What Is? Mutancene

 Mutancene is an Ottoman dish of lamb stewed with fruits.

The word ‘mutancene’ comes from ‘tanjara’ in Arabic, which became ‘tencere’ in Turkish, meaning ‘a big casserole.’ Because of the word, the dish is considered a gift from Arabic cuisine. It was very popular during the 15th and 16th centuries, including at the table of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror.
Try Mutancene at Paşazade Restaurant in Sirkeci:

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