The most popular Turkish food in Berlin is undoubtedly döner, but did you know that döner was actually invented in Germany by a Turkish immigrant? Not to mention, the biggest population of Turkish people outside of Turkey is in Berlin. To dive in a bit further and learn about traditional Turkish cuisine, we can take a trip to Gözleme on Karl Marx Straße in Berlin.
This eatery specialises in two types of food, one is, of course, gözleme, and the other is manti. But what are these foods? Well, I’ll tell ya.
Gözleme is a savoury doughy Turkish bread, somewhat similar to a turnover or quesadilla. This stuffed flatbread can be filled with all sorts of ingredients, most commonly meat, cheese, or vegetables. There is no shortage of variations at this restaurant, and you’ll be sure to enjoy whatever you try. My two favorites are probably their Patatesli (with potatoes) or Sucuklu (with garlic and sausage).
Whenever I enjoy gözleme here I have to always get an order of manti, which are stuffed Turkish dumplings commonly served with garlic yogurt and chili oil. They sell two kinds here, with minced meat (Kiymali) and with potato (Patatesli), and honestly, I can’t decide which I like better. I mean they are just incredible! I say bring a friend and try both! Paired with some gözleme, of course.