Market Walk spices in Istanbul
• Market Walk spices in Istanbul
Today's post about a place that did not meet my expectations.
Knowing my love of cooking, I strongly recommend to visit the "largest spice market in the world" (op.), So that on the spice bazaar Istanbul, I had heard long before his trip.
Naturally, you expect to see something really incredible -.. Spice flavors for many hundreds of meters to the market, the mountain spices, affecting its variety and scale, etc., etc. And in fact, as in that joke -.. And the market spices where? It's just a market with spices ...
The market as a market ... is almost indistinguishable from the Grand Bazaar, only here still sell food and spices.
And in the total mass of spices are much smaller than the rest, which are sold ...
We go to the market. Doing this "pass" picture, I did not even imagine that it would allow very clearly show what the "Spice Market". See for yourself - the right sweetness, caviar, plates and a little spice to the trays on the shelves. Next we see the eggs again, and there are also sweets on the shelves. Left - candied fruits and candied fruits, caviar again, on the shelves of flower teas, following a trading place - all souvenirs and instruments for tea ...
And where is the spice?
No, of course, there are spices and trade pavilions than a dozen of them. But my personal impression is that they get lost among the many other goods. I guess I'm supposed to see just such a roller coaster of spices, which should have been a great number of ... But only a few places so effectively represent their spices. At one point I even caught myself thinking that somehow very different picture with paprika and cumin do .. Nowhere ...
Just my grocery list box at home) only mixes these not, t. To. They are done right during cooking, cooking I do not hold.
In fact, this is the basic set of spices, which are sold at the Istanbul spice market. There are two big points with spices on the central market of Sevastopol, where the same set, only smaller slides. However, mixes a lot more, so that the "set" looks even richer.
For the most part the place with spices look like - a small-capacity, half or two dozen names, and various shots close - mills, mortars, Turkish coffee and cans of caviar.
One of the merchants proudly shows me that he has sold saffron. And I expect to see its mountains) No, he's in small jars.
The price, incidentally, is 40 lira (19 dollars) per 5 g
You know that in this market more than the spice? Teas. Not in the sense of tea tea, but in the sense of the principle infused tea beverages.
This choice, of course, sometimes a lot more. Alone flower buds in some outlets to ten
A in this tea even piktogrammki host painted. The model, who posed for the picture, the bolt is longer than the entire body with the head)
The host and says - buy, will stand permanently))) Apparently, regularly drink, knows he is talking about!
Here, next to tea, something Khlamova souvenir. Looks, of course, beautiful, but the Grand Bazaar so full of such ... And by the way, pay attention to the seller with a characteristic appearance under heaven ...
And then I took off all that are generally sold on the market of spices and spices market.
Cheeses and sausages, jerky, basturma
Lamb and veal offal
Immediately nesting dolls and sweets
sponges, pumice, and a lot of things for the bath and hamam
The bags of henna
Nuts, dried apricots and their mixes
Dried peppers, peppers and perchischi.
Fire! Bundles of these peppers have impressed more than the roller coaster with spices
Turkish lamps, in which is inserted a candle
Mount soap, which was not seen the owner
sweets and Turkish delight
snuff ... bags. Strangely, without any flavor.
Who wants that? To Camel or Parliament?
And here all at once. All the top positions in the same place - and pepper, and raisins, and nuts, and Viagra-minute, but without loud commercials) simply an energy tea, said master ...
Historically, this market is not called Spice Market, and Egyptian Bazaar, t. To. It sold grain and bread, imported from Egypt. Nowadays tourists "changed" his name and in many guidebooks, he is listed as "Spice Market".