11 October 2021

Ovmaç Soup (Crumble Soup): One of the delicious starters of Bolu cuisine is Ovmaç Soup. The flour blended with minced meat, onion, and tomato paste is mixed with egg and rubbed in the palm. This delicious soup, which warms one's heart during the harsh cold winter days of Bolu, is so tasty that it can compete with the main dishes.

Imaret Soup: Another delicious Bolu soup is Imaret Soup. The main ingredient of this soup is milk, and it is prepared by cooking rice and milk and seasoning it with onions. This delicious soup, which originates from Ottoman cuisine, is also a meaningful flavor with the tradition of distributing it to the needy.

Abant Kebab: One of the fixtures of Turkish cuisine is kebabs. Of course, Bolu, one of the gastronomic capitals of Turkey, is not short of kebabs. The first example is Abant Kebab. A whole roasted eggplant is stuffed with mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and lamb. Finally, the delicious Abant Kebab is ready with grated kasar cheese on it.


Bolu Meatballs: Almost every city has its meatballs. Naturally, Bolu also takes its place on this list. This delicious meatball, also known as Mengen Meatballs, becomes magnificent with its special ground meat, as well as onions, parsley, and various seasonings. Bolu Meatballs, served with various garnishes, are among the indispensables of resting facilities.

Kartalkaya Kebab: One of the delicious kebabs of Bolu cuisine, Kartalkaya Kebab is ideal for those who do not prefer eggplant for the kebab. Delicious lamb meat is sautéed and mixed with zucchini, shallots, and carrots. Finally, it is placed into a vol–au–vent (oily dough prepared to be stuffed) and served.

Stuffed Kaldirik (Kaldırık Dolması): Located in Mengen, the culinary district of Bolu, the capital of gastronomy, Kaldırık Dolması is one of the must-haves on the list. The leaves are boiled, and garlic, onion, and cornmeal are added and wrapped. In addition to its delicious taste, Kaldırık Dolması is one of the Bolu flavors worth trying, with its wonderful smell that will whet the appetite of even those who are not hungry.

Mengen Pilaf: No one has not heard of the reputation of the cooks from Bolu Mengen. Mengen pilaf, named after Mengen, where skilled cooks are many, is one of the Bolu delicacies worth hearing and tasting. Mengen Pilaf, prepared with almonds and mushrooms, is one of the local flavors of Bolu and can be diversified, preferably with green pistachios and tomatoes. In the list of delicious tastes of Bolu, it is useful not to miss the unique harmony of roasted almonds and mushrooms with rice.

Kedi Batmaz: One of the favorite flavors of Bolu cuisine is Kedi Batmaz, with its interesting name. Corn flour is made into dough and served with dried curd, or foie gras poured over it.

Mudurnu broad bean: One of the prominent ingredients of Bolu cuisine is the broad bean. One of the recipes made with broad bean, used in many different ways, is Mudurnu Broad Bean, also known as a dry bean dish. Prepared with plenty of onions and tomato paste, Mudurnu broad bean is mostly preferred for dinner.

Pasha Pilaf: Another delicious pilaf of Bolu cuisine is Pasha Pilaf. Despite its name, this flavor, which consists of potatoes, eggs, and onions, is more like potato salad. This delicious meal, which can also be consumed as a snack, can be diversified with olive oil, parsley, and chili peppers.

Bolubeyi Dessert: Dessert is next for delicious Bolu delicacies. Bolubeyi Dessert, which impresses even with its name, can be described as Turkish-style profiteroles. Doughs prepared with flour and margarine are baked and filled with cream. Finally, chocolate and palace halva are sprinkled on top. Bolubeyi Dessert is ready.