Turkish food

Turkish Food 2: Cappadocia

As we get to the end of our stay in Cappadocia, I have discovered some more Turkish cuisine specialities…

1) Pide

Also known as “Turkish Pizza”, this fast food is sold in cafes and restaurants all round Turkey. Its shape is different to Italian pizza – instead of being round it is long and thin, and shaped like a boat. I’m actually not a big fan, as I find them rather greasy, and the toppings are uninspiring – melted cheese and minced meat are the norm. They’re a bit like a bad Dominoes pizza (the dough texture is similar), but they are good for a quick snack when you’re peckish. However, I’d pick an Italian style pizza over them any day!

2) Testi Kebab (more…)

Turkish Food 1: Istanbul

Wondering what Turkish food is like? My experience of it has on the whole been pretty good. Of course, like any other country there are tourist trap restaurants serving overpriced tasteless food near popular sites. And sometimes, if you’re short of time you have to eat at one of these – our worst experience so far being ordering a “jumbo prawn stew”, expecting a stew made out of jumbo prawns. It turned out to be a little bit more literal than this – it arrived as one rather small single prawn that had been stewed! Hardly the “plenty adequate for one person” the waiter had promised. However, despite a couple of experiences like this, I’ve mostly loved Turkish food, and below are some examples of my favourites. (more…)