Mıhlama, also known as "kuymak" in Turkish, is the name of a traditional corn mash dish from the Black Sea coast. Even though it started as a time-honored dish in the Black Sea provinces, the popularity of mıhlama has spread through entire country in recent years.
A palatable breakfast dish that is still popular in its region of origin, you only need very few items to prepare mıhlama: Corn flour, butter and string cheese. Once the corn flour and melted butter are cooked on low heat for five minutes, you need only add the string cheese. Yet the it is important to make sure you stir constantly - preferably with a wooden ladle - until it is cooked to stringy-melted perfection. Mıhlama is also popular in Georgia, Azerbaijan and some regions of Caucasus.
Where to eat the best mIhlama in Istanbul
Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı is the best place for you to try mıhlama in Istanbul. Since it is located on İstiklal Avenue in the Beyoğlu district, it is one of the most popular places to try Black Sea cuisine. Along with mıhlama, Hayvore Karadeniz Mutfağı offers a variety of other Black Sea dishes to try.
Where to eat the best mıhlama in Ankara
In Ankara, Hamlakit is one of the most popular restaurants for Black Sea cuisine and many visit merely to eat mıhlama. Hamlakit's mıhlama is said to be so delicious that, once tasted, customers always want to visit again for more.
Where to eat the best mıhlama in İzmir
Although İzmir, located in the western-most point of Turkey, is far from the Black Sea region, mıhlama's popularity has grown here too. The best place to try mıhlama in İzmir is Fafuly, a local restaurant specializing in Black Sea cuisine, where the dish is one of the guests' favorites.
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