Boyoz's İzmir

In İzmir, where many different cultures live, boyoz is not only a product of a common culture, but also a passion. "Bollos", which means a small loaf in Spanish is a delicious snack brought together by the Sefarad Jews who migrated from Spain to Izmir in 15th century. After Boyoz arrived in Izmir, it remained as a kind of vegetable bun made in Jewish houses in Basmane for a while. In the 1940s, Avram Usta transformed boyoz into a commercial product. The Turkish chefs in the bakeries, on the other hand, brought the new form and taste of today by applying the “Balkan” pastry technique in which the dough is shaped more quickly and thinner.