad and a Turkish sauce called luttennitza. In the larger cities there are special restaurants offering fried chicken, fish, pizza and spaghetti. In the capital Sofia you can also taste German, Russian, Italian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese food.
Travelling in the countryside you can find 'kebbabchetta' and 'kyuftetta' which are Turkish barbequed hamburgers shaped into rectangular or round portions.
Alcohol – There is no restriction on the sale and use of alcohol in Turkey. The famous local anis drink is Raki and is widely drunk in Turkey.
Get the latest property and investment opportunities direct to your inbox for FREE (you can unsubscribe anytime)
Turkey Promotes Tourist Hotspots at Korea Travel Fair
Istanbul on Target to be Investment Hotspot of the Year!
Booming Turkish Tourism Overlooked by Foreign Investors
The Dazzling Delights of Dalyan, Turkey
Turkish Home Sales Up 15% in February
Streets of Istanbul in Top 10 for Rental Growth
All property news from Turkey
Subscribe to our RSS Feed
Owners Direct is one of the UK's leading direct from owner rental websites and the first choice for holiday home owners who want a cost effective and easy way to fully book their properties.
Find out more
Subscribe to our newsletter and keep up to date with the latest and best investment opportunities around the world!