Indulge
Cypriot Style

Awaken your Taste Buds Cuisine as diverse as the cultures that have helped create it – time to awaken your taste buds and indulge. There is no end to the delicacies of NCY, and each village and season brings unique offerings to locals and visitors alike. Whether you are dining a la carte, in town or in one of the villages dedicated to ecotourism, guests will be served fresh Mediterranean cuisines, some with a Cypriot twist.   Take a look at some of the infamous delights and treats you might come across and taste on your next visit.  

Chakistes

Chakistes

These unique green olives are manually and onerously cracked using special stones. Olives have long...

Kup Kebab

Kup Kebab

Also known as Kleftiko, this a traditional Turkish recipe in which lamb is marinated in...

Pilavuna

Pilavuna

Turkish Cypriot culture embraces communal baking and often revolves around bread and pastry. One traditional savoury bun is Pilavuna, a cheese-filled pastry unique to the island of North Cyprus. Made with a yeast pastry, comparable to bread dough which is rolled very thinly,

Seftali Kebab

Seftali Kebab

No visit to NCY can be complete for non-vegetarians without trying this traditional feast. Seftali (shef-ta-lee)is a type of crépinette, a sausage without skin, that uses caul fat, or omentum, the membrane that surrounds the stomach of a lamb, to wrap the ingredients together.

Molohiya

Molohiya

The leaves of Corchorus Olitorius, commonly known as Jew’s mallow, Nalta jute, or Tossa jute. ...

Kolokas

Kolokas

Colocasia esculenta is a perennial, tropical plant primarily grown as a root vegetable for its edible, starchy corm.  The vegetables...

Raki

Raki

Meet raki, the anise-flavoured drink Turkish Cypriots otherwise refer to as “Lion’s Milk”. Although it...

Hellim

Hellim

Hellim is a traditional food that has been produced on the island of Cyprus for...

Ceviz Macun

Ceviz Macun

A famous Cypriot fruit preserve of small green walnuts, this spoon sweet is a local favourite. Fruit preserves, generally served in little plates or on miniature forks, are an inherent part of Cypriot culture, where they are offered to guests

Hellimli

Hellimli

Hellimli is a traditional Cypriot savoury pastry made with Hellim cheese. Consisting of flour, water, salt, butter and olive oil, it is enriched by the addition of chopped onions, mint, and diced Hellim cheese. Kneading chunks of the Hellim cheese, onions and mint into a bread dough, the dough is

Pekmez

Pekmez

The Besparmak Mountains are swarming with carob trees and the sweet thick syrup which Turkish...

Brandy Sour

Brandy Sour

A mixture of brandy and cordial made from the most organic lemons of the Güzelyurt region,...