Turkey is one of those very few countries that have tourism open even in this COVID rigged world. And so, everyone who can is opting to fly to Turkey. For tourists, as travel ethics suggests, it is essential to taste the delicacies of their destination country. So if you are in Turkey, by default, you just have to try the Turkish Foods. Or do you?
If you are from South Asia, your taste buds cannot accept just any food. Or just the idea may make you want to vomit. But liking something, let alone food, is a very subjective concept. So we will give you a list of Turkish foods, and you can decide for yourself if you want to taste them or vomit on them.
1. Cig kofte
The cig kofte is your meatballs, just raw. They must have been low on fire when they invented this dish. And we know Turkey is a cold country. Whatever the reasoning, just imagine chewing on to a piece of meat that has a residue of blood absorbed in it, and you can even smell it.
2. Tavuk Göğsü
This is easier to explain than to pronounce. It is kheer. You are familiar with kheer, aren’t you? Rice or some other element is cooked in milk and sugar. Well, with this dish, that ‘some other element’ is chicken. It is cooked and cooked to such an extent that it gets shredded. Turkish people promise that it may sound gross to you, but it is delicious.
If you have seen the entire process of sacrificing a goat during Eid-ul-Azha, you would have come across a strange scene. Things like spaghetti, very large spaghetti coming out of the goat. Those are the intestines. Kokorec is made of those intestines. They wrap it up, cook it. And once it’s cooked, they shred it and put it in a bun or bread.
It is made out of egg yolk and yogurt primarily. You can add butter sauce to it. This sounds eatable with nothing gross. But it’s weird, eating poached eggs with yogurt.
5. iskembe corbasi
It is Tripe soup!!! Tripe is stomach lining. And they make a soup out of it. Just make sure that you are very aware of that when you order ‘iskembe corbasi’ at a Turkish restaurant.
For me, Cig Kofte seemed the weirdest. I mean, who even eats raw meat. Indeed they must have stable teeth there. I would like to stick with a safe choice such as Pizza and reserve all sense of adventure for sightseeing if these are the choices available.
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