Local Bites

Waking Up to Breakfast When Sailing Turkey

By MedSailors Crew
on  September 17, 2015

For some, eating new things on holiday is a dream come true. But for others, being away from the familiar is more of a nightmare. Turkish cuisine is great because it offers plenty of flavours and dishes recognisable to the British palette with an extra special twist.

Sailing in Turkey - Finding local food specialities

And when it comes to eating breakfast whilst sailing Turkey’s seas, you get a real impression of how inventive Turkish cooking can be. In addition to the expected inclusion of white bread for toasting, Turks enjoy preserves, fruits and varieties of both cheese and olives on their breakfast plates. These can vary from region to region, which makes a sailing holiday the perfect way to sample as much as you can.

Breakfast plates, offering tasters of the ingredients mentioned above, are popular across Turkey, and they almost always include an egg dish – though not quite the fried variety of full-English fame. One of the most popular ways to eat egg with a Turkish breakfast is called Sucuklu Yumurta. A mixture of spicy sausage and omelette, it is a great example of Turkish flavours.

Finally, those who simply can’t start the day without a cup of tea need not worry – all good Turkish breakfasts start with it, offering that little taste of home each and every morning.

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