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“Best Lokum (Turkish delight)- Egyptian Bazaar Pinar (No.14)”
Review of Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar
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Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar
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Private Tour: Bosphorus Cruise and Istanbul's Egyptian Bazaar
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Spices, dried fruits, nuts and seeds are among the many treasures to be found at this bazaar also known as the Spice Market.
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I read about store no. 14 at the Egyptian Bazaar which apparently has exceptionally good lokum and was determined to hunt it down. There are two sets of store numbers, one set runs outside the Egyptian (open air) and the other set numbers the stores that are actually inside the bazaar. Pinar is inside the bazaar, I bought the double pistachio lokum after sampling the first plate they handed me. Its texture was perfect! It was chewy without being tough, it was bouncy with a good bite to it. The flavor was excellent too, it was sweet without overly sugary and the pistachio flavor was very prominent. They were so good, I probably din stop eating since the minute I stepped in :)

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

It’s a huge bazaar where you can find anything about Turkey, however, the shops there are more expensive than any other shop outside the bazaar.

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Some of the prices are a little higher than somewhere else but the sellers are smart and they usually know many languages so you can talk and bargain with them easily, also they are generous and you can eat whatever you want and try it even without buying it.
If the salesman tries to talk with you just ignore them, no need to talk to everyone, just talk with the person whom you're interested to buy from

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This market is not just a bazaar but the perfect place to get to know the locals. They are warm-hearted and quite charming. Then, you can find some amazing coffee at the Kurukahveci Mehmet Efend, trying some Bosnak Burek is a must. You can also taste some of the lokum or Turkish Delight sweets. Definitely the best trip ever!!

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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Has to be seen. Incredibly busy and wonderful smells to overwhelm. However way overpriced so check what you are actually spending.

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