lokma

What Is? Lokma

It is thought that this delicious crunchy sweet snack originated in Izmir, on the Agean coast of Turkey. Not unlike a doughnut, dough is deep fried...

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KOSKA: A Hell Of A Helva

Koska, which is a well known brand name in Turkey, has recently opened its newest store right in the heart of the Sirkeci district. Proffering a dizzying...

kunefe at lezzet-i sark

What is? Künefe

Turkey is famous for its desserts, and many of them remain mostly unknown to the outside world. Kunefe is a prime example of one delicious...

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BOLULU HASAN USTA: Short & Sweet

This small sweet shop near Sirkeci train station offers a wide variety of desserts including sutlaç (rice pudding), kadayıf (shredded wheat with layered cheese) and...

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LEZZET-İ ŞARK: Feast From The East

Lezzet-i Şark (Delicious East) is a small lunch place on the back side of the Egyptian Bazaar near Ocakbaşı restaurant.  On a tip from a...

sutlac

What Is? Sütlaç

Milk is boiled with rice, sugar, and vanilla, to create a thick soupy material which is put into bowls and baked until brown on top....

sekerpare

What Is? Şekerpare

Şekerpare is an after dinner sweet common throughout the Middle East, Turkey, and Greece. Small cakes are baked, then soaked with a hot sugar syrup....