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Turkish food


Lahmacun is the Turkish version of pizza, and it’s a popular street food in Turkey. It consists of a crispy flatbread topped with minced lamb meat, lemon juice and spices. Lahmacun is widely available across the whole country, and it’s both cheap and delicious. 

Lahmacun (lahmajun) is a round, thin piece of dough topped with minced meat (most commonly beef or lamb), minced vegetables and herbs including onions, garlic, tomatoes, red peppers, and parsley, and spices such as chili pepper, paprika, and cinnamon, then baked. Lahmacun is often wrapped around vegetables, including pickles, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, parsley, and roasted eggplant.

Though it is sometimes described as Turkish pizza, Armenian pizza, or similar names, it has only in modern times been referred to as “pizza”, and it is of Middle Eastern rather than European origin. Furthermore, unlike pizza, lahmacun is not usually prepared with cheese  and the crust is thinner.