Turkish cuisine: from Cig Kofte to Shish Kebab, 5 Turkish dishes appreciated all over the world!

Turkish cuisine is definitely the best cuisine with influence from the Mediterranean to the Middle East and from Central Asia to Eastern Europe.

It is mainly meat-based and is known for its kebabs and kofte. Although vegetarian and vegan trends are not widely known in Turkey, they offer plant-based dishes. Keeping the best of Turkish dishes in mind, we at LastLY, have curated a list of 5 world famous Turkish dishes. Baklava in Lokma in Kunefe Here is a list of must-try Turkish desserts

Cigar Kofte

Cig Kofte is a meat dish made from minced meat and spices. It is usually prepared on special occasions and is served with rice and salad. Nowadays cig Kofte has become a vegan dish and minced meat is banned in shops and restaurants.

Cig Kofte (Photo credits: Max Pixel)


Hamsi is usually caught fresh from the Black Sea and fried, poached or baked. This wheel formation is usually served with a green salad and is usually accompanied by side dishes of various types.

Hamsi (Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons)


It’s the perfect choice for a tasty breakfast. The word “gozleme” is derived from the Turkish word “kozleme”, which means grilling or cooking over coals. It is a finely prepared dough filled with meat, vegetables or cheese.

Gozleme (Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons)


The key ingredients of Simit, Turkish bread, are flour, water, yeast, sugar and molasses. This is one of the best breakfast dishes with jam, cheese, pastirma and fresh vegetables. Turkish coffee is brewed in hot sand, watch the video of this uniquely prepared hot drink.

Simit (Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons)

Shish Kebab

This is a traditional Turkish dish known for its Smokey flavor and it is served with rice, salad and fries. Vegetables for the same are grilled separately on the skewer.

Shish Kebab (Photo credits: Pixabay)

The taste of Turkish dishes varies from region to region. Some may be high in spice while others may be low in spice. But the taste is unique and must be tried once.

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