What Is? Terkib-i Ceşidiye

Terkib-i Ceşidiye
 Terkib-i Ceşidiye is an Ottoman dish of stewed fruits and game intestines.

The sweet-and-sour flavor of this dish, popular in the 15th century, comes from apricots, prunes, apples, and almonds. Its most important ingredient, however, was musk, stomach tissue of the Musk Deer which lives high in the mountains of Asia.  This ingredient is impossible to obtain in the modern day, and so the flavors are replicated in other ways.

 

Try Terkib-i Ceşidiye at Paşazade Restaurant in Sirkeci:

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