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Üç Yıldız Şekerleme

Duduodaları Sokak No. 7, Balıkpazarı, Galatasaray

Üç Yıldız Şekerleme was founded in 1926 by Ahmet Fikri Dörtler, who came from Inebolu on the Black Sea. Today, the shop is run by his grandson, Feridun, and sells jams from huge steel jars – apricot (kayısı), quince (ayva), rose (gül), sour cherry (vişne), strawberry (çilek) and orange (portakal). As Beyoğlu became a red-light district in the 1970s customers were afraid to come. ‘Now, new Turkish people are finding us,’ says Dörtler.

Popular favourites include lohut, a soft white fondant flavoured with mastic and bergamot. Hacı Bekir on İstiklal Caddesi, stocks little jars as well. There are also hard sweets in lemon, mint or cherry flavour, akide (drops of boiled sugar); fresh soft marzipan and of course lokum, Turkish delight.

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