Monday, September 26, 2011

Delicacies at the Spice Bazaar

Flaming red hot chillies and other spices hang up to dry in the Istanbul Spice Bazaar
The Istanbul spice bazaar encapsulates mysteries of the east. My friend Suanne roamed its arched passages to catch the mysteries eastern cooking through her camera. Here are a few of her photos.

The Spice Bazaar, (Turkish: 'Mısır Çarşısı', or Egyptian Bazaar) in Istanbul, is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. It is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar.

The building was completed in 1660 and is connected to the Yeni Mosque, located by the  mouth of the Golden Horn. Most of the spices found here was originally imported from Egypt, hence the name.
Spices, herbs and teas of the Spice Bazaar
Going nuts! Almonds, pistachios, cashews and dried chick peas in abundance
Chillies, pepper, star anise and other spices to enrich your cooking with colour and flavours
Turks love their teas. At the Spice Bazaar you can even purchase a special mix for your own love potion.
A Mediterranean harvest. Sun dried tomatoes and deliciously sweet dried figs and dates
How to find the Istanbul Spice Bazaar
See this sight and many others on this map of Istanbul.

Vis Istanbul A-Z 2009 Updated January 6th 2010 i et større kart

1 comment:

Ryan said...

I visited the Spice Bazaar in January and have to say I loved it. The whole area is fantastic, especially the warren of narrow streets that lead from the Spice Bazaar up to the Grand Bazaar. So many sights, sounds and smells. A great city!