The Variety of Turkish Food

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If you are someone who travels based on culinary adventure, once place you may want to add to your list of future travel destinations is Turkey. They have a wide variety of food that makes up their cuisine. There is no one item that sets Turkish food apart from the rest like with pasta in Italy or sauce in France. However the food from the Turkish culture is very good.

One common item that many people can distinguish as a Turkish food is baklava. Baklava is a sweet pastry. Within this flaky pastry are chopped nuts. Baklava is sweetened with various syrups or honey. Baklava is a definite treat.

Another very popular Turkish cuisine is kebobs. The popular Turkish kebob is called döner kebobs. This Turkish dish is made of lamb meat. However, sometimes chicken is also used. The common version of the döner kebob is marinated lamb meat stacked onto a skewer in the shape of an inverted cone. It is then topped with fat, usually tail fat. Sometimes tomatoes and onions are also added to the top of the kebob to drip juices over the meat.

Some of the national drinks available in Turkey include Turkish coffee, Turkish tea, ayran, shira, salgam, sahlep, and boza. Turkish coffee is thick and dark. However, the sugar contents depend. Sometimes it is served without sugar. Other times it is served with a lot of sugar. Also, for alcohol drinkers, raki is a popular alcoholic beverage in Turkey. Raki translates to mean lion’s drink because you must be as strong as a lion to drink it.

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