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 in oil, then soaked in sugar syrup. The result is a crispy bite to make your teeth ache. On the the streets of Istanbul, you often see pre-made servings for sale over the counter of a sweet shop for around 1 lira. No need to stop and chat, just throw your lira on the counter and grab your small plastic dish to eat on the run.
Lokma is a Turkish dessert made from deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup.