Anatolian eats: The best dishes to try at Birmingham Turkish restaurants
When it comes to cooking meat, the Turks are the real pros. If you’re a meat lover, you must sample some kofte (melt-in-your-mouth meatballs made with ground meat mixed with herbs and spices), doner (meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie) and sucuk (a type of spicy Turkish sausage). Surrounded by four different seas, the abundance of coast that Turkey is blessed with means that fish and seafood dishes are extremely popular. Levrek (seabass) is one of the most popular types of fish that you will find on the menu at Birmingham's Turkish restaurants, served simply to allow the fresh flavours of the fish to stand out. Vegetarian? Have no fear, Turkish cuisine is rich in vegetables and grains, catering equally as well to meat-free eaters with dishes like menemen, a Turkish omelette made with runny egg, onions, tomatoes, and green peppers and served with bread to soak up the juices. Meze is another Turkish tradition, consisting of small, bite-sized dishes that are typically served as snacks and accompanied by alcohol. When dining Turkish style at Birmingham restaurants, be sure to try dolma (grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of garlic, onion, aubergine, and tomato) and borek (a filo pastry filled with feta cheese).