Turkish Daylights: Dürüm waffle
Aşure, baklava, künefe… The list of tasty Turkish desserts is long. What I least expected to come across in Turkey, I mean as something typical, would have been waffles. Yet, they are quite popular.
When I first visited Istanbul in July 2012, I was surprised to being taken to a waffle place which was considered to be something local, a must-try-thing.
The traditional Turkish waffle is spread with a decent layer of Nutella and the following three toppings: strawberries, kiwi and banana. You may optionally choose all sorts of other sauces, fruit and add crumble or ice cream. There are no limits to your imagination.
You can also have it as a dürüm (dürmek = to roll) which means that the waffle is folded or rolled. This I found particularly funny upon first sight since we only know dürüm kebabs in Germany and I had never had a dürüm waffle before.