Turkish Food and Restaurants in St. Louis
|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.
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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