Food turkish kebabs

Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Kellie Bright


Know your Turkish kebabs

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We know you’re dying to taste a real Turkish kebab. But to save confusion, do a bit of research before you make your order because there are quite a few to choose from. They’re all delicious, but you’re going to want to maximise your Turkish taste sensation. Forget your late-night kebab shop disasters, this stuff is the real deal.

Kebab 1: The Testi kebab

Testi kebab

A cross between a stew and a pie with meat, pearl onions and vegetables cooked in a clay pot then sealed with dough (no testes were harmed in the making of this kebab).

Kebab 2: The Tokat kebab

Veal, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, onion and garlic in pita bread.

Kebab 3: The Iskender kebab

Iskender Kebab

Thin strips of lamb piled on a pita bread and topped with spicy tomato sauce, butter and yoghurt.

Kebab 4: The Döner kebab

Döner usually refers to the meat that sits in on a large, vertical, rotating skewer and is cooked over hot coals. It looks a bit like a baby elephants leg. Traditionally eaten either in pita or on rice, with salads and hummus.

Kebab 5: Adana kebab

Adana kebab

Made with mince instead of chunks of meat – the adana kebab is a little different from its delicious cousins. It’s also usually pretty spicy – so be sure to ask for an urfa kebab (the non-hot version) if spice isn’t your thing.

Kebab 6: The Ramadan kebab

Grilled meat served on a pide with garlic, tomato, yoghurt and mint. Really good.

Get stuck into all of these (and more) on one of our Turkey trips.

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Nachos in Vietnam. Margarita pizza in Jaipur. Cheese in Morocco. Spaghetti bolognese in Botswana. These are just a few of the edible surprises I’ve come across on my travels. Sure, it’s not all about food… but at the same time it kinda is. I’m a copywriter for Geckos and the most fun I ever had at work was writing our brochures. The most fun I ever had outside of work was watching a honey badger tear open a bag of chips at our campsite in Chobe National Park.

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