Turkey, which straddles Europe, Asia and Africa, has a vast territory. Because of this feature, it is destined to be diversified. Turkish cuisine has a thousand-year history. During these thousand years, the food culture of Central Asia, the Balkans, and neighboring Arab countries has been mixed, and it is the culmination of diversity. The following are famous dishes in Turkey.

1. Turkish Breakfast

A traditional Turkish breakfast is quite hearty and includes freshly baked white bread (white ekmek), jam or honey, black olives, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, a piece of beyaz peynir (sheep or goat salty white cheese) and the essential Turkish hot black tea.

2. Appetizer Baklal Enginar

This is the most common salad for Turks, with fresh bamboo shoots, crisp artichokes and beans and other fresh vegetables. Mixed with olive oil, lemon juice and various spices, the entrance is sweet, crisp and refreshing, and the tempting taste lingers in the mouth for a long time.

3. Iskender kebab

As a member of the Turkish barbecue family, Iskender kebab is quite distinctive. The fragrant barbecue is drizzled with steaming tomato juice and butter juice, and then served with Turkish yogurt. Pick up a piece and put it in your mouth. The salty, sweet, sour and spicy tastes fill your taste buds all at once.

4. Kofte Meatballs

Kofte is a kind of meatballs made by shredding the meat. The freshly baked Kofte squeaks, and if you look closely, there are small bubbles formed by the gravy on the surface. Cut a small piece and put it in your mouth, and you will feel the fleshy filling.

5. Turkey Roasted Eggplant

Eggplant is one of the favorite vegetables of Turks, and there are many ways to make it, and roasted eggplant is one of the most characteristic. After putting rice, wheat, minced meat, and vegetables in the eggplant, smearing it with butter, and slowly roasting it on the stove top, it is rich in color, salty and delicious.

6. Pottery Crock Pot Stew

Crock pot stew is a famous dish in Cappadocia. The chef puts the pot in a special iron pot and cooks it on the fire. When eating, gently knock it open with a small hammer, only to hear a clatter, and the chicken, tomato, potato, carrot, and onion in the crock pot are spread over the rice that has already been served.

7. Pide

Pide can be called the Turkish version of pizza, usually made of boat-shaped flatbread and rich in flavors, among which minced meat, spinach and cheese are the most common flavors. Serve with a rich chicken broth or white kidney bean soup with turkey tomato sauce.

8. Gzleme

Gzleme is a freshly baked Turkish savory pie, rolled out super thin and placed on a round raised baking sheet. Put spinach cheese/mushroom/minced meat/zucchini into the crust, then fold the crust in half, turn over and continue to bake, and eat it with yogurt salad.

9. Manti

Manti are legendary Turkish dumplings, mostly filled with spicy lamb, boiled or fried, served with savory Turkish yogurt or butter, served with piping hot tomato juice, and have a unique flavor and texture.

10. Baklava

This is a Turkish dessert that is popular all over the world. Layers of puff pastry as thin as cicada wings, the filling is wrapped in chopped nuts, brushed with sweet syrup, and sprinkled with pistachio powder that makes the taste more varied, sweet but not greasy. As the world's three major gastronomic powerhouses, Turkish cuisine is a broad and profound culture that requires in-depth and meticulous taste. Here, you will definitely be able to open up your food attributes, be dazzled, and eat with relish.