Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And every evening I go to bed with the thought of the next morning’s breakfast…I know I know…it is a bit absurd, but I do :)
In Turkey, breakfast (kahvalti in Turkish) is quite standard, if you want to follow the pattern of everybody else and eat every morning a traditional ” Turkish breakfast “. It is good, but personally, eventually I felt like I want something else for a change.
As the picture below shows, Turkish Breakfast is: boiled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, butter, honey, bread and tea (cay). Eventually we got fed up with it…and felt the need for some variety.
Another delicious breakfast, which is one of my favorites is so called: Su Boregi. It is like a pastry cake with milk and eggs. I loved it. And goes very well with tea.
Another dish which is usually served for breakfast is: Menemen. Which is a fried mixture of eggs and tomatoes. Personally I didn’t get over excited about it, but Alexey enjoyed it a lot. We got to try it, when a truck driver that picked us up when hitchhiking, invited us for lunch. Later we learnt that the dish we had it is usually served for breakfast.
The winner of our favorite breakfast is: Turkish fried eggs ( Sahanda Yumurta ). Well, you would think…what’s so special about it ? Well, I don’t know…maybe some special spices, maybe some always welcomed butter…or maybe just because we like fried eggs :)) But they are simply delicious :)
Please keep in mind that if you are a coffee person, you’d better bring your own coffee..The most common morning drink is tea, a good one..but still tea. Coffee comes in the form of instant coffee “Nescafe” and sometimes in a strange “3 in 1” form, meaning already includes milk and sugar. I believe sugar is a crime for coffee…but just my personal taste.
But the BEST breakfast …is the one you share it with your friends :)