Lahmacun – Turkish pizza
Like its close relation pide, Lahmacun is also a flat bread with a ground meat topping. However, Lahmacun is thinner than pide, and usually shaped in a circle, like the pizza we’re all familiar with. It’s often sprinkled with lemon and rolled up and eaten like a wrap, unlike pide which is eaten in slices.
Lahmacun’s well known outside Turkey as Turkish pizza and is taking off not just in small Turkish cafes, but as an offering in upmarket restaurants with a gourmet twist, served with tender lamb and dollops of mint yogurt.