A beautiful big family of baked filled pastries which a big part of the Turkish cuisine. There are so many different types in terms of cooking techniques and ingredients that it deserves an article merely dedicated to Boreks. I am recommending you this article I found online : https://www.dailysabah.com/expat-corner/2018/01/26/all-about-borek-and-the-best-places-for-it-in-istanbul
If the article is too long or too detailed for you here are the main 4 types you should know about:
a)- Plain borek
Borek with no fillings and the reason why I love them is they gave the liberty to add what ever you want, some chocolates and amends, honey and cheese, ice cream or just powder sugar.
b)- Peynirle borek
Also a favorite of locals and foreigners alike. It's layers of pastry filled with white cheese, with parsley or sometimes spinach. Perfect with a sweet cup of tea.
Filled with spiced ground meat and onions.
d)- Patatestli borek
Filled with baked potatos.
All the above type can be found in different places from 6 am in the morning to the evenings, therefore you can have them for breakfast, brunch , lunch or as an evening meal.
There are different places where you can eat them, they all have the word "Borekci" on their name, you can even find them in supermarkets. The best ones of course are the ones made at home but there are lot of brands selling it. I like Meşhur Sarıyer Börekçisi because it's the one near my house but you can find details about other places in the article I included above.
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