Simit gevrek bokegh (Armenian: բոկեղ), or koulouri (Greek: κουλούρι) is a circular bread, typically encrusted with sesame seeds or, less commonly, poppy, flax or sunflower seeds, found across the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire, and the Middle East.

* quintessential Turkish snack food

You can have simit for breakfast with a cup of cay (tea), sliced cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. You can enjoy them for a mid morning or afternoon snack with cheese or simply plain. Turks prefer savory accompaniments to simit, though it is also lovely over some butter and jam.

Also known as:

Turkish Bagels

Turkish Circular Sesame Bread

Sesame-Encrusted Bread Rings

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