Gastronomy in Gaziantep… and everywhere!

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Turkish coffee and Gazantiep’s famous baklava

Gaziantep, in South East Turkey, is known across Turkey for its pistachios and for making possibly the world’s best baklava.  I did not need a second invitation to head here!

The food we have been eating in Turkey is mind-blowing – fresh, tasty and wholesome.  The streets are lined with pastry shops, kebab shops, turkish delight shops, nougat stalls… and glistening, dripping, sweet smelling things lure us at every turn …

Below are just a few of Gazantiep’s local offerings….  Help!!! 🙂

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Gazantiep’s breakfast favourite “Beyran” – meat and rice in a spicy garlicky soup – accompanied by the usuals, flat bread, “Ayran” (yogurt drink), greens and lemon!

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Everything cooked fresh before your eyes!

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Yuvarlama – soup of chickpeas, yogurt, rice and meat

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Ali Nazik – kebap on a base of mashed eggplant and yogurt – delish!!

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Kofta

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Delicious Baklava Dilemmas!

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Katmer for breakfast on day two – flatbread layered with nuts and clotted cream. I think we better walk to the bus station today!

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4 Responses to Gastronomy in Gaziantep… and everywhere!

  1. Oh, I used to live in Turkey and I haven’t been back for years. Your gorgeous photos are LITERALLY making me drool!!!!

    • Bumblebee says:

      Hi Veronica – Thanks for your message. The food here is certainly amazing – I really had no idea that Turkey had such a hidden secret! I must admit that Sicily is also on my must-see list so I was really interested to read your blog – and about the evil eye, and your book!! I bet the food there is pretty spectacular too – when you are not locked out of home?!

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