Some Famous Dishes to Try when Visiting Istanbul

1- Döner Kebab: Thinly sliced meat (usually lamb or chicken) cooked on a spit and served in a sandwich or wrap with vegetables and sauces.
2- Lahmacun: A thin, round piece of dough topped with minced meat, vegetables, and spices.
3- Köfte: Meatballs made from ground lamb or beef and spices, often served with rice or vegetables.
4- Pide: A Turkish-style pizza made with a thin, oval-shaped crust and topped with various ingredients such as meat, cheese, and vegetables.
5- Börek: A savory pastry made with thin layers of phyllo dough and filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables.
6- Iskender Kebab: Thinly sliced lamb or beef served over pieces of pide bread and topped with a tomato sauce.
7- Turkish Delight (Lokum): A sweet confection made with sugar, cornstarch, and flavorings, often served with a dusting of powdered sugar.
8- Baklava: A sweet pastry made with layers of phyllo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with honey or syrup.