If it means Turkish dessert, then immediately comes the idea of Turkish Lokum. The name comes from the Arabic word 'rahat-ulhulküm'. The Turkish Lokum has been around for 600 years and is indispensable in the Turkish desserts. This delicious treat has taken its place in Turkish cuisine in the 17th century. Turkish Lokum is usually served in Turkish culture on public holidays and Turkish coffee. Turkish Lokum became known in Europe after a tourist who visited the Ottoman Empire and imported the Lokum to Europe. Turkish Lokum is available in many different varieties and enjoys a very good reputation under the name 'Turkish Delight'. But, what is there for varieties?
What kinds of Turkish Lokum are there?
The varieties can be explained as follows;
Kuş Lokumu: Kuş Lokum is a small and consists of a paste. After the dough has been worked into the paste, it is frozen and cut into the small shape of the Kuş Lokum.
Lokum with hazelnut: As the name implies, the Lokum is filled with whole hazelnuts or pieces of hazelnuts.
Double roasted Lokum: This variety is filled with hazelnuts, pistachios or walnuts, double roasted.
Lokum with cream: This Lokum has the taste of unique cream. It is the most consumed variety, as it melts in the mouth and is very tasty.
Rosenlokum: The Rosenlokum has a somewhat heavy taste that not everyone likes. But who likes the taste of roses, will love this variety.
How do you serve Lokum?
The Lokum is especially popular for Turkish coffee. Whether with hazelnut, walnut or rose flavor, all varieties go well with Turkish coffee. Lokum is also happy to be served at home, especially on public holidays with cologne. The Melas Hotel offers its guests this enjoyment and makes the tourists coming to Antalya partake of this unforgettable taste.