What to Eat in Bursa?

Bursa is a city with one of the richest cuisines in Turkey. There are many flavors to try in Bursa, but some of the most popular are;

List of What to Eat in Bursa

Bursa is a city with one of the richest cuisines in Turkey. You can find delicious food in every corner of the city.

Inegöl meatballs

inegöl meatballs
İnegöl meatballs are grilled meatballs made in the İnegöl district of Bursa. It was made by Turkish immigrants who came to İnegöl from the Balkans in the late 19th century. It is known as Ćevapi in the Balkans. It is kneaded into a round shape and cooked on the grill.

Eggplant kebab

eggplant kebab
Eggplant kebab is one of the most popular street delicacies in Bursa. Eggplant kebab, made from eggplant, minced meat, onion and spices, can be found on every corner in Bursa. Eggplant kebab is made with ingredients such as eggplant, minced meat, onion, tomato paste, salt, black pepper and cumin.

Bursa Iskender

bursa iskender
Bursa Iskender is one of the most famous flavors of Bursa. Invented by İskender Efendi in 1867, Bursa İskender is a dish made with döner, pita bread, yoghurt and tomato sauce. Bursa Iskender is made from doner made from finely chopped lamb meat. Doner is cooked on the grill and poured over pita bread. Yogurt and tomato sauce are added to the pita. Finally, butter is drizzled over the doner kebab and served.

Candied chestnut

candied chestnut
Chestnut candy is a type of dessert made by cooking boiled chestnuts in sugar syrup and sweetening them. It is one of the famous desserts of Bursa. Chestnut candy is made from chestnuts grown in Uludağ within the borders of Bursa province. Chestnut candy can also be made in different ways. For example, ingredients such as walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds can be added to candied chestnuts. Additionally, candied chestnuts can be served coated with chocolate.

lamb belly

Morel is a type of edible mushroom from the Morchellaceae family. It is generally found singly or in small groups in forests, especially after forest fires. It usually occurs in spring. Lack of rainfall in spring has a negative impact.

Tahini Pita

tahini pita
Tahini pita is a type of pita made with tahini, sugar and oil. It is usually consumed for breakfast or snack. Tahini pita is a soft and delicious pita. It leaves a pleasant taste on the palate with the unique taste of tahini and the sweetness of sugar.

Plum Dish with Meat

plum dish with meat
Plum dish with meat is a dish made in various regions of Turkey. It is done in spring, during the ripening period of plums. Plum dish with meat is made with lamb meat. However, it can also be made with beef or chicken. Plums can be sweet or sour. However, it is often made with sweet plums.

Kazan Tarhana

cauldron tarhana
Kazan tarhana is a type of tarhana made in various regions of Turkey. It is especially common in provinces such as Bursa, Eskişehir and Kütahya. Kazan tarhana is made from milk, flour, yoghurt, chickpeas and various spices. Milk and yoghurt give tarhana its unique taste. Chickpeas provide protein and fiber to tarhana.

Groom's Trousers

groom's trousers

Groom's trotter is made with dry dough, chicken broth, margarine or butter. Dried dough, chicken broth and yoghurt give the dish its unique taste. Butter adds flavor to the dish. Groom trousers are usually made at weddings and holiday dinners.

Ogmac Soup

oatmeal soup
In regions where agriculture is widespread, oğmaç soup, which is an easy-to-prepare and satisfying soup, is very popular. Oğmaç soup is made with dough balls made of flour and water. Dough balls add flavor and texture to the soup. Oğmaç soup is usually made with meat broth. However, it can also be made with chicken broth or vegetable broth.

Paradise Künkü

heaven because
Cennet künkü is a traditional dessert of Bursa. It is made by rolling thin dough into rolls and frying them. It is completed by sweetening the fried dough with sherbet. Heavenly künkü is usually made at weddings and special occasions.

Chestnut Rice

chestnut rice
Chestnut pilaf is a type of pilaf made in various regions of Turkey. It is made especially widely in the Eastern Anatolia Region. Chestnut pilaf is made with chestnuts, rice, onion, peanuts and spices. Chestnuts add flavor and texture to the rice.

Stuffed Artichoke

stuffed artichoke
Stuffed artichokes are one of Bursa's most popular olive oil dishes. Since artichoke grows abundantly in Bursa, this dish is one of the most important flavors of Bursa cuisine. Stuffed artichokes are usually made in May and June, when the artichokes are fresh.

Cabbage Rolls with Olive Oil and Chestnuts

Cabbage rolls with olive oil and chestnuts
Stuffed cabbage with olive oil and chestnuts is a dish made in various regions of Turkey. It is especially common in Bursa and Thrace regions. This dish is made by wrapping a mixture of rice, onion, peanuts, chestnuts and spices in cabbage leaves and cooking it with olive oil.


Cantik is a traditional flavor of Crimean Tatar cuisine. It is made by wrapping the mixture prepared with lamb meat, onion and spices in phyllo dough without oil and cooking it in a pan. It is not fried in hot oil like Çibörek. Bursa cantık is a dish called cantık, but it is a stuffed pita dish.

Meatballs with Pita

meatballs with pita
Meatballs with pita are a dish made in various regions of Turkey. It is especially common in Bursa and Gaziantep regions. Meatballs with pita are made by cooking the mixture prepared with minced meat, onion, tomato paste, pepper paste, salt, black pepper and spices over wood fire and in the oven. It is placed on cubed bread and served with tomato paste and foamed butter.


my höşmer
Höşmerim is a traditional Turkish dessert made from semolina, milk, sugar and egg yolks. It is popular in the surrounding regions of Turkey, especially Bursa and Balıkesir, and is known for its texture and delicious taste.

Orhangazi Duvalı Dessert

orhangazi duvalı dessert
Duvalı Tatlı started to be produced in 1989 by Orhan Çiftçi in a shop opened in Orhangazi. The dessert quickly became one of Bursa's most popular desserts. The dessert is a milk dessert inspired by ice cream, consisting of cream, flour and sugar. Duvalı Dessert is a taste you should definitely try if you come to Orhangazi.
Serap Bozkurt
Serap Bozkurt
23 November 2023
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