I was wandering through the Foodie Markets at the Rocks in Sydney, Australia today and I noticed there was a line up of people at one particular stand that looked to be selling some kind of crepe. I looked at the sign and it said “Turkish Gözleme“ having no idea what that was I wavered a bit. Even though I travel a lot and typically like trying new things, I’m sometimes fearful of trying new things, especially since it was going to cost me $9.50 and I would hate to waste that money if I hated whatever this was.
However I then thought of my friends Dalene and Pete from HeckticTravels.com whose posts I have been reading lately as they homesit in Turkey and they have had nothing but great things to say about all of the different foods they have been eating there, so I took the plunge.
A “Turkish Gözleme” pronounced gause-Le-may (at least thats what the guy sounded like when he said it) is a savoury Turkish pastry, however I did see they also had a banana and nutella kind. Its a hand rolled pastry filled most commonly with Spinach and Feta and then various other ingredients like egg, cheese, chicken or minced meat.
I went with the chicken and it tasted delicious, especially with some lemon squeezed overtop. I recommend if you are stumble upon a Turkish food stall or you find yourself in Turkey you should definitely give one a try.
Have you ever had a Turkish Gözleme? What did you think of it? Do you like trying new and different foods?