"It should also be noted that thanks to rural-to-urban and east-to-west migration, some previously purely local dishes are now found everywhere in the country, like lahmacun
(Turkish pizza) and mercimek corbasi (lentil soup)," Eckhardt says.
From Aziz Sancar to Abdus Salam, from Ataturk to Quaid-e-Azam, from Recep Tayyip Erdoan to Imran Khan, from Lahmacun
to Qeemay wala naan and from Ayran to Lassi, we as countries have a lot in common and fortunately we tend to celebrate it in the face of adversity and triumph alike.Tesekkurler Turkiye ve Turkiye'nin Cumhurbaskan Recep Tayyip Erdoan!
The most commonly preferred fast foods by the girls were high energy foods such as hamburger (20.3%), lahmacun
(11.9%), chicken doner kebab (11.3%), pizza (9.4%), meat doner kebab (7.8%), grilled toast and melted cheese (7.2%), bread rings (7.2%), pastries (5.9%), french fries (5.6%) and shish kebab (4.7%) (Table III).
If you fancy something different, opt for the Doner Lahmacun
wrap, a Turkish pizza bread, loaded with salad and the signature sauce.
Lamb shoulder & smoky aubergine flatbread This is loosely based on the Turkish dish of lahmacun
, but with a thicker bread base similar to a pizza, and with shredded lamb shoulder rather than mince.
Turkey have their own version of pizza called lahmacun
, and this is an easy way to do it.
WHAT WE ATE: I enjoyed a lahmacun
(PS4.95) to start.
I preferred to lose myself in the authentic Green Market, a massive covered sprawl where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, order a tasty lahmacun
- a flatbread wrap filled with minced beef and salad - or sit with a glass of black tea and watch the world go by.
There should be lahmacun
: a very thin dough (resembling a pizza all but in name), with spicy minced meat as a topping.
A "grazing" section includes fairly routine starters like garlic bread and peppers stuffed with goats' cheese, as well as the more exotic likes of lahmacun
, a spiced lamb flatbread popular in Armenia and Turkey.
Discover Turkish specialties such as countless mezzeh and fresh salads, oven fresh Lahmacun
, Pide's and Turkish pizza, calamari, Istanbul Kofta and meatball station, Bulgur pilaf, Mant?
Specialties include kebap (little pieces of broiled or roasted cow, sheep or chicken meat), doner (meat roasted on a vertical spit), lahmacun
(Turkish pizza), sokak simit (a large, crispy bagel-like bread roll with sesame seeds) and an array of flaky pastries.