Turkish cuisine is a fusion of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisine and it has, in turn, influenced the cuisine of most of Western Europe. The Turks combined the cooking styles of its various influences with their own ingredients.
Turkish restaurants in Amsterdam serve the most popular dishes from Turkey. The most popular food items are delicious lamb, mutton or beef based kebabs and a variety of seafood dishes. Various breads like simit and pide are also quite popular. Vegetarians can enjoy dishes made with onions, celery, tomatoes, eggplant and many other ingredients.