Hamsi is the Turkish word for "Anchovy". In Turkey, anchovy or hamsi is made into various dishes, namely Hamsi çorbasi which is an anchovy and tomato soup, Hamsi Böregi, Hamsi Tava, it can also be dried (Kurutulmus Hamsi) Dried anchovy is also popular in the Philippines, we call it Daing na Dilis. My aunt who lives in an island, she makes her own Daing na Dilis. Fresh from the sea, she just put cherry tomatoes in water with the Hamsi (Dilis) with a bit of salt and presto we already have a good soup.

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