Sarma: Wrapped-in Turkish Tradition

Sarma, which means “Wrapped” in Turkish, is an appetizer that showcases the precision inherent in Turkish culinary tradition. What makes Sarma truly unique is the meticulous process of hand-rolling delicate grape leaves around a flavorful filling, resulting in a bite-sized masterpiece.

Fresh Ingredients Only

The magic begins with the careful choice of fresh grape leaves. Their tender texture provides the perfect vessel for the filling that contains aromatic rice, fresh Mediterranean herbs, and spices.

The Rolling Technique

The skillful technique of rolling is an art passed down through generations. Each leaf is carefully spread flat, and a dollop of the savory filling is added at the center. The edges are expertly folded, creating a compact, cylinder-shaped roll.

Our suggestion: Sarma pairs perfectly with a side of Creamy Yogurt. It complements the dish’s richness, adding a refreshing contrast that enhances the overall flavor profile.

This Turkish delicacy awaits your discovery. Come to savor the magic of Sarma at a place where authenticity meets excellence. Join us and experience the allure of Sarma, an appetizer that embodies tradition, flavor, and the heart of Turkish gastronomy.

Turkish Meze World, the Starter of Starters

Turkish meze or mezze is a variety of small dishes that are offered as appetizers in Turkish cuisine. It often includes a variety of cold and hot dips, salads, cheeses, and other savory foods. Traditionally is eaten with bread, but can also be paired with other dishes.

Meze is derived from the Arabic word “mazza,” which means to taste. Turkish meze is frequently served before the main course at social occasions.

Turkish Meze Varieties

Mezes’ ingredients vary by area, but some common ones are eggplant (patlican), tomatoes (domates), peppers (biber), olives (zeytin), onions (sogan), garlic cloves (firin sarmasiklar), parsley (maydanoz), walnuts (ceviz), and olive oil.

Numerous recipes also include sauces made of yogurt, such as cacik, which blends cucumbers, mint leaves, and garlic with strained yogurt.

The use of olives, capers, anchovies, and other salty ingredients makes mezes quite salty in terms of flavor profiles. Herbs, spices, chili pepper flakes, and other spices, however, add additional flavors in addition to sweet ingredients like pomegranate molasses, sumac, onion sauce, yogurt dressings, and honey. These factors combined produce complex flavor combinations that make eating these appetizers delightful and very well-liked among people of all ages.

Turkish Mezes are delicious and you can eat them throughout the year, no matter the environment. Traditionally, they are eaten by hand, but more people now prefer to use forks, spoons, and distinct plates for each item. This helps avoid mixing flavors when sorting through all the alternatives and deciding what works best together.

Mix Turkish Meze

Sultan Ahmet Turkish Cuisine is the place to go in Mississauga if you want to sample these delectable appetizers. Our restaurant serves a wide variety of Turkish meze plates that are made using high-quality ingredients and age-old recipes. Your dining experience will be genuinely remarkable thanks to our welcoming staff’s warm friendliness and careful service, in addition to the delectable food. Come and experience the flavorful joys of Turkish food with us today!