Definition of borek in US English:

borek

noun

  • An envelope of thin pastry filled with cheese, spinach, or ground meat and baked or fried.

    • ‘Turkish cuisine is famous for its kebabs, stuffed eggplant and boreks—stuffed pastry with meat/spinach.’
    • ‘I am so happy to find a good borek recipe!’
    • ‘Turkish cuisine includes many different stews of vegetables and meat (lamb and beef primarily); borek, kebab, and dolma dishes; and a sourdough bread eaten with almost every meal.’
    • ‘After eating borek, sikma (savoury pancakes) and Kunefe (a sweet) we walked around town.’
    • ‘Borek is to die for.’
    • ‘According to Kovalev, the word for small Siberian dumplings, pel'meni, comes from Finno-Ugric while their shape and filling resemble the Central Asian chuchvar and manti, the Turkish borek, and the Georgian khinkali.’
    • ‘Turkish food is not very hot and spicy in nature and the menu that I am offering will have ‘sis kabab’, ‘doner kabap’, vegetarian and non-vegetarian ‘dolma’, ‘roasted chicken’, ‘lamb tandir’ and a variety of ‘borek’.’
    • ‘If you have a Turkish friend, I'm sure he or she has already cooked some borek for you.’
    • ‘My contribution was a platter of boreks, which are Mediterranean phyllo pastries filled with a mixture of feta cheese, dill, chives, mint, parsley, toasted pine nuts, and nutmeg.’
    • ‘You can make borek with cheese, potatoes, spinach, ground beef, lentils, leeks etc.’
    • ‘We see some borek, apple slices and almond butter for some protein.’
    • ‘Every morning, the seven-month-old bakery's display case is stocked with enough buttery Turkish pastries and breakfast breads, or borek, to make the average New Yorker swear off cream cheese forever.’

Origin

Turkish börek.

Pronunciation

borek

/bo͝oˈrek/