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“A feast for the senses”
Review of Egyptian Bazaar

Egyptian Bazaar
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Morning Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise Tour With Spice Market
Ranked #6 of 536 Shopping in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Didcot, Oxfordshire, UK
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“A feast for the senses”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is often called the Spice Market and for good reason - stalls with mountains of spices, many of which I've never seen before. It's much smaller than the Grand Bazaar and better for it. As well as spices there is a huge variety of different flavours of turkish delight. Again they all want your trade but in a non-threatening way.

Visited April 2013
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“A must-see market for every gourmet out there”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

A small market,full of spices,teas and Turkish coffee. You can get better pricing compared to the Grand Bazaar, it's much less crowded and it's a must-see for every gourmet out there.

Visited April 2013
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Holt, Norfolk
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“Herbs, spices and Turkish delight”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

A a real delight it was. Commonly called the Spice bazaar or Misir Carsisi. It is L shaped and easy to find your way around. Wonderful to see everything and the aromas are fantastic. Mouth watering sweet foods and spices everywhere and the wonderful Pandeli Restaurant hiding at the bottom corner. A top place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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“An Invasion of Scents and Colors”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I stumbled upon this place when walking back to the ferry. So interesting. Hundreds of stores with spices, desserts, teas, coffees, and foods I had never seen before. The alleys are narrow and crowded but this adds to the colorful atmosphere. Bring a camera with a wide-angle lens because some of the store fronts are so large you need the extra degrees. If I lived in Istanbul I would go back again and again. What a place!

Visited April 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Best Lokum (Turkish delight)- Egyptian Bazaar Pinar (No.14)”
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 :)

Visited September 2012
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