Sydney has a sweet tooth, and the latest sugar rush supplier on Enmore’s turf is all about Turkish desserts. Nev Bagriyanik and his wife Zeyneb opened their ice cream parlour to bring the traditional sweets of their hometown of Maras to the Inner West. Expect sour cherry, Turkish delight, date, pistachio and the simple combination of milk and sugar to flavour your iced confections – this is not the place for peanut butter, pretzel and caramel surprises. The difference here is that they use salep, a flour made from orchid root that gives Turkish ice cream its super tacky consistency. Opt for a serve of whatever flavour is in the hand churn pots so you can experience an ice cream that requires chewing – and will resist melting on your journey home. Too cold for frozen sweets? While Nev takes care of the ice cream, Zeyneb is in charge of the Turkish delight and also produces hazelnut, pistachio, rosewater and grape molasses-flavoured lokum in house. She also makes the baklavas packed with pistachios or walnuts for something a little richer and sweeter. If sugar alone isn’t getting the job done, order a Turkish coffee to get you firing on all pistons.
|Venue name:||Hakiki Turkish Ice Cream|
Shop 1, 63-71 Enmore Rd
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sun 11am-11pm|