Syros cuisine is affected by the Asia Minor as many locals are descended from this area. The unique strapatsada (scrambled eggs with tomatoes peppers and feta cheese), the sausage, Halvadopita, a cake filled with almonds and nougat, and Loukoumia, the primary export of Syros, which is a sweet gummy dessert flavored with roses and pistachio are local delicacies that travelers should taste. Another local product is the Tahini, a sauce made from sesame, which is used on bread or with honey. Syros Island also produces dairy products like the local cheese Saint Michali and Kopanisti, a spicy cream cheese. Finally, a real delight is the liquor ‘Grand mother’, a mixture of cherry spices and brandy.