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Dondurma in Canberra?

DermottBanana 9 January 2012 11

In Sydney last month, on the recommendation of a friend, I tried out some dondurma in Auburn. Dondurma is turkish ice cream. It’s got a different texture, and it doesn’t melt as easily. Apparently, it’s made with the gelatin-like substance they use in turkish delight, which explains its different texture. But the orchid it’s derived from is illegal to export from Turkey, and so is rare.

What I’m trying to find is if anyone knows a venue in Canberra who serve it? I’ve asked a few turkish restaurants without luck. So over to the hive-mind….


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EvanJames EvanJames 2:38 pm 24 Jan 12

It’s a useful shop, innit? Quite a treasure-trove of odds adn ends. Interesting pizzas too, cryovacced and actually rather good.

madamcholet madamcholet 2:13 pm 24 Jan 12

Thanks for the pointer on Fruitacious EvanJames. Paid a visit and found they stock my favourite favourite chocolate bars – Dolfin. I’m not a chocolate lover, but I love this stuff.

EvanJames EvanJames 9:23 am 11 Jan 12

Fruitacious is (I think) the F and V Deli outside Coles in Manuka. Amazing range of foreign foods, including a lot of Mexican stuff.

madamcholet madamcholet 7:42 am 11 Jan 12

You might want to check this out – http://www.booza.com.au. It’s listed as being sold at Frutacious in Manuka,although not sure where that is in Manuka exactly. Looks like the sort of thing you are talking about although not in the traditional sense of a serve of ice-cream. I recall seeing this article in one of the many food magazines I have lying around so looked it up – hope it is of help.

dtc dtc 11:27 am 10 Jan 12

Jivrashia said :

I sure hope that people are aware that the typical Australian desert, the humble jelly, is made from gelatin, which is sourced from animal skin and bone (by boiling or steaming you can easily get the jelly/gelatin out of them).

So? The very epitome of the waste-not-want-not. Surely this is only relevant if you are a vegan. My shoes are also made from animal skin.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:20 am 10 Jan 12

I was wondering if they used Mastic, sounds like they do. It’s used in Greek food too, George Columbaris promotes it and a dessert I had at his restaurant had it. Sort-of denser effect than gelatine.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 11:09 am 10 Jan 12

I sure hope that people are aware that the typical Australian desert, the humble jelly, is made from gelatin, which is sourced from animal skin and bone (by boiling or steaming you can easily get the jelly/gelatin out of them).

madamcholet madamcholet 10:57 am 10 Jan 12

Gelatin is an animal by product, but not from horses hooves. I think that’s keratin like our nails.

poetix poetix 10:31 am 10 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

I believe the gelatin-like substance is in fact gelatin which is derived from animal tissue (horses hooves). Enjoy.

Check the link!

It seems to have no actual gelatin in it, the thickening agent is made from flowers, at least in the traditional method. More peony than pony!

Sounds great.

dungfungus dungfungus 10:06 am 10 Jan 12

I believe the gelatin-like substance is in fact gelatin which is derived from animal tissue (horses hooves). Enjoy.

jsm2090 jsm2090 9:00 am 10 Jan 12

It’s an expensive way to get a scoop of ice cream, but they definitely serve it at Ottoman Cuisine in Barton; I believe they use the genuine salep that you speak of, and mastic. It’s gooey, unconventional texture is addictive.

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