Local Bites

Eating, Drinking and Sailing Turkey

By MedSailors Crew
on  May 19, 2015

One of the great pleasures of holidaying in Turkey is having the chance to try some of the world’s most famous foods. It’s no surprise that so many of these dishes have spread far and wide, but nothing comes close to trying the real thing in Turkey itself.
Turkish cuisine - enjoy local produce cooked traditionally
Let’s start with kebabs; forget the oft-regretted late-night version found on busy high streets up and down the UK, as traditional Turkish kebabs are something quite different. You’ll still find doners on the menu, but they will be alongside a whole range of other kebabs offering every combination of meat and vegetables you could hope for.

If you like a little of everything, a meze would be the perfect choice. Ideal with early evening drinks or for a leisurely lunch, a meze provides diners with a variety of Turkish specialities in one dish. This could include: borek, little pastry parcels packed with meat, herbs and spices; cacik, a refreshing dipping sauce; octopus, marinated and cooked to perfection; or dolma, stuffed vegetable dishes filled with a range of local delicacies.

If you’ve still got room, you can’t complete a holiday sailing Turkey‘s seas without sampling baklava. It’s constructed from layers of thin filo pastry, rich butter, crunchy nuts and sweet honey – dessert heaven!

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