Asia's Biggest Frying Pan! Over 3,000 POUNDS of Rice and Meat Cooked Each Day!

  • Published: 05 December 2018
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    Special thanks to Bekruz Hamzaev, Head of Marketing and Promotion of the Uzbekistan Tourism Board for an overwhelmingly yummy introduction to Uzbek food. To find out more about Uzbekistan, follow him on Instagram @bekruz_hamzaev.
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    ADDRESS: Unucabad Area - Hilol Restaurant at the TV Tower, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    OPEN: 10AM - 5PM

    🇺🇿Considered Uzbekistan’s national dish, it is impossible to visit Uzbekistan without eating plov (probably more than once). For over 20 years, Central Asian Plov Center has been satisfying taste buds, serving 2,000 people on a daily basis. They’re known for their giant Khazan, where one batch of plov contains 65kg of meat, 100kg of rice and about 30kg of carrots.

    🍚PLOV: Beef and lamb, onion, sunflower oil, yellow carrots, chickpeas, black pepper and other spices, lamb fat, raisins, garlic and chili (optional).

    💸PRICE RANGE: 1.50 - 1.81 USD/13,000 - 15,000 UZS | TOPPINGS: quail egg, chicken egg, horse meat .30 USD/2,500 UZS
    2. UZBEKISTAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEFS: Grilled Catfish in Clay + Blooming Fried Carp
    ADDRESS: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    The majority of chefs in hotels and restaurants in Tashkent graduated from Uzbekistan Association of Chefs. 20-year-old Ahmadjon Hamdamov is one of Uzbekistan’s top chefs. At the age of 14 he took home his first medal as the champion of the Global Cooking Contest in Greece.

    😺🐟GRILLED CATFISH IN CLAY: First the chef marinates the catfish with black pepper, white pepper, salt, chicken egg yolk, mixture of salt and egg white. Then he mixes the clay (from the Uzbek mountains) with water, coating the fish in a thick layer of the mixture before wrapping it with aluminum foil and letting it cook for 35 minutes.

    3. QANOTCHI: Beef Ribs
    ADDRESS: Kushbegi St. | intersection with Mukimi St., 1 dead end, Tashkent 100100, Uzbekistan
    OPEN: 12PM - 11PM

    🍖Abdurahman Foziljouov opened Qanotchi in 2017 and quickly became famous for his ability to combine cooking and entertainment. Known as the Uzbek “Salt Bae,” he has garnered national attention and even received a visit from the original Salt Bae.

    💸PRICE: 45 USD/373,630 UZS
    4. STARIY TASHKENT: Chinese Noodles + Steamed Dumplings
    ADDRESS: Mirzo Ulugbek District, Oltintepa Street 6
    OPEN: 10AM - 11PM

    🍜CHINESE NOODLES: Begin by boiling noodles. Prepare the gravy (includes sunflower oil, lamb marinated with soy sauce and eggs, onion, green pepper, red pepper, cabbage, garlic, salt, soy sauce, tomato, bok choy, tomato sauce, water, MSG and ginger powder). Finally, pour the sauce on top of the noodle dish and enjoy!

    💸PRICE: Chinese Noodles: 5 USD/41,514 UZS | Steamed Dumplings: 4 USD/33,211 UZS
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    • joseph watson
      joseph watson  1 weeks back

      0:33 PRESIDENT TRUMP is spreading his, 'Make (enter country here) Great Again' everywhere !!!

    • In All Honesty
      In All Honesty  3 weeks back

      too much oil. Tell em' to learn how to fuckin' cook without drowning everything in oil next time you're over there in that rat shit hole.

    • Mahendra Karki
      Mahendra Karki  3 weeks back

      Best Ever Food Review Show can you travel nepal and there are huge culture 125 languages in small country

    • Shayan Kiani
      Shayan Kiani  1 months back

      Go to Pakistan pls pls pls like Mark wiens

    • Soadat Muminova
      Soadat Muminova  3 months back

      Thanks for coming to my country

  • lil noob
    lil noob  1 hours back

    i just ate but im hungry again :D

    • Cindy La
      Cindy La  1 days back

      I swear bekruz is a genius and he’s great at his job for creating awareness for his country and to bring in more tourism

      • Adam Gaine
        Adam Gaine  2 days back

        Just checked out flights to Uzbekistan!!!

        • Fran
          Fran  2 days back

          Go on, you know you want to..... 5:36 9:38

          • Ed Ignacio
            Ed Ignacio  3 days back

            chuga chuga chop chop yem yem kalas

            • MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
              MOHAMMED IBRAHIM  3 days back

              *Open your gates Uzbekistan, am coming over*

              • Maker Stories
                Maker Stories  3 days back

                my name a borat

                • Khairul Azlan
                  Khairul Azlan  3 days back

                  Now I want to go to Uzbekistan

                  • Anik Ali
                    Anik Ali  4 days back

                    only if its halal

                    • potbotra
                      potbotra  4 days back

                      have always wanted to visit uzbekistan but this video made me realize how much i had completely overlooked their culinary culture, thanks, now im even more stoked!!

                      • Da Nervous POOPER
                        Da Nervous POOPER  4 days back

                        Yamanna manana hamana.....idk what it means....but that sounds sexy

                        • Chyleen Lopez
                          Chyleen Lopez  5 days back

                          We should swap presidents. Came basically same time and have opposite goals. That looks like one of the best countries in the world. Great community and rich in tradition.

                          • Kamalpreet Singh Gill
                            Kamalpreet Singh Gill  5 days back

                            Bekruz can run his own show. But Sonny and Bekruz together will be even better.

                            Humanah humanah humanah.

                            • realisethetruthful
                              realisethetruthful  5 days back

                              Yamana mamana hamana...... Nice

                              • First to Last
                                First to Last  5 days back

                                i have seen the yollow carrot for the first time

                                • pete Shlong
                                  pete Shlong  7 days back

                                  did u visit borat ?

                                  • Deepak Chauhan
                                    Deepak Chauhan  1 weeks back

                                    Did not like the food .. sorry

                                    • Eunice Madera
                                      Eunice Madera  1 weeks back


                                      • joseph watson
                                        joseph watson  1 weeks back

                                        0:42 lt's nice to see that Karate Kid guy working again.

                                        • Iljen Shumilin
                                          Iljen Shumilin  1 weeks back

                                          I live in kyrgyzstan

                                          • Jitendra Parmar
                                            Jitendra Parmar  1 weeks back

                                            Plov becomes pulav in India

                                            • Iommie Abraham Garcia
                                              Iommie Abraham Garcia  2 weeks back

                                              I should stop watching this channel omg sonny I'm on a diet 😭
                                              Love from the Philippines sonny 😘

                                              • Just Some Guy With a Mustache

                                                Why does he keep saying humouda humouda

                                                • Ralff Sharma
                                                  Ralff Sharma  2 weeks back

                                                  I know more about Uzbekistan

                                                  • Dave Chavez
                                                    Dave Chavez  2 weeks back

                                                    When she asks you to whip out your meat.

                                                    • Sonu singh
                                                      Sonu singh  2 weeks back

                                                      Love from India

                                                      • steven wlehc
                                                        steven wlehc  2 weeks back

                                                        uzbekistan ,please just call it a Universel field instead of trying to make u.s. dollars

                                                        • Irfan Latif
                                                          Irfan Latif  2 weeks back

                                                          I want try this.

                                                          • xxDrain
                                                            xxDrain  2 weeks back

                                                            "He's putting the oil back in the rice?"
                                                            "Yeah, cuz it drains out"
                                                            That's incredible.

                                                            • Aaron Georgius
                                                              Aaron Georgius  2 weeks back

                                                              Dudes like " umana umana humana". Classic. I say the same shir. Ahhhhhh!!!

                                                              • English Unimas
                                                                English Unimas  2 weeks back

                                                                Milos bandid?

                                                                • roblox nepal
                                                                  roblox nepal  2 weeks back

                                                                  why does all of the country names end with tan

                                                                  • rehtireino
                                                                    rehtireino  2 weeks back

                                                                    That's food at it's best. Huge portions yet I saw no fat people in the entire video. That's what u get when u eat lot of meat instead of sugar.

                                                                    • Deniz Games
                                                                      Deniz Games  2 weeks back

                                                                      I'm from Uzbekistan :DDD
                                                                      I'm really glad for this video xD

                                                                      • Sinner Man
                                                                        Sinner Man  2 weeks back

                                                                        Oh My God it's THE SILK ROAD

                                                                        • Victor Chavez
                                                                          Victor Chavez  3 weeks back

                                                                          I'm Mexican American and I want to visit your country..Looks very good..

                                                                          • ZONLY1SHOTz Z
                                                                            ZONLY1SHOTz Z  3 weeks back

                                                                            That clay fish cooking way is A long Turkish way for cooking fish not from Uzbekistan

                                                                            • -SPOOX- BLOCK STRIKE
                                                                              -SPOOX- BLOCK STRIKE  3 weeks back


                                                                              • Phil_Beavers
                                                                                Phil_Beavers  3 weeks back

                                                                                pLOFF > PiLLaFe

                                                                                • mrjjmc
                                                                                  mrjjmc  3 weeks back

                                                                                  🇹🇷 varmi

                                                                                  • p. rofit
                                                                                    p. rofit  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I might not have a right to speak because I've never left America but I always see these people try a foreign food and shake their heads as a "no" to signify how good it is and if someone did that after a bite of my food I'd instantly think they don't like it

                                                                                    • Vahan Vardanyan
                                                                                      Vahan Vardanyan  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Go to Armenia 🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲

                                                                                      • doodlejack
                                                                                        doodlejack  3 weeks back

                                                                                        nice but the fact is Uzbekistan is like #5 in the world for deaths by heart disease, and hearth disease accounts for almost 40% of the total deaths in that country every year. not trying to talk shit, and with all due respect to their culture and cuisine, but that food seems very unhealthy. thats a lot of fried stuff~

                                                                                        • James Steckel
                                                                                          James Steckel  3 weeks back

                                                                                          so fresh
                                                                                          so face
                                                                                          the freshiest faciest freshface
                                                                                          im so tired of that phrase

                                                                                          • Kenjijohn Gilig
                                                                                            Kenjijohn Gilig  3 weeks back

                                                                                            9:41 HAHAHHAA

                                                                                            • MrSucc
                                                                                              MrSucc  3 weeks back

                                                                                              atleast we know that gravity does it's work

                                                                                              • TRIGGERED LIL CROOKED FURRIES

                                                                                                Kazakhstan kazakhstan number 1 in the world, no 1 exporter potassium, friend of all except uzbekistan