Turkish food 'bagel' begins to be sold to Spain

Turkish entrepreneur, living in Spain for six years, started to sell "Turkish bagel", a savory roll covered with sesame seed, in Spain.

Turkish food 'bagel'  begins to be sold to Spain

A Turkish entrepreneur began selling "Turkish bagel" in Spain.

Turkish entrepreneur Riza Gumus, living in Spain for six years, started to sell "Turkish bagel", a savory roll covered with sesame seed, in Spain.

"My wife and I started to cook Turkish bagel 25 days ago," Riza Gumus, who also owns a Turkish restaurant in Spain, told AA correspondent on Saturday.

Gumus said he was distributing Turkish bagel to Turkish and Spanish cafes in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

"I sold 20 Turkish bagels the first day, and then I started to sell five or ten more each passing day, and now we are selling about 200 Turkish bagels," he said.

Gumus said that he was sure Turkish bagel had a bright future in Spain, and be sold much.

The Turkish entrepreneur is bringing sesame seed and thick grape juice syrup from Turkey, and buying flour from Spain. He is selling one Turkish bagel in return for 1 Euro, and if sold wholesale, the price of one Turkish bagel drops to 80 cents.

In cafes, one Turkish bagel is sold at 1.50 Euros.

Spanish people said they were buying Turkish bagel because of their curiosity, but also said they liked it.

Around 4,000 Turks are living in Spain. Turkish doner kebap (meat roasted on a large vertical spit) and baklava (Turkish dessert) are also sold at cafes in Madrid.

Reuters

Last Mod: 14 Şubat 2009, 13:13
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