Halva

Halva

Another sweet treat in Turkey is halva. It is typically made from sesame paste (tahini), often with nuts added. The word halva comes from Arabic where it means sweet dessert. Halva is popular in many countries in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Shih Kebab

Shih Kebab

Another Turkish specialty but also very popular in the Middle East and the West is Shih Kebab. The word “shish” means in Turkish skewer. This dish is made with meat, can be basically any meat, grilled on a metal skewer together with different types of vegetables. Here on the picture a chicken shish kebab.