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A Meze literrally is a ?starter? or ?appetizer?, similar to tapas of Spain.They are little dishes, commonly various vegetable salads ,seafood dishes such as "little fishes" or grilled octopus and often small salads, designed to complement a beverage like Raki .Turkish meze often consist of (the list is very long actually)
beyaz peynir (feta),
acili ezme(This is usually a hot one! Diced tomatoes, peppers and onions.),
haydari(yoghourt with garlic),
patlican salatasi (eggplant salade or Pureed aubergine salad),
cacik, Chopped cucumber with garlic and yoghurt
pilaki (White beans with carrots and potatoes cooked in olive oil)
dolma or sarma(stuffed vegetables),
Arnavut Cigeri: Chopped and fried liver with onions
Russian salad: Potatoe salad with vegetables and mayonnaise.(sometimes ironically its called american salad)
Imam bayildi (The priest fainted)!: Aubergine stuffed with tomatoes, onions and garlic cooked in olive oil.
Fava (broad bean puree)
Çerkez tavuğu (meaning Circassian chicken)
Börek (very thin dough layers staffed with cheese, meat or vegetables)
Hummus (prepared from sesame, chickpea, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice)
Tarama (roe of the carp)
After eating a large selection of Mezes with bread, many people find they do not need to order a main course which is why often, your order for your main course will not be taken until you have finished your mezes.
Or try to taste all of them ...they are not for feeding !!!
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