Halva

Halva

Another sweet treat in Turkey is halva. It is typically made from sesame paste (tahini), often with nuts added. The word halva comes from Arabic where it means sweet dessert. Halva is popular in many countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Shih Kebab

Shih Kebab

Another Turkish specialty but also very popular in the Middle East and the West is Shih Kebab. The word “shish” means in Turkish skewer. This dish is made with meat, can be basically any meat, grilled on a metal skewer together with different types of vegetables. Here on the picture a chicken shish kebab.

Turkish pancakes Gozleme

Turkish pancakes Gozleme

A great Turkish specialty are pancakes called Gozleme. They are made from flat dough, stuffed with filling such as mashed potato, cheese, minced meet, spinach. The pancakes with filling are folded and fried on both sides on a hot plate. Here on the picture these pancakes are being prepared by a Turkish woman in a window of a restaurant in the old part of Istanbul.