Anyone else crazy for food from the Middle East (specifically Persian and Turkish)? Got a bunch of cookbooks for Christmas and I've basically eaten nothing but since. GOAT salads
I really love rose-flavored foods. It's too bad they aren't popular in America.
As a Turkish person I would suggest you guys look into all the meals that have vegetables too. I know when people think of middle eastern food they think of kebab and they are really nice too, it kind of gets boring eating them every day so I suggest you guys look into dishes that use vegetables as a main ingredient OR all the olive oil stuff you can eat while they are cold.
Here are some of my suggestions:
This just requires expertise to fold like sushi but once you get the hang of it you can roll rice, minced meat etc. into anything like lettuce, grape leaves, even a leek's outer rings
Basically anything Turkish with eggplants is delicious
God tier breakfast with egg as a main ingredient, too bad you murricans have sweeter tasting bread otherwise its really good to eat it with a "regular" Turkish bread thats fresh out from the oven.
These little niggers, there are hundreds of variety among them.
I really like the "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulu_k%C3%B6fte"s lemon-egg sauce version
Dont forget all the börek varieties. Just put anything into a filo pastry and cook it using different methods and you got yourself a börek.
oh and theres like a million dessert and kebab recipes that are really good but the unsung heroes of the Turkish cousine are the vegetable meals and stews that families eat on a regular basis.
Anyone that can give me a decent chicken shawarma recipe i can cook from home can fuck my gf everyday, ive tried 10 different recipes and none of them are great
No fucking allspice or cloves or fucking old middleaged jew woman recipes from online please
Anyone /kibbehnayeh/ here? It's amazing with fresh mint, onion, and a little olive oil.
I live and work in the middle east and travel in the region a lot for work. Often I go to "best of" places recommended by clients, concierge, internet and others.
A LOT of it riffs on the same stuff in the Levant and/or is heavily influenced by India in regards to the Gulf.
Same goes for the 'stans. Not to say they don't have differences but there's very much a common thread.
In my experience, there is either 0 or 1/2 establishments that try and compete on pure absolute quality. There is not a culture of refinement that you would get elsewhere.
In summary, "had one; had it all" attitudes apply here. The main impacts in taste are where crops are grown and it is a world of opaque distribution locally.
If you wish to repeat omfgamazing food experiences, seriously shop around for for the right ingredients that have been grown/raised as near as possible to the culture whose recipe you are trying to emulate. I know it sounds condescending but it really does make a difference.
Iraqi food is the shit, seriously. Kurdish food too, but I prefer Iraqi, generally speaking. It might just be because I grew up eating mostly Kurdish foods, so I got tired of it or something, but whatever.
Iraqi food is amazing and I could live off of it.
can anyone tell me what this ramen is all about? it tasted really unique, but was given to me as a gift from some market