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Simit with peynir (cheese)

Submitted by lsr
Street vendor
in front of Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

This was just a standard simit, or sesame-seeded bread roll, from a street vendor out in front of Topkapi Palace, but it really hit the spot for breakfast one morning. It was warm and soft and, when I asked the vendor to halve it and spread on some local cheese (the packaged kind, similar to Laughing Cow), delicious! Turkey's answer to a bagel w/cream cheese.


 

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