İskender kebap

İskender kebab
Course Main dish
Place of origin  Turkey
Region or state Bursa, Marmara Region
Creator İskender Efendi
Main ingredients thinly cut grilled lamb, tomato sauce, pita bread, melted sheep butter and yogurt
Cookbook: İskender kebab  Media: İskender kebab

İskender kebap (Alexander Kebab) is one of the most famous meat foods of northwestern Turkey and takes its name from its inventor, İskender Efendi, who lived in Bursa in the late 19th century.

It is a kind of döner kebab prepared from thinly cut grilled lamb basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread and generously slathered with melted sheep butter and yogurt. Additionally, one cylindrical köfte can be placed on top. It is commonly consumed with şıra as a drink to aid digestion. Tomato sauce and melted butter are generally poured over the dish, at the table.

"Kebapçı İskender" is trademarked by the İskenderoğlu family, who still run the restaurant in Bursa. Even all restaurants names are same their owners are different but they are relatives.[1][2] This dish is available in many restaurants throughout the country mostly under the name "İskender kebap", "Bursa kebabı", or at times with an alternative one made up by the serving restaurant such as "Uludağ kebabı".

See also


  1. İskenderoğlu, Yavuz. "Become a brand". Kebapçı İskender. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  2. "Trademark Registration". Kebapçı İskender. Retrieved 2008-08-10.
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