Gaziantep cuisine, for many years, has held a privileged place among the cuisines of the world and in our country due to its traditional and regional richness of flavour.
The very special feature of Gaziantep cuisine is in the careful use of the ingredients in the preparation of the meals. All the ingredients are chosen with great care.
Plentiful quantities of spices, tomato pastes and different mixtures give different tastes and flavours to Gaziantep’s dishes. For flavor excellence and great tasting Gaziantep meals, the skills of the person preparing them are just as important as the quality of the materials.
The following are the main Gaziantep dishes:
a) Meatballs (köfteler): içli köfte, çig kofte, ekşili köfte, ufak köfte, malhıtalı köfte, yoğurtlu ufak köfte.
b) Kebabs : Kuşbaşı (tike) kebap, kıyma kebabı, patlıcan kebabı, sogan kebabı, simit kebabı, ciğer kebabı, etc.
c) Other dishes that should be sampled : Yuvarlama, and lahmacun.
d) Desserts : Baklava, bülbül yuvası, künefe, burmalı kadayıf, antepfıstığı ezmesi, katmer, etc.