Turkish Hors D’oeuvres (Meze)

Turkish Hors D'oeuvres (MezeMeze is a generel term for appetizers, mainly to go with raki. These dishes are mainly olive oil based, and main ingredients are vegetables, yoghurt and sea foods. There are tens of different hors d’oeuvres, and you are presented samples on a tray before you order. Just choose a couple according to your taste.

My personal favorites are: Feta (beyaz peynir), mashed eggplant (patl─▒can ezme) and salt-marinated fish (lakerda). You can try fried calamari (kalamar) or skewed shrimps (karides g├╝ve├ž) afterwards. Also I’d like to recommend melon with raki. Feta and melon are the two favorite sides with raki.