What are THOSE things?
These are caterpillar cacoons :)
They use them to make silk. I'm not sure how they get ahold of so many, but once they do they are placed into boiling hot water and the stringy stuff they are made with is spun off with a machine and used to make silk, in order to make carpets.
It was pretty interesting, but you know me.... I'm an animal-lover, so I just felt bad for those poor caterpillars...
The Ali baba also has a great selection of mez's and salads, meze is a long procession of starters which can include anything, here are just a few to lick your lips over.
Beyaz peynir---Sheeps cheese.
Botek---Pastry stuffed with cheese and pastry.
Cacik---Yogurt with cucumber and mint.
Domates salatik---Tomato and cucumber.
Fasulye---Beans in tomato sauce.
Kabak dolmasi---Stuffed marow.
Patlican salatasi---Aubergine salad.
Patlican tava---Fried Aubergine.
Yaprak dolmasi---stuffed vine leaves.
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