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Tavuk Gogsu Chicken Breast Pudding

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Tavuk Gogsu Chicken Breast Pudding Turkish Desert

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“There is a really good Turkish desert that you have to try,” my Turkish friend, Cihan, told me, “It is made from chicken breast and cooked in grease at the bottom of the stove.”

“What?” I could not contain my surprise.

What kind of desert is made from chicken meat?

Cihan then showed me the next day.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Istanbul, Turkey- February 13, 2009
Travelogue Travel Photos — Travel Guide
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Tavuk Gogsu is some kind of Turkish pudding that is made from chicken meat. It sounded so disgusting to me that Cihan went out and purchased some for me to try the next day. I was won over. Cihan’s claim that this chicken derived pudding was tasty stood strong, and I think I enjoyed it all the more because it scrambled my notion of what can be done with chicken meat.

Or perhaps I was just relieved that it was, in fact, edible.

Eating Tavuk Gogsu in Istanbul.

Photo of Chicken Breast pudding.

Tavuk gogsu is made from tearing up a piece of chicken breast in to thin strips, mixing it with rice, milk, sugar and some other stuff and then cooking it for five minutes. Then you can intrigue your foreign house guests in Turkey by feeding them chicken breast for dinner and desert.

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Recipes for Tavuk Gogsu:
Chicken Breast Pudding
Milk Pudding with Chicken Breast

Tavuk Gogsu Chicken Breast Pudding Turkish Desert

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been traveling the world since 1999, through 76 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, and contributes to Forbes, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3048 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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