Iskender kebab is one of the most popular meat dishes of Turkey, typically enjoyed in the north-western areas of the country. Iskender kebab dates back to the early 19th century and is so-named after it’s original creator, Iskender Efendi. It can also be known in Istanbul restaurants as ‘Bursa kebab’, referring to Iskender Efendi’s home town.
Iskender kebab is made by layering delicious doner meat (thinly-cut rotisseried lamb) mixed with tomato sauce over bread, and generously topped with melted butter and yoghurt.
This is one of the favourite types of kebabs enjoyed by locals in Istanbul restaurants, and easily becomes a favourite of visitors to Turkey, also.