Ala Turca Restaurant Turkish Cuisine

Turkish cuisine is renowned as one of the world’s best. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavours, and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The cuisine originated in central Asia, the first home of the Turks, and then evolved with the contributions of the inland and Mediterranean cultures with which Turks interacted after their arrival in Anatolia.

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Turkish Cuisine, like French and Chinese cuisines, is one of the world’s richest cuisines with thousands of years of history. Notably, some countries or cuisines have a symbolic dish. For example, Italy has pasta, and, France has cheese. But, it doesn’t work for the Turkish kitchen, because of its history, social, and, cultural heritage. Turkish cuisine is nourished by its individual regions, each with their own rich cuisines.

The journey of Turkish food culture has been in continuous development from the past beginning from Central Asia, Seljuk, Ottoman Empire to Republican eras and has excelled. Today, Turkish cuisine has an important place in the world. During the Ottoman Empire, the cuisine survived and developed because of three factors: the palace, mansion, and chefs in Istanbul. The culinary culture of the Ottoman Empire was divided into palace kitchens and public kitchens. The food culture differs from region to region; Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia, the Black Sea, Marmara, Aegean, and the Mediterranean have their own particular food culture.

Frequently used ingredients

Turkish specialties include lamb, beef, rice, fish, eggplants, green peppers, onions, garlic, lentils, beans, zucchinis, and tomatoes. Nuts, especially pistachios, chestnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts, together with spices, have a special place in Turkish cuisine and are used extensively in desserts or eaten separately. Semolina flour is used to make a cake called revani and irmik helvasi.




Approaching from Green Point, head south on Vlei Road toward Helen Suzman Boulevard. Turn right onto Helen Suzman Boulevard./M6 and take a left onto Main Road. Continue straight and turn left at Napier Street. Ala Turca - Authentic Turkish Cuisine would be on the right.


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TurkishHalaal (Strictly) Light MealsVegetarian
Average Price$$$
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Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - Midnight
Sunday: 11:00 - Midnight
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