Dining in Turkey

Overview by Globlatrade.net:
Categories of Restaurant
  • Kebab (Kebabci? and lokantasi)
Restaurants serving kebab, meat on skewers and other meat-based specialties
  • Ev yemekleri
Traditional cuisine (understand home cooking) .
  • Meyhane
Inns serving meze which are eaten with Raki
  • Balik restaurant
Fish restaurants which are often also Inns.
Rules For Eating Out
The Turks eat outside a lot. There are no particular rules. However, check prices in advance in restaurants serving alcohol or fish to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Price Indications

Economy Meal 5 EUR
Medium Price Meal 15 EUR
Good Quality Meal Between 50 and 100 EUR
Food Specialties
Turkish cuisine is well known internationally. It is renowned for its varied, spicy dishes.
Among the many Turkish specialties, we can name the famous kebabs (roast beef or chicken), Lahmacun (ground meat pizza), Cacik (a cold soup), aubergine specialties (Karniyarik and Patlican Tava) and oriental pastries: Baklava and Kadayif.
Ayran, based on yoghurt, is the traditional drink. Turks are also keen on tea (Cay) and coffee (very strong).
There is very good locally produced beer and an aniseed spirit called Raki.
Dietary Restrictions
Pork is prohibited in Turkey.
Table Manners
Table manners are continental. In some places, people eat sitting round a large dish.

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