Are there special versions of this "simit"?

Kaan Çağlar
14 April, 2015

Most traditional way is making simit plane with very simple dough. Then, cover it up with sesame seed. Turkish people usually enjoy it Turkish tea.

However, there are many kinds of simit in Turkey:

In Afyon, they put poppy seed on top of simit instead of sesame seed. 

In Turhal, there is nothing on the simit. It is served plain. 

In Beypazari, the simit is made with chickpea yeast. 

My favorite is the Armenian simit called “çorag” a.k.a "Kandil Simidi". 

Here is a great article that tells more about simit culture in Turkey. 


Turkish Bakery Bakery Turkish Food Authentic
Kaan Çağlar

Head Genie and co-founder of, serial social entrepreneur, rails enthusiast, marathoner, cyclist (did the AIDS LifeCycle), and a long commuter (SFO <> IST) tw: @kaanlcaglar IG: _._spark_._

Best Local Farmers Markets in Istanbul

Jen Welter-Çaylı
17 August, 2014

Where is the best nargile (hookah) cafe?

John McCarroll
17 August, 2014
comments powered by Disqus