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During our recent visit to Turkey, we were surprised to see that most of the Turkish food is just like ours though very less hot as compared to our food. When we saw familiar names than we realised that many of our dishes have actually come from Turkey. We eat them with more spices and chilies but the dish is same. Many types of rice like Pulao (called pilav in Turkish) and many kababs (called kebab in Turkish) are Turkish in origin.

Since we all are very fond of BBQ and Kababs, our preference was to go and have traditional Turkish food.


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Different types of kababs and tikka, ready for BBQ. These include Iskander, Adana, Doner, alinazik, orman kebabs and chicken boti.


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Iskender kebab is one of the most liked. They are very tasty. Main dish of kebab is served with different vegetables, salads and rice (on demand).



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These are adana kebab. They are more like our seikh kabab but a different taste and recipe. What we call a seikh kabab in Pakistan is called a sish kebab in Turkey.



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These are kebab rolls containing one kebab of each type.



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Chicken sish kebab


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salads of different type. I don't think they are traditional Turkish salads.


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Rice with chicken which is very similar to our bariani but is very less spicy.


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Curries containing meat and vegetables.



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Another dish of chicken boti, kebabs, salads and rice.


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Grilled sea bass. Since we eat lot of fish (caught by us) which is absolutely fresh and made with our own Pakistani recipes, we did not like this fish at all. For Pakistanis, it is easier to adjust with kebabs but Turkish fish is different and many of us may not like it. In the back ground is a shrimp curry made in cheese, onions, garlic and tomatoes.


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Turkish sweets.

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We had most of our food in street restaurants which were of good standard.

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Even the street side restaurants were very clean and hygienic

Turkish food is good to eat and if one can take some red chilli powder to the restaurant, they taste excellent. Kebabs are excellent to eat.


I will post few more pics of Shwarmas of beef and chicken which is also a very common dish in Turkey.


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Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Didn't you like the Kumpir!! I really loved it.
And off course the kebabs are very tasty too!
What all places did you visit in Istanbul?

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Yaar ye rozay ke waqt kia tasweerein dikha deen ...... :drool:


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Thanks for sharing such nice dishes. I love the doner kebab, and iskandar is good too. Well, they are all good. I prefer the doner though.

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yup, they are all very tasty. And if one can tell the cook before cooking that he wants them a little hot and also, select the appropriate seasoning with it, the whole package turns out to be a delight. :drool: :drool:

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They were really tasty. It was a great time.

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I liked the beef kabab the best but I have forgotten the name. :(

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Yes, Sualeh bhai is about to attack Haider's Kababs :twisted:


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And how about these :roll:

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Iftar is still 9 hours away. Have mercy on me please. :lol:

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There is no match to Pakistani style BBQ. :)

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@Sualeh, very mouth watering!

@Haider, taste is personal preference. I prefer Lebanese and Turkish cuisines due to lower spice, but full flavor. But, there are some Pakistani dishes (such as spicy lamb leg roast or spicy mutton ribs, or Malaee boti, etc) that I also like.

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if some of you try the local meaty dishes of KP like Laralay, Patta Tikka, Mutton karahi cooked in fat etc etc I am sure you will have second thoughts about favorite foods.

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Sualeh, your pics are simply mouth watering....
i miss those "TALAPIAs" (don't remeber the exact name) we had at your place at dinner . they were superb...


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Welcome to TGF Bilal. It's good to see you around and I hope Abu Bakr might also like to join in.

Yes. Talapias are really good. This winter we had great BBQ events and we all enjoyed them. Trying to continue the same here as well. BBQ shrimps were out of this world. Rainbow trout was ok.

Yesterday we purchased coho salmon, atlantic salmon, bassa and lake fish for BBQ. Tried bassa yesterday and it was really very good. hmmm..... my mouth is already watering. :drool: :drool: :drool:

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You are not going to have any shortage of good fish up where you are now.
Let us know some of the local ways they prepare it.

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Yes Larry I will be looking for the local cooking ways. Have already seen a few. :shifty:

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[quote="KBW"]Welcome to TGF Bilal. It's good to see you around and I hope Abu Bakr might also like to join in.

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Sir, thanks alot. It is indeed because of you that i joined this forum, otherwise i never knew about it.
Regarding Abu bakr :- I keep informing him about the forum and its updates, may be some day i will be able to convince him that it is not only about reading others hunting expeditions, but more about sharing the knowledge regarding anything relating to guns and outdoor.


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Fully agreed. We need hunters like Abu Bakr on the forum. Despite being young, he possess more knowledge about hunting than many experienced hunters. BTW, while we are doing BBQ here, we often remember you guys. What a lovely time we had in Okara.
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Sir, really grateful for your kind gesture.
your comments have been conveyed to Abu Bakr. Regarding those BBQs of Okara, even their thought is so tempting...

Time has passed so quick...


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Yes, time passed quickly. BTW, Sualeh has really improved his standards in making BBQ. Today we had a great fish and prawn BBQ :drool:

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