Posted on December 24, 2010
The Misir Çarşısı, also called Egyptian Bazaar is one of the most exotic and interesting economic capital of Turkey. Aromas, teas of every kind and the best caviar.
When one goes to the top of the Galata Tower (with its imposing 62 meters high), you can treat yourself to a select picturesque panoramic view of Istanbul's bustling, sprawling city that now inhabit 15 million and was once the epicenter of the Byzantine and ottoman.
The tower and its surroundings are at Eminönü, active commercial district that still maintains some of the old walls of the vault Constantinople, the city that seemed invincible in the Middle Ages. Today, the neighborhood synthesizes modernity and traditions and precisely between them, it seems impossible to overlook the typical Turkish bazaars.
Among them, perhaps the Misir Çarşısı is the most popular . Attracted by its unique blend of flavors and products, thousands of travelers every year saturate him for that little eccentricity-edible or not, that makes them feel unique. Here, at the southern end of the Galata Bridge, the bustle of taxis and buses will change very soon by another noise: the sellers and buyers to exchange money, objects and many improvised words for negotiation.
What you can find? Herbs and spices suddenly seem endless; varieties of saffron, coriander, sage and cinnamon that perhaps we had not heard. Something similar happens with flowers and teas, traditional cheese and pastrami. Amidst all this, you can taste all kinds of dried figs and, of course, the Lokum (Turkish sweets).
In search of the best caviar
If the test-and-caviar buy it, the Topkapi is one of the positions with greater options. Red or black, Iranian or Russian, more or less expensive. Its owner, who speaks perfect English, can tempt us with your suggestions as we are informed about the care of sturgeon eggs and processes are applied to keep (such as wax cover).
The Çarşısı Misir experience is highly recommended: in short, it is immersed in the aromas and flavors of a culture of ancient traditions and be guided by them.