The Ultimate Istanbul Turkish Food Tour - JUICY Kokoreç, Balık Ekmek (Fish Sandwich), and Lahmacun!

  • Published: 02 October 2016
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    Day 10: Istanbul, Turkey - This was one of the best days of eating Turkish food in Istanbul that I had during my visit, and this video is an Istanbul food tour. We started with Turkish breakfast, followed by the famous fish bread sandwich (balik ekmek), followed by kokoreç and midye dolma, and then finally for dinner I ate lahmacun. Although everything was good in this Istanbul food tour, my favorite food of the day was the kokoreç.

    00:41 Lades Menemen Restaurant - The first meal on this Turkish food tour was for Turkish breakfast just off Istiklal street. Along with some side dishes, my main order was menemen, which is a type of Turkish egg dish (similar to scrambled eggs) and I got it with Turkish sausage. It came piping hot and bubbling away, and it was extraordinarily delicious, especially with all the other sides. Total price - 34 TL ($11.43) for everything

    4:56 Galata Tower - 25 TL ($8.40) per person - On this food tour, we still had to do a little bit of sightseeing, so on our way to the next restaurant, we stopped off at the Galata Tower for an amazing full 360 view of Istanbul. We got there right as they opened, so it was nice and quiet.

    Galata Bridge, Eminönü, Balık Ekmek - Perhaps one of the most well known Istanbul street foods is, balık ekmek, a fish bread sandwich. Located in Eminönü, and along the water's edge, you’ll find a handful of boats that grill up pieces of mackerel, stuff them into bread, and serve them with lemon juice. You can sit along the pier, and enjoy your fish bread sandwich, and not only is it good, but the atmosphere is also fantastic. Balik Ekmek (fish sandwich) - 8 TL ($2.69)

    10:56 Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) - If I could choose one of my favorite things to do in Istanbul, it would be exploring the Spice Bazaar which is also known as the Egyptian Bazaar. You’ll find an incredible amount of spices and herbs and flavoring ingredients from around the world, packed into the market. After walking around for a while, Ying and I decided to buy some cherries, and the friendly vendor also gave us some samples of fruit as well. Cherries - 1 kg. for 12 TL ($4.03)

    13:35 Süleymaniye Mosque - We were in the general area, so we stopped in at Süleymaniye Mosque, an iconic mosque in Istanbul that dominates the skyline.

    15:21 Kral Kokoreç - The next food on this Istanbul food tour is kokoreç, and it’s one of the Turkish foods I was most looking forward to eating in Istanbul. Kral Kokoreç is an amazing, sort of street food stall in Istanbul. Kokoreç is a delicacy of organs wrapped in lamb intestines and grilled. I ordered a plate of it to go alongside some bread and it was spectacular. It was one of the best Turkish food meals I had, I loved it. They also sold midye dolma, mussels with rice and spices, and they were also wonderful. Total price - 29 TL ($9.71) - for everything.

    22:42 Grand Bazaar - After that amazing meal, we walked over to the Grand Bazaar, which is not only one of the oldest covered markets in Istanbul, but one of the oldest covered shopping areas in the world. It was pretty amazing to walk around, and admire the shops and the actual structure of the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. I think the tea was 1 TL ($0.34).

    25:47 Fıstık Kebap Lahmacun - To complete this Istanbul food tour, our final stop for dinner was at a restaurant called Fıstık Kebap Lahmacun (thanks to Culinary Backstreets for the recommendation: to eat lahmacun. At first we started off with aryan and kibbeh, before proceeding onto the lahmacun, pide, and the special fistik kebap. Everything was delicious, but I think I really liked the simplicity and lightness of the lahmacun the best. Total price - 58 TL ($19.49).

    And that completes this video of the ultimate Turkish food tour of Istanbul, it was an amazing day of food!


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Comments • 5 143

  • Kür Şad
    Kür Şad  23 hours back


    • Kür Şad
      Kür Şad  23 hours back


      • Blue Sapphire
        Blue Sapphire  1 days back

        May God always protect this beautiful country Turkey. their beautiful history, beautiful culture, beautiful faith and ofcourse their beauiful people. Amen🙏 Peace and love from Afghanistan💚

        • eliyah meraya
          eliyah meraya  1 days back

          menemen is the best!

          • Esperanza B.
            Esperanza B.  2 days back

            Oh man, it's a torture watching someone eating esp. if it's Turkish food... oh myyyyy!

            • don lover
              don lover  2 days back

              Love from Pakistan🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰
              Love you 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

              • jonathan gonzalez
                jonathan gonzalez  3 days back


                • Farman Ali Khan
                  Farman Ali Khan  3 days back

                  love Turkey from Pakistan

                  • Ethem Aimsek
                    Ethem Aimsek  4 days back

                    8:49 dakı mavi balık satan cocuk hızlı ve çılgın mı la

                    • Ethem Aimsek
                      Ethem Aimsek  4 days back

                      elin gavuru bile tarihimizi biliyo yoldan gecen türke sorsan bilmez

                      • Rhonda Heggs
                        Rhonda Heggs  4 days back

                        Beautiful country and the water was breath taking loved the first spice market

                        • GAWATT
                          GAWATT  4 days back

                          Seviyorum la bu adamı her yemeğe aynı tepkiyi veriyor beğenmediği yok :D

                          • Hagifan Habifan
                            Hagifan Habifan  5 days back

                            Bazilari cok sansli. Zor Kilo aliyorlar.

                            • Hagifan Habifan
                              Hagifan Habifan  5 days back

                              Kilom bu Adam kadarinki kadar olsaydi Ben gösterirdim o yemeklere.

                              • Alp Arslan
                                Alp Arslan  5 days back

                                olm adam reenkarne olmus turk cikti be o nasil goturmektir.. adam eridi bitti her yedigine

                                • Yogi adityanath
                                  Yogi adityanath  5 days back

                                  Ur Turkish guide is boring...
                                  Pakisthani guides r very hospitable and chill

                                  • Emre Mazursky
                                    Emre Mazursky  5 days back

                                    great, hope you enjoy animal intestine with spices. 3rd world country all the way amk

                                    • Sebawayh X
                                      Sebawayh X  6 days back

                                      'istikal' ! it's istiklal.

                                      • Minsea 96
                                        Minsea 96  6 days back

                                        I'm HUNGRYY

                                        • Timur Özalp
                                          Timur Özalp  6 days back

                                          Yazik oglan iyi birisi heralde ama istanbulu cikanakadar kac kazik yemistir amk😅

                                          • Bordobereli
                                            Bordobereli  7 days back

                                            Yav oturdum bunu izliyorum allahım acıktım acıktımmmmm

                                            • emre yilsiz
                                              emre yilsiz  7 days back

                                              Adam, domates, biber yiyiyor. Çok lezzetli diyor. Senin ben zihniyeyini sikeyim

                                              • xTenshiAi
                                                xTenshiAi  1 weeks back

                                                his face annoys me

                                                • eric houghton
                                                  eric houghton  1 weeks back

                                                  I really love your videos. You have so much passion for food! Thank you!

                                                  • Mordehay Simha
                                                    Mordehay Simha  1 weeks back

                                                    How do keep so thin? Wow

                                                    • virusumf
                                                      virusumf  1 weeks back

                                                      Turkish food is the best

                                                      • Ricardo Milos
                                                        Ricardo Milos  2 weeks back

                                                        Taksimin beton olmadığı zamanlar

                                                        • mehmet yüksel
                                                          mehmet yüksel  2 weeks back

                                                          When I see you eating I got hungry

                                                          • Sebastian Vlceck
                                                            Sebastian Vlceck  2 weeks back

                                                            I love Turkish Foods

                                                            • Sebastian Vlceck
                                                              Sebastian Vlceck  2 weeks back

                                                              Welcome to Turkey ❤

                                                              • Serdar İntizam
                                                                Serdar İntizam  2 weeks back

                                                                Bu amcık samsunda menemen yese Müslüman olurdu heralde istanbulun çakma Menemen'ine oh yea diyo piç muhahah

                                                                • Türkoğlu
                                                                  Türkoğlu  2 weeks back

                                                                  Bu ne zulümdür arkadaş adam yedikçe yiyor karnımı acıktırdı yahu...en iyisi kebapçıya gidim ...

                                                                  • MeTo
                                                                    MeTo  2 weeks back

                                                                    I am hungryyyyy😔 😢😅😅😃

                                                                    • Amacı Olmayan Oyuncu
                                                                      Amacı Olmayan Oyuncu  2 weeks back

                                                                      Ne yediyse beğedi amk

                                                                      • Montenegrina Locca
                                                                        Montenegrina Locca  2 weeks back

                                                                        Watching this video it gave me such a nostalgic feelings ...i ve been all around Turkey and they are such an amazing and kind people ! From istanbul to kusadasi to bodrum and antalia to izmir food , amazing service ! True people!!! There s no service like the one in Turkey 🇹🇷

                                                                        • Mustafa Serhan Bedir
                                                                          Mustafa Serhan Bedir  2 weeks back

                                                                          şu deve müziğini koymaktan vazgeçseler video koyarken.

                                                                          • Celil Buğra Sangur
                                                                            Celil Buğra Sangur  2 weeks back

                                                                            Adamın yüz mimikleri çok garip beni Tilt eti.😂😂

                                                                          • George Masson
                                                                            George Masson  2 weeks back

                                                                            It was half way through the video before I realised the nosey bastard in the sunglasses that keeps looking over was actually a poster on the wall.

                                                                            • Enes Uzuner
                                                                              Enes Uzuner  2 weeks back


                                                                              • Elvin Aleskerov
                                                                                Elvin Aleskerov  2 weeks back

                                                                                Mark Wiens you are very very disgusting eat

                                                                                • Blackhawk
                                                                                  Blackhawk  2 weeks back

                                                                                  15:50 gozluklu eleman neden mal mal bakıyor diye düşündüm bir an :))))))) I tought the guy with sun glassess why he's looking at to the cam like morons :)))) Then I did lightning lol

                                                                                  • Nina Nina
                                                                                    Nina Nina  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Turkey is the best in food

                                                                                    • Irfan Rasool
                                                                                      Irfan Rasool  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Love Turkey and turkish
                                                                                      Love Erdogan
                                                                                      From Pakistan

                                                                                      • Norman Gamer
                                                                                        Norman Gamer  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Without Erdogan, everyone is correct :)

                                                                                      • AT KAFASI
                                                                                        AT KAFASI  2 weeks back

                                                                                        ı am turkish but ı hate erdoğan

                                                                                    • Neeli Shakeel
                                                                                      Neeli Shakeel  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Hi there can I ask which area you stayed inn plus are these all places are walking distance coz I want to treat my parents to this beautiful food haven holiday 😇 thanks

                                                                                      • Subscribe to Pewdiepie
                                                                                        Subscribe to Pewdiepie  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Greetings from Malta i have been in 30 countries they are
                                                                                        19-Turkey (The best food)
                                                                                        22-Macedonia or FYROM
                                                                                        30-Back to Malta

                                                                                        The best food was turkish and the best was Yaprak Doner

                                                                                        • Christina Holguin
                                                                                          Christina Holguin  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Yay Ying on the 🍒

                                                                                          • Yiğit Özciftci
                                                                                            Yiğit Özciftci  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Hi ı m turkey

                                                                                            • Baran Erdogan
                                                                                              Baran Erdogan  2 weeks back

                                                                                              how u skinny like that with that much eating?