Hünkar Beğendi: What is it: Lamb stew served on top of a creamy eggplant puree. Why you’ll love it: The acidic tomatoey flavor of the lamb stew combined with the creamy eggplant creates something truly out of this world.
Mercimek Köftesi: What is it: Vegetarian meatballs made from lentils, green onions and tomato paste. Why you’ll love it: Perfect for vegetarians, they are also light and make amazing appetizers or side courses.
Kadayıf: What is it: Shredded phyllo pastry covered with syrup and a hint of lemon juice. Why you’ll love it: A ‘light’ Turkish dessert, kadayıf blends the sour of lemon with the sweet of syrup perfectly.