Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM
MOUTHWATERING, massive, moist, marvellous…dried Turkish Figs are what I got at a shop in the Nisantasi district of intriguing ISTANBUL when I was there recently. I was staying in a beautiful suite in the opulent Park Hyatt Istanbul nearby. The Park Hyatt Istanbul is where the Sultan of Brunei stays when he is in Istanbul, the city on TWO continents. The Sultan of Brunei has very good taste…At Guven Kuruyemis, I bought 600g of these beautiful figs and I am savoring them now, morsel by delicious morsel…tender, sweet, velvety, slighty sticky on the palate…heavenly…Ich liebe es!