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Simit, a Turkish Bread with Sesame

Z. Ayzin Barista from Turkey


Simit
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It is impossible for any Turk to say no to a meal that includes simit, a white Turkish cheese like feta cheese, and a glass of ayrantraditional juice mixed with yogurt and water.

Simit (seemyth) is a Turkish word, but there is no synonym in English.

When I think about traditional Turkish fast food, simit is the first thing that comes to my mind.

Simit is the oldest and fastest type of traditional fast food in Turkey.

It is impossible for any Turk to say no to a meal that includes simit, a white Turkish cheese like feta cheese, and a glass of ayrana traditional juice mixed with yogurt and water.

Generally, you can find simit at the food stands on every street corner in Turkey. You can also buy it at some bakeries. Simit is also a cheap food to eat.


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