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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.


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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.

Afiyet olsun!

From → Turkey

  1. The first time I ate a waffle in Turkey, I had to look at it twice to make sure it was not a fruit salad that there was an actual waffle there….but have enjoyed many a one since.

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