02.11.2013 / by istanbulRP
Do you love pizza? Of course you do, who doesn’t? But have you ever tried Turkish Pizza? With its unique flavor and texture it is simply delicious! It is prepared with the freshest ingredients. baked in the oven and served with fresh tomatoes, onions and lemon. Let us warn you; one may not be enough!
Lahmacun, also known as ‘Turkish pizza’, is a spicy Turkish/Middle Eastern dish consisting of a ground meat/vegetable mixture, spread on a very thin bread/cracker-like crust. Although Lahmacun may look somewhat similar to Italian pizza (and is referred to as Turkish pizza outside of Turkey), their tastes are completely different. Lahmacun is spicy, the dough is very thin, there is no cheese and it’s main ingredient is the ground meat. Lahmacun is especially famous in the Southern and Eastern parts of Turkey where it’s traditionally eaten with salad and lots of red hot pepper flakes! The latter is optional, if you are not into hot/spicy food, just leave it out. I myself have started appreciating spicy food just recently, yet enjoyed the more mellow, non-spicy Lahmacun for years.