Those who cannot start the day without breakfast and whose favorite weekend activity is long breakfasts with the family know best that breakfast has something to do with happiness. It’s not just the most important but also the most satisfying meal of the day, and the great variety of breakfast options in Turkey are nowhere else to be found. This diversity actually explains why breakfast means so much to Turkish people. But what does it really mean to people from each geographical region? Here are the most tempting breakfasts from the seven regions!
Marmara is home to some of the best olive varieties in Turkey. Therefore, olives and olive oil are a must in breakfasts around Marmara. Cheese produced in this region is another breakfast star. The best varieties of both olives and cheese, accompanied by a colorful feast of fruits are featured in the breakfasts in Marmara.
Aegean breakfast is another a-lister you shouldn’t fail to try. As the region is famous for the variety of its greens, all kinds of nutrient-rich greens and aromatic herbs are found in breakfast meals. But greens and herbs are not the only highlights of the region. Here, every vegetable and fruit you can think of are made into marmalade and jam. Aegean breakfasts boast tasty jams of various kinds, as well as greens, herbs and, of course, olives.
The most famous food in Mediterranean breakfasts is, of course, jams made from citrus fruits. Olives, cheese and tomatoes are also very popular in this region. Walnut jam, orange jam, olives, cheese, and tomatoes can be found in their most beautiful in any Mediterranean breakfast.
Central Anatolia Region
In Central Anatolian cuisine, pastry products are well-loved; therefore, it is only natural they star in the breakfast menu in every house. Pastry foods such as poppy seed bread and flatbread are all the gems of Central Anatolian breakfast. Spicy “çemen” paste and tulum cheese are also absolute musts.
Black Sea Region
Black Sea breakfasts, unlike other regions, contain many foods unique to the region. Corn bread and mıhlama are considered the most famous. Among some other unique flavors are kaygana, roasted pickles, imansız cheese, Trabzon bread and Black Sea butter.
Eastern Anatolia Region
Eastern Anatolia is also known for its super delicious breakfasts. Kavut, murtuğa, and dried “cacık” yogurt soup, as well as herb cheese and muffins specific to the city of Van are among the highlights of the mouth-watering Eastern Anatolian breakfasts. This variety makes the region a breakfast-star!
Southeastern Anatolia Region
Here is another breakfast experience appealing to both the stomach and the eyes! Zahter, katmer, mıklas, chickpea wraps, beyran soup among many others offer an extremely delicious and unparalleled breakfast experience. This sweet and savory feast should be on your bucket list!
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