Dried fruit shop
Small shops called Kuruyemişçi
are found throughout town and in each neighborhood.
This is a shop that sells nuts and other candies. Kuruyemiş
as "Dried Fruit" but actually refers to peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried
almond and nuts, parched chickpeas etc. and has a very important place in the
daily life of Turks. You may meet people of different age eating "Ayçekirdeği
(sunflower seed) in the parks or on the streets or even on the walls or stairs
of apartments. Moreover, Turks have created a verb as çitlemek
sunflower seed; this is because while biting the seed a sound like "çit
is heard. A more interesting thing is that Turks sometimes call Kuruyemiş as eğlencelik
Kuruyemiş always accompany alcoholic beverages and make a perfect accompaniment
when watching television. Kuruyemiş are found everwhere. Most of the nuts and
seed are sold by the gram so you can buy whatever quantity, large or small that
you desire. Kuruyemis shops, at the streets by pedlars, at special stands in
supermarkets. They are sold in wrapped packages in markets but it is up to you
how much to buy you want at the shops. Kuruyemiş shops sell different kinds
of tea and coffee, fruit and herbal tea, biscuits, chocolates, ice cream, Turkish
delight, various candies and refreshments, besides local and imported Kuruyemiş.
If you cannot protect your coolness it will take only a few minutes to empty
your wallet in a Kuruyemiş shop!
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