Künefe Turkish Desert


Md. Ameenuddin Obaid captures a photo of delicious Künefe desert.

Traveling Turkiye

Inspirational International Cuisine Photos by my friend: Md. Ameenuddin Obaid

The city of Antakya in Hatay is known for the best Künefe in Turkey.
It is one of the most intriqueing and delicious Turkish desserts.


Adjacent regions like Hatay, Kilis, Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep make daily the Künefe in shops in every corner.

What distinguishes Antakya’s künefe from others is the daily made fresh, elastic cheese that is only made in Hatay region.

Shredded wheat wrapped around fresh mild cheese, dipped in syrup, sprinkled with crushed walnuts and baked.



Served with turkish tea, or turkish coffee NOT milk.


Though you can get this desert in any city in Turkey, Antakya remains its original home.

Note: There are 2 other Künefe styles made in Arabia and Jeruselem, so you can see its a traditonal Middle East and Asia Minor desert.

In Hatay, Adana, Mersin, Kilis, Gaziantep, this dessert is very often served for guests after the dinner or at women’s tea gatherings.


In the 1930s, extensive excavations were undertaken in Antakya, uncovering a magnificent treasure trove of ancient mosaics and artifacts.


The main sights to be seen in Antakya today are the marvelous Roman mosaics in the Hatay Archaeological Museum and the,

Cave Church of St. Peter, which could be the oldest church in the world.


Cave Church of St. Peter


Thank you for memories of my traveling the best country for friends, food and its history.

Thank you for letting me use this photo in my blog.

You are the BEST Inspirational Photographer.

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