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Lokum & Lokumi


Turkish Delight

Here is another story where the name of the objects fools us. In Greece LOKUMI is not the most desired sweet, but in Turkey LOKUM is very important and widely consumed. So, I had the mission to run after the truth if they are the same.

One of my Greek colleagues in the office brought me a box of LOKUMI and she said that she is not very fund of it so I can have it if I want to. I certainly said say and opened and started to eat even when we are talking.

Surprise surprise, again this “standard” version of Greek LOKUMI is a simple type where you can find in city of Isparta in Turkey where they do it with aroma of “roses”. I asked if how many type of LOKUMI’s exists in Greece; she said, a lot, around 20 but mostly in the north of Greece.

Here is the fact about the LOKUM in Turkey. There are more than 100 version where you can find mostly with nuts aroma like hazelnut, walnut or pistachio. The Turkish one is much software in term of “first bite” and “FOR ME” tastes better.

Update 2010:
Several times after that incident I went to Greece and tasted different LOKUMI; now I can clearly say that, LOKUM & LOKUMI are not brother, they are at most cousins. You can find LOKUMI in Turkey because it is one of the kinds, but you cannot find LOKUM in Greece except Norther cities.

Another interesting point is that. I searched for why the western world calls it “Turkish Delight”. That is because in Germanic and Nordic languages “LOKUM” means toilet outside of the house !!!


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