If you love sweets and you are interested in new flavours, I advise you to visit Sheki. It is a city where you can find different types of sweets, dishes and enjoy the beauty of the nature.
The city is famous for its cuisine, especially sweets. The most popular one is a special halva that you can find only here. Actually, halva is a well-known dish for eastern countries but Sheki halva differs from all others with its taste and cooking procedure. This sweet contains nuts, walnuts, butter, sugar, spices, rice flour and it is extremely sweet. Saffron gives a specific taste to halva, which makes it even more delicious.
Besides halva, there is a sweet called bamiya (okra) as it looks like okra. Bamiya is as sweet as halva and sometimes even sweeter than it. It is made from flour, sugar, vanilla, milk, eggs, oil, cinnamon and saffron.
The most famous shop to buy halva, bamiya and other sweets in Sheki is “Aliahmed Sweets”, which is located in the center of the city and has become a brand in its local business.
Apart from the sweets, Sheki has a special dish called Piti. Ingredients include lamb, nuts, which are constant, but potato or quince differs for taste. It is cooked into a clay pot and takes a long time.
The best thing about all these tasty stuff is their cheap price. You can get the best tastes with the lowest cost.
Moreover, the accent of Sheki people differs from the accent of other people in the country. These people are very hospitable and famous for their sweet accent. Maybe this is the reason why they make a lot of sweets.
Sheki is waiting for you with all its hospitality, cute people and lots delicious tastes.
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