Viv•id /vivid/ adjective; synonym: colorful These vivid Turkish candies at the Egyptian Bazaar a.k.a Spice Bazaar in Eminönü are a visual treat tempting kids and adults alike for a bite.
Mmmmmm…pizza! For some reason, anywhere I go a slice of pizza always appeals to me. It’s the same thing with noodles. I could be in Turkey or Iceland, but I’m eating pizza. Or a bowl of noodles. I’ll share my noodle adventure some other time though. Today, I’m focusing on pizza – the 3 pies … More Tasty Tuesday: Pizza, Anyone?
Eminönü, Istanbul – Surprisingly, I enjoyed shopping here for Turkish delights than I did for scarves at the Grand Bazaar. The second largest covered shopping complex in Istanbul was teeming with people when we came. One can buy more than the colorful spices on display. There were Turkish delights aplenty. Definitely a must see in … More Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi, Egyptian Bazaar)
Spice Bazaar, Istanbul – Eaten in small cubes and dusted with powdered sugar, this delicious Turkish confection is based on gel formed by starch and sugar. It is traditionally flavored with rose water, mastic, bergamot, orange, or lemon. Premium varieties consist of chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, or dates. I bought one covered with saffron and … More Türk Lokumu (Turkish Delight)