A Winter Drink That Makes Your Boobs Grow Bigger

January 17th, 2008  | Category: Turkish Cuisine

Winter in Istanbul

Winter in Istanbul is magical. Come January, the city would almost always be buried under a thick coat of snow, but with the global warming, seeing an inch of it nowadays has become a dream. It snowed two weeks ago, but the feast ended very quickly.

But here is another feast that is associated with winter in Istanbul. This magical winter drink is called Boza, and it makes your boobs grow BIGGER naturally. Not kidding!


It is a fermented drink made from bulgur. Very rich in carbs and vitamins. The Ottoman Empire used to feed the army with this drink because of its warming and strengthening qualities. It has a very thick consistency and tart taste. During fermentation, Boza produces lactic acid, which makes it an ideal drink for pregnant women because of its milk-producing property.

Traditionally, it is served with a dash of cinnamon on top and double roasted chickpeas (a delicious snack called leblebi in Turkish) on the side, which allegedly grows your boobs even bigger!

Yes, it is all about growing your boobs bigger! So drink up ladies (and gentlemen?); you (or your partner) can thank me later.

You can read more about its history here.

Here are some more snaps taken during a very cold, but dry weekend in Istanbul. Hope you enjoy!

Winter in Istanbul 2

Winter in Istanbul 3

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  1. 1 - David on January 17th, 2008

    Does it work on men too?

    I’ve gotta start some chickpeas soaking if it does.

  2. 2 - Cenk on January 17th, 2008

    David – Unfortunately(?) it does!

  3. 3 - Lisa on January 17th, 2008

    Wonderful photos! I really enjoyed those. I’ll stay away from that drink you mentioned, but will gobble up any leblebi that come my way.

  4. 4 - Thredahlia on January 17th, 2008

    Greetings from (also snowless) Estonia!

    How funny to read this only a few hours after I posted an announcement of going to Turkey and not write anything for a couple of weeks 😛
    Thank you for the information.

    Must try boza! I already love leblebi.

  5. 5 - Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy on January 17th, 2008

    Not sure I need this drink (I’d rather drink something to make my hips SMALLER) but I loved your pictures – it does look magical!

  6. 6 - Hillary on January 17th, 2008

    Haha love it! Not sure I need this but it sounds intriguing! Thanks for your efforts though to make all the world’s boobs just a little bigger. I’m sure all the men out there appreciate it.

  7. 7 - Tea on January 17th, 2008

    Can I make it at home??? I read that it’s being made from millet as well…

  8. 8 - clumsy on January 17th, 2008

    What beautiful pictures—that dog is gorgeous!

    And boy, oh, boy I’ll be making that drink soon! 😀

  9. 9 - fethiye on January 17th, 2008

    For those who want to make them at home: http://www.yogurtland.com/2005/08/15/boza/

    BTW, it also is useful during lactation…

  10. 10 - Jessie on January 17th, 2008

    if it is fermented…doesnt that mean it contains alcohol? which would not be good to drink during pregnancy, or breast feeding….

  11. 11 - Cenk on January 17th, 2008

    Thredalia – Wow! Hope you have a great time here!

    Sara – I’ll let you know when and if we come up with a drink that makes the hips slimmer 🙂

    Hillary – It’s the least I can do.

    Tea – Yes! Check out Fethiye’s blog (link above)!

    Fethiye – Thanks for the link.

    Hi Jessie – The alcohol content is very low (%1) so I guess it is not a problem.

  12. 12 - brilynn on January 17th, 2008

    Ha! You win the award for most random food blog post of the days!

  13. 13 - Shaun on January 17th, 2008

    Cenk ~ Though I’m not inclined to want man-boobs, I am interested in the properties of the drink. How very interesting. Your photos are exquisite. I have a special fondness for the greyest and coldest of days…

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  16. 16 - Mansi on January 17th, 2008

    The title got me here, just like everyone else:) not that I need them!!:D but I’m glad I got to read your “informative” post!

  17. 17 - Cindy on January 18th, 2008

    Haha I need that drink so badly!

  18. 18 - Melrose on January 18th, 2008

    Boza!!! I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it!!!!
    You remembered me now on my childhood in Sarajevo and one little cake shop (“By Ramiz” it was called) where my parent 1000 years ago used to drink boza while they were still dating, and it seems to be that I inherited that affection toward boza!

  19. 19 - Cenk on January 18th, 2008

    Shaun – Thanks! The weirdest thing about this drink is that it is served cold, but people drink it to get warmer 🙂

    Mansi – Welcome! Hope you stop by regularly from now on..

    Melrose – I didn’t know that Boza is also popular in other countries. Very interesting.

  20. 20 - The Mansion on January 18th, 2008

    Wow Boza ! Best place is Vefa Bozacısı and history starts at the same time with The Mansion 1876, yes nineteen century. They are 132 years old brothers.
    it is perfect drink for cold winter days with some cinnamon on top.

  21. 21 - Naz on January 18th, 2008

    Many thanks for the pictures:) I especially loved the ones with the Ortaköy mosque! I miss Istanbul so bad:(

  22. 22 - Hande on January 18th, 2008

    Cenk, you bad boy! Now you got me craving boza, I hadn’t yet thought about it this winter… Not being able to drink the real thing (do they still go around on the streets at night, calling “boooooooooooozaaaaaaaa”?), I will see if I can use Fethiyes recipe. But where do I get leblebi in Rom?

  23. 23 - Warda on January 18th, 2008

    I’m sure every girl reading this post started double checking their breasts, just to make sure 🙂

    Now the question is: did you have any “side effects” as well when drinking Boza?

    Love Istambul’s pictures. It makes me want to visit the gorgeous city.

  24. 24 - steamy kitchen on January 18th, 2008

    way cheaper than a boob job

  25. 25 - Helen on January 18th, 2008

    I really look forward to my regular glimpse into your life and your country. Thank you for a great blog. The snaps look really magical as usual.

  26. 26 - Elise on January 19th, 2008

    That carb rich drink probably makes more than just boobs grow bigger, bellies, butts…

    Oddly, being a food blogger does the same thing!

  27. 27 - Cenk on January 19th, 2008

    Hande – They still do! I am not sure if you can find leblebi in Rome. Don’t forget to stock up when you visit İstanbul the next time.

    Warda – I guess you have to drink a lot of it to get larger boobs. Good thing I am not a huge fan of boza. No side effects, yet.

    Steamy Kitchen – And way tastier, too!

    Helen – Thanks Helen! I will try to post more İstanbul photos in the future. Glad you liked them.

    Elise – I agree. But the good thing with boza is, it is so thick and packed with flavor that you can only drink a small cup.

  28. 28 - Cynthia on January 19th, 2008

    I think I’ll pass, I don’t want bigger boobs (lol)

    Hello Cenk! I received your link from Eda and I am so glad to discover your blog. There goes my evening, I am getting comfortable and going through your archives. I know, I know, It’s Saturday night and I should be out but hey this is way more fun than being around people who have the same converation over and over! 😀

    I’ve added your blog to my roll and RSS feeds.

  29. 29 - Tartelette on January 20th, 2008

    As Jaden said, better than a boob job! I had it once many moons ago, and had no clue about the properties. I have got everything on hand to make it…!

  30. 30 - Aysegul on January 20th, 2008

    Hi Cenk,

    Congrats on NY Times – I’ve heard your name from few of our customers. Which was cool!

    Wonderful pictures of Istanbul & yes we do sell Boza during the winter. It is always asked by our Albanian customers.

    All the best,


  31. 31 - bea at La tartine gourmande on January 21st, 2008

    Lovely pictures of a place I wish to visit again. It has been so long!!

  32. 32 - cerenoz on January 22nd, 2008

    Didn’t know that about boza:)) But I heard it does help lactation, indeed I have friends who dirnk it just for that..
    Me, I love it… the sour taste and of course the cinnamon. yummy:))

    great pics by the way, as always…

  33. 33 - latifa on January 22nd, 2008

    quite interesting. leblabi is easier to find, can i eat the cooked lablabito get the same effect?

  34. 34 - keiko on January 22nd, 2008

    Dear Cenk – I remember Ilgin told me about this drink when I was in the city – I would have had it if I had known it’d help to make my boobs bigger! Miss you and the city, can’t wait to go back. Glad you like the new camera, the images are really lovely and gorgeous. kxx

  35. 35 - sunrise on January 22nd, 2008

    I didn’t know Boza has this effect. So that’s way I don’t like the sour taste. I should tell my husband to stop drinking. I like Sahlep better!

  36. 36 - Cenk on January 22nd, 2008

    Hi Cynthia – Thanks to Eda, I discovered another food blog! Can not wait to check out what you’ve been cooking!

    Tartelette – Please let me know how it turns out. I have never tried preparing at home.

    Ayşegül – Thank you. I am thrilled to hear that! So you sell boza in NY? Readers – Now you know where to go! But the link doesn’t work???

    Bea – Don’t wait, come to İstanbul!

    cerenoz – Thanks!

    latifa – According to some of the sources, yes!

    keiko – It has been so long! I loved your photos from Japan. Thanks for the comment. That is very flattering coming from you!

    sunrise – I don’t think a few glasses every Winter would do any harm..

  37. 37 - Sandra on January 25th, 2008

    Great photos!!! I remember Istanbul in summer.. the last summer… beautiful!

  38. 38 - J.C. on January 25th, 2008

    An ideal drink for pregnant women?! What about the alcohol…?

  39. 39 - Cenk on January 26th, 2008

    J.C. – The alcohol level is below 1%, so it is not a problem..

  40. 40 - Aysegul on February 9th, 2008

    Hi Cenk,

    Yes the link does/should work. If it still does not,please let me know.

  41. 41 - shara on February 21st, 2008

    excellent! im coming to istanbul in april, hope this drink will still be around 😉

  42. 42 - stefan on June 7th, 2008

    Boza is coming to Chicago, enjoy it

  43. 43 - Juliana on September 4th, 2008

    Hi !!!
    I´m looking for boza but it´s impossible to find … There are some way to buy ?

  44. 44 - allie on September 25th, 2008

    ok so does this rly work?
    cuz i have small boobs and im 13 bout to turn 14, yet everyone makes fun of me for having small boobs, is this rly work?? if so i need to BUY some right away!


    -sad allie

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  46. 46 - clair on October 30th, 2008

    where do you get this stuff? i live in NYC

  47. 47 - Doug on March 14th, 2009

    Can Boza be purchased at a grocery or drugstore? I would like to have a bigger chest, on otherwords, man boobs.

  48. 48 - Cenk on March 14th, 2009

    Doug – Yes, it is available in grocery stores in Turkey.

  49. 49 - Doug on July 13th, 2009

    Can Boza be purchased in the United States and if so where can it be bought?

  50. 50 - Cenk on July 14th, 2009

    Doug – You might try Middle Eastern supermarkets around where you live.

  51. 51 - kim on September 16th, 2009

    love all your pictures i love photography…but on tht drink, sounds good…im a mother to a 2month old baby nd i need more milk…lol…nd want bigger boobs naturally…does it really work??????

  52. 52 - Sara on January 24th, 2010

    Nowhere on that wiki page, did they mention anything about boza making breasts larger 😛 Why did you link it?

  53. 53 - Cenk on January 25th, 2010

    Sara – It was there under the heading “Controversy”. They must have taken it out.

  54. 54 - Faye Barraclough on March 21st, 2010

    I live in Melbourne, Australia. I lived in Istanbul until age 14, 40 years ago. I have not found Boza here. Do you know if it is available in Melbourne? Anyone?

  55. 55 - Liv on March 23rd, 2010

    lol! I definitely need a lot of this drink!

    Beautiful photos by the way….like your blog very much.

  56. 56 - Hela on March 30th, 2010

    LOL @ leblebi

    long time since I heared this word, miss old days

  57. 57 - Lien on September 8th, 2010

    Looking at your pictures make me want to come back to Istanbul asap, in the winter so i can try Boza :-)))

  58. 58 - jo on August 12th, 2011

    where can you buy boza in the u.s. or can i order online?

  59. 59 - Cenk on August 14th, 2011

    jo – I have no idea. I checked a couple of sites, but no luck.

  60. 60 - Amina on December 29th, 2011

    Please send me the ingredients and recipe on how to make Boza as soon as possible!I need it badly just hope it works though!

  61. 61 - Nida on May 26th, 2012

    Thank you for this! So boza is a favorite summer drink in Albania, we drink it cold and make it slightly sweeter by using half corn meal half wheat flour to make it. I am in love with your blog. In Albania a lot of the foods we eat are Turkish in origin and when i was in Istambul 8 years ago it reminded me of home…

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