Order Turkish food
When it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine, the Turkish cuisine is certainly one of the most popular cuisines. Everything from its appetizers to desserts are widely known in the world, due to the strong heritage of the Ottoman cuisine. The Turkish cuisine is a mixture and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines.
Qatar is home to various Turkish restaurants spread out throughtout the country. In Qatar, Turkish restaurants are the number one places to go to for shawerma or fatayer as they serve the best. The Turkish cuisine consists of many dishes but these are their most popular dishes:
Wrapped vine leaves with a filling of rice, onion and spices like mint, currant, pepper and cinnamon.
Similar to a pizza, Pide is a popular Turkish fast-food-like dish, which is a thin crust of pastry is covered with toppings including cheese, egg, diced meat, chicken or tuna and then it is put it into a high heat stone oven. Similar to a Pide is Lahmacu, which is also a pizza like dish with a topping of finely minced meat and onions with spices on flaky thin dough. It is served with tomatoes, lettuce, parsley or rocket and most people prefer to squeeze lemon on it and roll to eat easier like tacos. Pide originates from the early Syrian cuisine of the Levant and the name comes from Arabic ‘dough with meat’.
Kofte is the Turkish version of meatballs. Sold in a wrap as street food or served on a plate with rice and salad in restaurants. There are many different types of kofte and their taste will vary depending on the region that recipe originates from. Çiğ kofte is unusual as it is raw meatballs originating from the south east of Turkey and these are traditionally eaten as a snack or appetizer.There are more than 40 different types of kebabs in Turkey but the most popular is the traditional street kebab. Large skewers of rotating chicken or beef are cooked slowly. When an order is made, the cook will slice stripes from the outside of the skewer, place them in a pastry wrap, and then fill it with lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.