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17 Baghdad St, Singapore 199656

10 Must-Try Turkish Dishes to experience at Mavi in Singapore

Welcome to Mavi, a cozy spot in the heart of Singapore that’s not only a haven for authentic Turkish cuisine but also conveniently located in a hotspot for tourists. Surrounded by vibrant energy of the city, our doors are open to welcome you to a culinary experience like no other. Just steps away, the iconic Sultan Mosque adds to the charm of our neighborhood.

At Mavi, we want to make your visit memorable and accessible. Our location, surrounded by the buzz of tourism, ensures that you can easily weave our Turkish delights into your exploration of the city. So, come join us at Mavi, where the rich tapestry of Turkish flavors meets the excitement of a tourist hub. It’s more than just a meal; it’s a delightful part of your Singapore adventure.

Let's dive straight into the top 10 dishes you need to try

1) Mixed Meze Starter

What's in this dish? A fine selection of hummus, babaganoush, ezme, cacik and dolma. Served with freshly made Turkish balloon bread. Recommended for 2

The Mixed Meze is not just an appetizer; it’s a conversation starter. Share it with friends and family, and you’ll find yourself exploring the variety of Turkish ingredients and culinary techniques. The charm lies in the simplicity and authenticity of each bite, offering a genuine taste of the Turkish dining experience.

From the tangy olive tapenade to the savory feta cheese, every element on the plate has a role to play in this symphony of flavors. The warmth of the Mediterranean sun and the richness of Turkish heritage come together in this delightful spread, making the Mixed Meze a perfect starter.

2) Mixed Grill Platter - Charcoal Grill

What's in this dish? A mixture of marinated lamb and chicken shish, Adana kebab, lamb chops grilled on charcoal fire served with rice

The Grill Ensemble:

  1. Marinated Lamb and Chicken Shish: Begin with the delicate dance of marinated lamb and chicken shish, a perfect blend of tenderness and spices.

  2. Adana Kebab: Dive into the bold flavors of Adana kebab – ground lamb molded onto skewers and grilled to fiery perfection.

  3. Lamb Chops: Enjoy the simplicity of juicy lamb chops, grilled over charcoal fire for an irresistibly delicious experience.

  1. Charcoal-Infused Rice: Our fragrant charcoal-infused rice serves as the ideal partner, absorbing the smoky essence of the meats.

3 )Beyti Lamb - Charcoal Mains

What's in this dish? Marinated minced lamb wrapped in flat tortilla bread topped with tomato sauce.Served with yogurt.

Picture this: flavorful ground lamb, spiced to perfection, nestled in lavash bread, and grilled until it’s irresistibly juicy and smoky. To crown this culinary creation, we drizzle it with a savory tomato-based sauce, bringing everything together in a harmonious blend of flavors. It’s a straightforward yet delightful experience for your palate – each bite tells a story of savory satisfaction and the magic of Turkish cuisine. Beyti Lamb is a must-try at Mavi, where simplicity meets culinary excellence.

4 ) New! Mandi Lamb Shank - Stove Oven Mains

What's in this dish? Marinated minced lamb wrapped in flat tortilla bread topped with tomato sauce.Served with yogurt.

Mandi Rice with Lamb Shank takes center stage. Picture succulent lamb shank slow-cooked to perfection, marinated in aromatic spices, and served atop fragrant Basmati rice.

It’s a symphony of flavors, where each bite unveils the magic of Middle Eastern culinary traditions. Mandi is not just a dish; it’s a sensory experience that invites you to savor the brilliance of tender lamb and fragrant rice

5 ) Ali nazik - Stove Oven Mains

What's in this dish? Smokey eggplant mixed with garlic yogurt, butter and cubes of marinated lamb, served with slices of Turkish bread.

Start with the smokiness of eggplant, grilled to perfection until it’s tender and infused with a distinctive charred flavor. It sets the stage for what’s to come.

Next, imagine creamy yogurt blended with garlic, creating a luscious and tangy companion to the smoky eggplant. The combination is both comforting and indulgent. Ali Nazik introduces marinated lamb, each cube bursting with flavor. These succulent bites elevate the dish, providing a satisfying contrast to the creamy and smoky elements.

6 ) Etli Pide

What's in this dish? Stone-oven baked Turkish style dough with toppings of meat (chicken, lamb or beef pepporoni), cheese,vegetables and spices

Etli Pide is a boat-shaped Turkish flatbread filled with seasoned ground meat. The dough is expertly crafted to perfection, creating a satisfying blend of flavors.

The seasoned meat provides a savory kick, making each bite a straightforward yet delicious experience. Etli Pide is a classic Turkish dish that delivers a tasty combination of expertly baked bread and flavorful meat filling. 

Etli Pide is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, bringing together the perfect balance of seasoned meat and expertly baked bread for a universally enjoyed Turkish delight.

7 ) Saj Kavurma - Stove Oven Mains

What's in this dish? Sauteed and pan fried chicken and veggies coated in a tasty stir-fry sauce, served with rice or bread.

Saj Kavurma is a Turkish delight, a stir-fry masterpiece featuring tender pieces of meat cooked to perfection.

The dish showcases the skillful art of stir-frying, infusing the meat with rich flavors and creating a savory medley that’s both straightforward and delectably satisfying.

Served hot from the saj, this classic Turkish dish promises a delightful experience with its expertly prepared meat and the savory goodness of traditional flavors.

8)Tombik Doner

What's in this dish? Doner kebab beef wrapped in pita bread vegetables and sauce.

Tombik Doner Kebab is a savory indulgence, featuring tender beef wrapped in warm pita bread, accompanied by a medley of fresh vegetables and complemented by our delicious signature sauce.

This Turkish dish brings together the rich flavors of seasoned beef, the soft embrace of pita, and the crispness of veggies, creating a mouthwatering experience that’s a true delight for the taste buds. 

The burger just turkish and better!

9 ) Freshly Made Kunefe

What's in this dish? Our homemade famous turkish specialty made with tel kadayf, cheese and syrup.

Kunefe is a delightful Turkish dessert, featuring shredded phyllo dough layered with sweet cheese, baked to a golden perfection, and generously soaked in syrup.

This treat offers a harmonious blend of crispy and gooey textures, creating a delicious experience that embodies the artistry of Turkish culinary traditions.

This beloved Turkish dessert has a unique preparation method. The shredded phyllo dough is often spun by hand to create its fine texture. This traditional technique adds an extra layer of craftsmanship and charm to the making of Kunefe, making it not only delicious but also a work of culinary art.

10 ) Baklava & Turkish Ice Cream- Dessert

What's in this dish? World famous turkish specialty made of layers of phyllo filled with chopped pistachio and sweetened with syrup

Baklava is a classic Turkish and Middle Eastern sweet pastry made of layers of filo dough, chopped nuts (typically pistachios, walnuts, or almonds), and sweetened with honey or syrup. The layers of filo dough are buttered and stacked, creating a rich and indulgent dessert that is often cut into diamond or square shapes.

Turkish ice cream, known as “dondurma,” is a unique and delightful frozen treat that stands out for its distinct texture and flavors. Unlike conventional ice creams, dondurma has a stretchy, chewy consistency, thanks to the inclusion of salep (a flour made from the tuber of a wild orchid) and mastic (resin from the mastic tree).

Turkish Drinks to perfectly pair with your turkish dishes

Apple Turkish Tea

What's in this dish? World famous turkish specialty made of layers of phyllo filled with chopped pistachio and sweetened with syrup

Ayran Turkish Drink

Cool and refreshing, Ayran is a traditional Turkish yogurt drink. Its simple blend of yogurt, water, and a pinch of salt offers a perfect balance to your flavorful Turkish feast.

Turkish Coffee

Sip Turkish coffee, and as you enjoy its rich flavors, explore a world of mystery in the coffee grounds. Discover mountains, letters, and scattered dots, each holding a playful hint about your future, making every sip a journey into the unknown

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