Meşhur Hisarönü Şambalicisi

in İzmir

Şambali are made by baking almond-studded semolina, yoghurt and sugar, then dousing the cake with sweet syrup. This famous şambalicisi, which opened in 1942, serves its version neat or layered with kaymak (clotted cream) – words fail to describe the decadent deliciousness of the latter. Buy one to enjoy with coffee at one of the cafes behind the Hisar Mosque.