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St Louis Turkish Restaurants


Turkish food St. LouisTurkish food is popular for being diverse, healthy and delicious. If you’re planning on visiting a Turkish restaurant in St. Louis, or visiting Turkey, it might be a good idea for you to brush up on the foods in popular Turkish dishes before you go. Knowing what dishes to order can help you to get the best taste of Turkey, and can prevent you from ordering some of their dishes that require you to ‘develop a taste’ for them. 
Turkish food has evolved over the centuries to accommodate every taste and budget, and you are almost certain to find something you like. For the most authentic taste of Turkey, try visiting some of their fast food stands, and visiting some of their small, out of the way restaurants as well.

Yaprak Sarma – Usually either an entrée or a full meal on its own, Yaprak Sarma is a vegetarian dish that uses grape or vine leaves to wrap around a filling of rice, onions and spices. This is a great entrée or appetizer, especially if you have a large crowd.

Dolma – Great for the vegetarian, or as a side dish, Dolma consists of eggplant stuffed with rice onions and spices. You can also get this dish in the form of stuffed peppers or stuffed tomatoes.

St. Louis Turkish Restaurants  Phone  Attributes  Location
 Aya Sofia  314-645-9919  Turkish  St. Louis Hills
 Cafe Natasha's  314-771-3411  Persian  South Grand
 Central Cafe & Bakery  314-875-0657  Lebanese  Central West End
 Grbic  314-772-3100  Bosnian  South St. Louis
 Gyro Grill  314-875-9465  Middle Eastern  U City
 Layla  314-553-9252  Middle Eastern  The Grove
 Ranoush  314-726-6875  Middle Eastern   U City
 Royal Kebab House  314-932-7745  Turkish  South City
 Sameem Afghan Restaurant  314-534-9500  Afghan  South Grand
 Sheesh Restaurant  314-833-4321  Turkish  South Grand Tower Grove
 St. Louis Oasis  314-361-6666  Middle Eastern  Central West End
 The Vine  314-776-0991  Middle Eastern  South Grand

Turkish Food at St. Louis Restaurants

Lahmacun – Also known as a Turkish pizza, this dish can be eaten flat or rolled and eaten in a similar manner to a burrito. The bread is similar to a thick Indonesian Naan, but with a very spicy and flakey dough. The dish is usually served with ground beef and minced onions with lettuce, rocket or parsley.

Kebaps – Most St Louisans are familiar with, and love, a good Kebap, but few of them know that this tasty dish originated in Turkey. Turkish Kebaps consist of skewered meat (can sometimes include vegetables) that is grilled either over an open fire, or on a restaurant grill. If you order them in Turkey, you can now get them in every sort of combination possible, including without a skewer! Popular meats include lamb, chicken and beef, and the meat can be dried or fresh. Most Turkish kebaps will also be spicy, so make sure you know what is on the dish.
 
 

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Döner – Similar to Shaorma, this dish consists of thinly sliced, spiced meat. The dish is usually served on a pita, with carrots, yogurt or garlic sauce and lettuce.

Köfte – Similar to meatballs (and often called meatballs) Köfte consists of minced meat (lamb, pork, beef) with onions, spices and breadcrumbs. The dish can be shaped into any pattern and is usually served skewered and grilled with hot peppers and parsley with rice on the side.

Mänti – Think of a ravioli or dumpling with yogurt, and you have Mänti. The dish consists of dough spread thin and then filled with a minced meat (usually beef or lamb, salt and pepper and onions. They are usually made to be about the same size as perline, the Italian variation of Ravioli, and then boiled in either tomato sauce or water. The dish is then arranged on a plate, sprinkled with parsley and topped with yogurt.

Turkish food has evolved over the centuries to accommodate every taste and budget, and you are almost certain to find something you like. For the most authentic taste of Turkey, try visiting some of their fast food stands, and visiting some of their small, out of the way restaurants as well.

Turkish Food Resources featuring Turkish Recipes

TurkishCuisine.eu | Offers information and resources about Turkish cuisine recipes 
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TurkishCookbook.com | Featureds delicious recipes for popular Turkish dishes 
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