Loukoumades (Greek), lokma tatlısı or simply lokma (Turkish) or lokmades (Cypriot) (Greek: λουκουμάδες, singular λουκουμάς loukoumas, luqmat al-qadi (Arabic:لقمة القاضي, Persian: بامیه bamieh, see etymology below) are a kind of fried-dough pastry made of deep fried dough soaked in sugar syrup or honey and cinnamon, and sometimes sprinkled with sesame.
In Greece, loukoumades are commonly spiced with cinnamon in a honey syrup and can be sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar.
This pastry is called zvingoi by the Greek Jews, who make them as Hanukkah treats. It is claimed to have been originated by the Romaniotes, though the name derives from medieval German swinge. A similar dish is also found in Italy as sfingi di San Giuseppe.
Various other kinds of fried dough with syrup are found in the Mediterranean, Middle East, and South Asia, from the Italian struffoli (the most similar to loukoumades in preparation) and zeppole (more like an American cake doughnut) to the Indian and Pakistani jalebi and gulab jamun.
Our project is focused on retail concept stores offering Lukumades with many different topping selections as well as coffee, orange juices & smoothies as drinks. We will also offer machine ice-cream & frozen yoghurt either with the lukumades or seperately.