Loukoumas (in the Cypriot dialect lokmades, in Arabic and Turkish Iokma and tsirihta in Pontiaka ) is a popular sweet in the Vulcans and the Middle East.
Loukoumades are also called sviggoi by the Greeks of Hebrew origin who offer them as a sweet during Christmas. It is mentioned that the word comes from the Romaniotes even though it comes from the medieval German word swinge. A similar sweet in Italy is called sfingi di San Giuseppe.
Loukoumades are made of fried dough, its main ingrediants being dry yeast, warm water, vegetable oil, lemon juice, sugar, salt, all-purpose flour and eggs.
They are round or spherical and are served with honey, syrup, chocolate, cinnamon, icing sugar and even ice cream.