Recipe of the Day: Turkish Water Borek (aka Su Boregi)
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Recipe of the Day: Turkish Water Borek (aka Su Boregi)

You are already familiar with the several kinds of Turkish boreks, aren’t you? But what about Turkish Water Borek? The delicious pastry, which is also known as Su Boregi, is by far the best of all Turkish borek recipes. What makes it special and gives its distinguishing name is the homemade phyllo sheets that are…

Traditional Turkish Thimble Soup (Yüksük Çorbası) Recipe
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Traditional Turkish Thimble Soup (Yüksük Çorbası) Recipe

Well, there we are together again with the traditional Thimble Soup (Yüksük Çorbası) recipe you probably never heard of it before. As the DoYouKnowTurkey family, we love what we got in Turkish cuisine and you know that all the way through. Well, what we believe is that this traditional flavor will be an indispensable member…

Turkish Poached Egg (Çılbır) | Today’s Mouthwatering Recipe from Turkish Cuisine
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Turkish Poached Egg (Çılbır) | Today’s Mouthwatering Recipe from Turkish Cuisine

With today’s recipe, we are going to blow your mind! Turkish poached egg (“Çılbır” in Turkish), which probably you have never heard before, is something you will try at your home. For çilbir, pronounced “chulburr”, is a revelation and a complete sensation. If you can’t get the Aleppo pepper, also known as pul biber or…

Semolina Helva with Pine Nuts | Traditional Turkish Dessert
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Semolina Helva with Pine Nuts | Traditional Turkish Dessert

Semolina Helva, or helva in general, (as it’s known in Turkey — halvas in Greece, halva in the Middle East, and halwa in India and Pakistan) is a group of desserts based on either starch like flour or semolina, or nuts like sesame seeds. Yet, the dessert is one of the most traditional Turkish desserts and it is…

Delicious Turkish Okra and Fresh Tomato with Olive Oil
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Delicious Turkish Okra and Fresh Tomato with Olive Oil

Okra with olive oil (Abelmoschus esculantus) is one of those vegetables folks just love to hate. Other common names of this vegetable are gumbo, bamia, quingombo, and bhindi. Meanwhile, as an important note, this vegetable becomes a slimy mess if you don’t prepare it thoroughly. Okra is an acquired taste in Turkey, just as it is…