Although the Mediterranean comes to the fore with its vast beaches, luxurious hotels and exquisite views, it is actually a region that has established a throne in everyone’s hearts with its culinary culture. The delicious herbs grown in the region were reflected in the culinary culture and added richness. When it comes to Mediterranean cuisine food, the first thing that comes to mind is healthy and delicious food. We have selected the most popular ones for you: Also, pastries, Antakya künefe, Isparta Kabunesi, kebabs and much more are waiting for you. Click to see our menu
At the top of our list is Mahluta, a soup type unique to the region. Mahluta soup, whose main ingredient is red lentils, is a mouth-watering delicacy with its local name. Before starting your main course, you can start with a light, delicious local soup.
The biggest feature of Mediterranean cuisine is that olive oil dishes are at the forefront, just like in Aegean cuisine. Babagannuş, a delicious aperitif with eggplant as its main ingredient, is one of the must-haves on every Mediterranean table. After the eggplant is roasted, tomatoes, parsley, pepper, etc. are added to it. Do not leave the Mediterranean without trying the babagannuş appetizer enriched with vegetables.
Bean stew, which is usually served alongside grilled meatballs and kebabs, is made a little differently in this region. After the beans are boiled, a tarator sauce containing tahini is added. A very different flavor than the normal classic bean pide. When you go to any restaurant in the Mediterranean, you can see it on the snack menus.
Gülgas is a kind of plant grown in Cyprus , and it becomes even more delicious with meat. We can say that gulgas, which is made with spinach, is a wonderful meeting of meat and protein.
Incredible meeting of chickpeas and tahini! Don’t ask if there is such a good appetizer from chickpeas and you should definitely try this flavor in the first Mediterranean city you visit. A nice kind of cold appetizer that you won’t regret trying. Although hummus is a type of appetizer that can be found in every city in Turkey, its main homeland is the Mediterranean.
Kaytaz pastry is a kind of pastry that resembles a slightly bitter meatless lahmacun, also called pepper bread in the Adana region. We can say that Kaytaz Pastry, which has a nice taste, is a very different flavor as it also contains local hot spices. Since hot peppers are indispensable in the region, it is inevitable for the dishes and pastries to be naturally hot.
Isparta Style Kabune
Kabune, which is an indispensable part of the table in Isparta, is a wonderful flavor that combines boiled and lint-free meat with chickpea rice pilaf. Kabune, which has some traces of eastern cuisine regionally, is a preferred dish especially in Isparta region at weddings.
Kebabs, an inseparable part of the Mediterranean cuisine that has made its name known to the whole world, will appear in restaurants of almost every city. Kebabs, which are indispensable for the main course menus, are really different and delicious because they are made by beating the meat with rows. In terms of the region, there are more olive oil dishes and green salads in the Mediterranean, and kebabs are among the flavors that should be tried.
Although the raw material of the dishes of the Eastern region is generally bulgur, there are also bulgur dishes that we encounter in the Mediterranean cuisine. Garlic Meatballs is one of them. Garlic meatballs, also known as bulgur meatballs flavored with tomato paste and garlic, are both hearty and healthy.
You enjoyed the most delicious dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine, now it’s time for the most beautiful dessert: KÜNEFE. Although künefe, a type of dessert that is famous all over the world, is made and served all over Turkey, it is of course another pleasure to taste everything in its place. The combination of kadayif and unsalted cheese with warm sherbet creates a wonderful flavor that will remain on the palate. You will want to taste this Antakya künefe after every meal during your Mediterranean tour. After the delicious meals, you can close with the most beautiful desserts.
You should definitely taste walnut jam, which is indispensable for breakfast in many cities in the Mediterranean Region. Walnut jam is a type of dessert that is made when walnuts are still raw and it is very difficult to make. We call it a dessert type because many Mediterranean people eat walnut jam both for breakfast and after the main course.