While staying in Alanya you’ll no doubt want to sample the rich and varied Turkish Mediterranean cuisine on offer. One of the richest cuisines in the world, it reflects the prosperity of the former Ottoman Empire that spread over vast areas of land. Turkish breakfast generally consists of foodstuffs such as bread, olives, cured meats, cheeses, tomatoes and jams. At lunch, kebab is a common popular dish. The kebab is cooked by placing steak slices on skewers, ready to be served. It can be eaten as part of a sit-down meal with rice or bread. Other popular foods include meatballs, Turkish pizza and pita. Dinner often begins with starters that include things such as hummus, ezme (a dish made of tomatoes and peppers), haydari (a yoghurt dip), Tzatziki and imambayildi, a stuffed aubergine dish. Popular desserts include famous favourites such as baklava and Antalya’s burned ice cream.