Probably the most widespread of all the soaps. Variations of it occur throughout Turkey, the most popular of which is yayla çorbası, or ‘meadow soup’, which is flavoured with dried mint. Thickened with rice in Istanbul and with chickpeas, bulgur or barley in Anatolia, it is a nourishing mild-flavoured soup which can easily he turned into a meal by floating small köfte in it.
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