When I was in Turkey, I discovered these little round deep fried goodies called lokma. They originated in Izmir and are sweet balls that are deep-fried, similar to a donut or churro. It’s a bit crispy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. It gets drenched in a sweet syrup or honey, which is why these little balls look so shiny.
It can also be topped with cinnamon or powdered sugar or an assortment of other toppings. Many street vendors or little restaurants around Turkey will sell lokma and they’re very inexpensive. So if you’re jonesing for a sweet little dessert or snack in Turkey, you know what to look for. 🙂