Sokak Simidi.Çıtır Simit. Turkish Bagel.
Crunchy and chewy, satisfyingly savory with a touch of malty sweetness, nutty from the sesame seeds dotting the ring of bread; these are the tastes of a simit, the ultimate Turkish street snack.
Simit is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East. Simit's size, crunch, chewiness, and other characteristics vary slightly by region.
People throughout Turkey enjoy the snack, with some adding regional flavor and tastes.