North Cyprus cuisine

north cyprus cuisine

North Cyprus cuisine

The Turkish and Greek cuisines are closely related, although the Ottoman, Middle Eastern, Catalan, French, and Italian cuisines have all influenced Cypriot cuisine. Zucchini, potatoes, peppers, okra, beans, tomatoes, chickpeas, and lentils are frequently used in Cypriot cuisine. It will be pleasant to have a taste of the variety of flavors while visiting different locations during your trip. We’ve put together a list of some of North Cyprus’s most popular dishes and beverages.

Kebabs

In North Cyprus, you will find almost every variety of kebabs that you can get in Turkey. Shish kebabs, doner kebabs, and fish kebabs are all popular options. North Cyprus also has a special kebab style known as Sheftalia (Şeftali) Kebab, which is unique to Cypriots.

north cyprus cuisine
north cyprus cuisine

Pilavuna & Bulla

Because of the mild Mediterranean climate, there are lots of olive trees in North Cyprus. Bullas – zeytinli & Hellimli special bread is found in communities and bakeries. This bread is made with olives, halloumi cheese, and wild greens and baked in rock oven. Pilavuna is made in the same way but using a different type of cheese called Talar Cheese.

Molekhia

This meal is originally Arabic and is typically prepared in Egypt and other Arab countries. In the island’s history, many Africans immigrated to Cyprus, bringing this meal with them. This cuisine is considered traditional by Cypriots. At the start of the summer, this green vegetable is growing and being harvested. The leaves are separated and dried in the sun after being collected. This dish can be made with either lamb or chicken. Rie is served after this delectable meal is offered.

Mezes

There are hundreds of different types of Meze in North Cyprus cuisine (like espanol tapas), and most restaurants serve Meze as an appetizer before the main dish. This is an entertaining tradition accompanied with alcoholic beverages and the pleasure of the time spent eating more and more for friends in a gathering.

north cyprus cuisine
north cyprus cuisine

Wines

Cyprus grapes are also well-known, with farmers cultivating a variety of grapes. The grapes are well-processed, and turning to Cypriot wines. We recommend pairing your lunches and dinners with some of Cyprus’s finest wines.

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