Monthly Archives: November 2017

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 10: ALI NAZIK KEBAB

Ali nazik kebab is one of my favourites! Cubes of marinated lamb on a bed of patlıcan (aubergine) puree mixed with yogurt and served with rice and salad. I love the smoky taste of the creamy aubergine mashed with garlic yogurt, so delicious! Would you believe, before I lived in Turkey I had never tried aubergine, now […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 9: Sütlaç

Sütlaç is Turkish rice pudding. There are two types – simple rice pudding cooked on the stove, and ‘fırın sütlaç’ – where it’s put in the oven afterwards to brown off, which gives it a different taste. It’s always served cold and can be flavoured with lots of different things, but usually vanilla. The first photo […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 8: BAZLAMA

Bazlama is a kind of village bread. It’s big, round and flat. It’s quite heavy and thick, kind of like a cross between a naan bread and a crumpet? I can’t really explain, but it’s really yummy. My favourite way to eat bazlama is at the gözleme stalls in Fethiye or Calis market. They slice the […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 7: KAYMAK & HONEY

Kaymak is the Turkish version of to clotted cream, made using buffalo milk. It’s thick, creamy and very rich! Its sometimes served as an accompaniment to desserts like künefe and tel kadayıf, but my favourite way to eat it is with honey. It’s delicious served like this with honey for breakfast, along with some fresh bread to […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 6: Zeytinyağlı taze fasulye

Zeytinyağlı taze fasulye is one of my favourite, simple Turkish dishes and it’s quite versatile. It can be eaten warm like a stew, eaten as a side dish with meat, served over rice or eaten cold along with other dishes as a meze. It’s made with fresh green beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, peppers, onions, garlic […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 5: Türk kahvesi

Turkish coffee is very strong and very thick black coffee. It’s unfiltered, so you really need to master the art of avoiding swallowing the grains at the bottom of the cup, otherwise it won’t be a very pleasant experience! It’s always served black, with a small glass of water, and is often accompanied by a […]

30 DAYS, 30 DISHES – DAY 4: BEYTI KEBAB

Beyti kebab is a popular kebab dish. Minced beef or lamb is cooked on skewers, then wrapped in thin lavaş bread (similar to tortilla wraps). It’s then sliced up into inch-thick pieces and arranged in a circle on a plate. A tomato based sauce is poured over the top, and yogurt placed in the middle. It’s […]