Turkish Food

Turkish breakfast

Breakfast is a very important meal. It can either make or break your day. In the same way, breakfast in Turkey is no less than a ceremony. Turks mostly prefer light and healthy food. Many dishes made from vegetables and eggs are prepared for them.

For those who are fond of meat, there are foods like Sucuk. If we talk about traditional Turkish breakfast, which comes from the Ottoman Empire, it includes tomatoes, butter, bread (simit, lavas, Gozleme, Yufka, cornbread, Bazlama), olives, cheese, and tea (Turkish herbal teas, apple tea, yarrow tea, black tea, sage tea). Low-income people mostly choose a soup (Cheek and Shank Soup (Kellepaca Cobras, Tarhana, Red Lentil, Ezogelin Soup, High Plateau, Cold Ayran Asi, and Tripe Soup) that is powerful and cheap. Read our blog post to choose the best soup.

In addition, Turks prefer egg-based foods. For the past few years, Turks had breakfast in most restaurants on weekends. The best restaurants in Istanbul include the Istanbul Grill Orlando, Cozee café, Flame kabob, and Charcoal zyka.


Turkish Dinner:

The people of Turkey start their dinner with soup, and then the vegetables are served cooked or boiled. Along with this, bread or rice is also part of the meal. Without salads, the meal is considered incomplete.

Famous Turkish breakfast dishes:

  1. Beyaz peynir:
  2. Kasseri or kaşar:
  3. Kaymak:
  4. Borek:
  5. Simit:
  6. Pogaca:
  7. Turkish tea:
    • Turkish herbal teas:
      • Apple tea
      • Yarrow tea
      • Sage teas
  8. Muhammara:
  9. Kuymak:
  10. Sucuk:
  11. Menemon:

Beyaz Peynir:

Beyaz peynir also known as be ‘jaz peynir in Turkey, is made from goat, cow, sheep’s milk, and yogurt. That is why it is called white Paneer. It takes six months to prepare. Because it is kept in a salty solution. It is traditionally used in breakfast and also serves with salad and Turkish cuisines like Menemon, pide, Borek, and Gozleme.

Kasseri or kaşar:

kaşar is a yellow cheese in Turkey. It is made from pasteurized or unpasteurized goat’s or sheep’s milk. It belongs to the pasta filata and is called Mozzarella cheese in America. Likewise, it is used with sandwiches and pizza etc. In Balkan province, it is made from cow’s milk and is called kashkaval. It is slightly hardened. It is prepared from yogurt, cooked at room temperature, and then left in a pot for three days.


Kaymak also called Sarshir or Qashta is a famous Turkish breakfast. Its texture is Creamy that is prepared with milk.Many countries, including Balkans, central Regions, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, and Poland, it is known as confection. It has a fat Content of 60%.


Börek is a pie made from flour. From the Ottoman Empire to the present day in many countries including the Balkans, Eastern, and European countries, Anatolia, and Central Asian countries it is made in two ways.

  • Frying
  • Cooked

This requires flour as well as meat, spinach, and Nigerian seeds. It is mostly used in the afternoon in Turkey.



Simit is Turkish ring-shaped bread that is made by putting oil or sunflower seeds on it. In Istanbul, it has been cooked since the time of the Ottoman Empire. It is derived from the Arabic word samīd which means white bread.


Pogaca is a bread made from wheat flour that is garnished with nigella seeds after baking. It is traditionally used for breakfast in Turkey.

Turkish tea:

Turkish tea is the most widely consumed tea in the world. Everyone who lives there drinks up to seven pounds of tea in a year. Not only does this tea taste great, but it is always served in a glass jar. Which is called an ince belli.Turkey is the fifth largest producer of tea.

Turkish herbal teas:

Turkish herbal tea is made from natural herbs that are effective in treating various ailments. There are three types of popular herbal teas found in Turkey.

  • Apple tea

This tea is very useful for cough and bad eyesight. It is prepared by mixing apples and other herbs.

  • Yarrow tea

This tea has been discovered to treat inflammation and endometriosis. It is made with the plant Achilles mille folium.

  • Sage tea

This tea is made from mountain herbs and plants and is popular mostly in the Mediterranean.



Muhammara is a very popular breakfast in the eastern regions and Turkey. It is made from bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses, and lemon juice. In Turkey, it is known as acuka. It is eaten with meat and kebabs.


Kuymak is the most popular food in Bahria Aswad, Georgia, and it is mostly eaten with bread. It requires cheese and corn to make it.



Sucuk or sucuk is a sausage eaten in East Central Asia and Balkan. It is made from beef, mutton and animal fat in some countries Kazakhstan and the Balkans.


Menemon is a famous Turkish summer food same as shakshouka. This dish is mostly served in breakfast with bread. To make the dish diced tomatoes, onions (sautéed with heated oil), sucuk (dried salami like sausage), and white cheese are used.




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