Ten Turkish Foods Loved The World Over


You will find a traditional savory Turkish flatbread and pastry dish in the form of Gözleme which is made of hand-rolled leaves of yufka dough that are lightly brushed with butter and eggs, filled with various toppings, sealed, and cooked over a griddle. It is popular since you will be able to find bunch of recipes on how to make Gözleme online.


Kebab is considered as the most ordered food by Turks. It is known as a Middle Eastern, Eastern Mediterranean, and South Asian dish of pieces of meat, fish, or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit

Turkish Delight

While not considered as a main dish, the Turkish delight has gained quite a name for itself as it is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. As such, customers can expect something different with every serving of this type of food.


Also known as Syrian Bread or Arabic Bread, this soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour is often used in many Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisines. They are growing in popularity especially with the emergence of pita bread pizza.


This Turkish savoury pastry comes in many unique varieties giving customers a wide range of options with regards to its fillings as well as toppings. The most popular ones come with minced meat or spinach and cheese. What’s great is that it can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack and can be rolled, served as puffs, or layered like lasagna. As such, the possibilities with this dish are next to limitless. Export distribution and marketing of this type of food is often done on a regular basis which gives others the opportunity to try them out.


Köfte is consists of balls of minced or ground meat—usually beef, chicken, lamb, or pork—mixed with spices and/or onions which takes the form of a meatball or meatloaf.


Shisha is not something that you will see in typical cafes. It is a smoked in a hookah and is a syrupy tobacco mix containing molasses and vegetable glycerol. What makes it standout is with the wide variety of flavors that it offers to their customers. This includes apple, grape, guava, lemon, mint, as well as many other fruit based mixes as well as the unconventional flavors that are available such as white gummy bear, blueberry muffin, and Powerbull flavor which have been introduced in recent years.


You will find Turkish rice home to this country in the form of Pilaf. It is a dish where rice is cooked in a seasoned broth. The rice may also attain its brown color in some cases by being stirred with pieces of cooked onion, as well as a mix of spices. It may also contain meat, fish, vegetables, pasta, and dried fruits depending on the local cuisine.


A rich, sweet pastry made of filo filled is what you will discover find in Baklava which also comes with chopped nuts and sweetened and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey.

Turkish Coffee

The method of preparing unfiltered coffee is often referred to as Turkish coffee. The process includes roasting the finely ground coffee which are then simmered in a pot and served in a cup where the grounds are allowed to settle. It can be served optionally with sugar for added taste.