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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    • Soadat Muminova
      Soadat Muminova  3 weeks back

      Thanks for coming to my country

    • Vijay Shankaran
      Vijay Shankaran  4 weeks back

      Best Ever Food Review Show, Best Ever Food Review Show, there is a small time Indian food reviewer called irfan views telling his viewers that you contacted him to guide you in your next chennai trip. Please stay away from that idiot. He will ruin the class you have in your videos. Also he is a manipulator, he will put you in his videos and use you to get subscribers. He knows only cheap places. He took a Singapore tourists to a bad restaurant in Chennai and made them sick, it is in his channel. Please avoid irfan from Chennai.

    • sheshraj bhakare
      sheshraj bhakare  1 months back

      please meet me when u will come to kyrgyzstan

    • Stadion Botoșani
      Stadion Botoșani  2 months back

      I wish i coud visit there

    • adrian venereo
      adrian venereo  2 months back

      Best Ever Food Review Show I could eat all of then but u not goin to do it lol keep it up

  • fred
    fred  3 hours back

    i lived in uzbekistan for 3 years and it was one the nicest places to live in

    • callsign_ squirrel
      callsign_ squirrel  12 hours back

      00:29 it looks like she has gold plated teeth....

      • HotCorporation
        HotCorporation  1 days back

        heart attack food

        • magar aarush
          magar aarush  1 days back

          I'm really starving

          • Q .fahim
            Q .fahim  1 days back

            Bangladesh is waiting for you

            • bigeyesbeliever
              bigeyesbeliever  2 days back

              Dumplings are chinese

              • Mirkoviv
                Mirkoviv  2 days back

                music plz ?

                • Shayne Foley
                  Shayne Foley  3 days back

                  The video made me real hungry, but then the song played at the end of the video... what is that song, I need to know. I can't find it!!

                  • Yasriel
                    Yasriel  3 days back

                    Ok but can we talk about how clean Uzbekistan is? Not one piece of trash in the streets.

                    • Eagle Hydraulics
                      Eagle Hydraulics  3 days back

                      Uzbekistan the land of Timur Lame!

                      • Jacckeyy
                        Jacckeyy  4 days back

                        I have diabetes just watching this. Pretty tasty tho.

                        • Jacckeyy
                          Jacckeyy  4 days back

                          5:35 YAMANA MAMANA HAMANA!

                          • Mangu Purcell
                            Mangu Purcell  4 days back


                            • Creatively Guitarman
                              Creatively Guitarman  4 days back

                              9:28 HES COPYING MARK WIEN 😹

                              • SneakySensei
                                SneakySensei  5 days back

                                By any chance, does he mean pulav (basically means rice in hindi)

                                • Lanu Suli
                                  Lanu Suli  5 days back

                                  Kurdstan 🇸🇾

                                  • Gossip Girl
                                    Gossip Girl  5 days back

                           uzibeckystan has electricity and restaurants? Well fuck me silly -- I thought these terro rists all lived in caves and huts. Shit, it's going straight on the bucketlist now.

                                    • C C
                                      C C  6 days back

                                      5:36 what is that. 9:37.. and more humaniumaniuhmani

                                      • C C
                                        C C  6 days back

                                        9:36 what is he saying. He keeps saying that after initial tastings

                                        • C C
                                          C C  6 days back

                                          It's a well produced video but bulk cooking will never taste as good as individually portioned saute cooking. Anyone who cooks knows this.

                                          • C C
                                            C C  6 days back

                                            Baked goods tastes better when they defy gravity

                                            • HaSsy MiiA
                                              HaSsy MiiA  6 days back

                                              Uzbekistan is wonderful.

                                              Love from UK 🇬🇧

                                              • RASHMI K P
                                                RASHMI K P  6 days back

                                                This is the same host who was with mark...

                                                • Christian Robino
                                                  Christian Robino  6 days back

                                                  they got that wok from area 51’s junkyard

                                                  • EggyRepublic
                                                    EggyRepublic  7 days back

                                                    "So your job is to wash our pots."
                                                    "Sure, around how many per day?"
                                                    "Just one"

                                                    • TeamNinja
                                                      TeamNinja  7 days back

                                                      is high cholesterol an epidemic in Uzbekistan?

                                                      • Tineil Rolle
                                                        Tineil Rolle  7 days back

                                                        How are they not all heavy from eating all that heavy food...I'm jealous

                                                        • Avrbag
                                                          Avrbag  1 weeks back

                                                          he a blood ?

                                                          • Muhammad Imran Hafiz Zailan

                                                            Why isn’t anyone talking about how he sounds like arnold schwarzenegger

                                                            • Khaled Alebraheem
                                                              Khaled Alebraheem  1 weeks back

                                                              Rachel Green rules

                                                              • Usman Chaudry
                                                                Usman Chaudry  1 weeks back

                                                                I invite you to a friendly welcome in Pakistan with lots of love, beautiful scenery and unlimited savory food for you and your crew.

                                                                • ThePwner620
                                                                  ThePwner620  1 weeks back

                                                                  Borat where you at.

                                                                  • Vilai Yang
                                                                    Vilai Yang  1 weeks back

                                                                    Can you even finish those whole plates of foods?

                                                                    • kej fej
                                                                      kej fej  1 weeks back

                                                                      I swear to god people who knkw nothing about food eat something and say "oh it melts in your mouth"

                                                                      • Supreme Television
                                                                        Supreme Television  1 weeks back


                                                                        • monkey d luffy
                                                                          monkey d luffy  1 weeks back

                                                                          Uzbekistan in my wishlist!!!

                                                                          • Kracken
                                                                            Kracken  2 weeks back

                                                                            4:12 oinoin

                                                                            • Santiago Rivas
                                                                              Santiago Rivas  2 weeks back

                                                                              9:34 ÑAAAAAAAAAAAAA

                                                                              • Crispy Boi
                                                                                Crispy Boi  2 weeks back

                                                                                9:37 when the food is good but still too hot

                                                                                • Shiela Spencer
                                                                                  Shiela Spencer  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I've always want to go to Uzbekistan. And now that I have my own family I still have thesame thrilled feeling of going husband just say yes though😆😆

                                                                                  • DJ DARIANA
                                                                                    DJ DARIANA  2 weeks back

                                                                                    HAMANAHAMANAHAMANA. Love it.

                                                                                    • Chasity Turner
                                                                                      Chasity Turner  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I love this co host
                                                                                      he makes the show more enjoyable!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                      • Wadadli Tee
                                                                                        Wadadli Tee  2 weeks back

                                                                                        *"Yahmanahamanahamana"* LOOOL

                                                                                        • Luis Murillo
                                                                                          Luis Murillo  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Very nice ,I like

                                                                                          • sajib sjb
                                                                                            sajib sjb  2 weeks back

                                                                                            It's Gravity that takes your food inside of your tummy.

                                                                                            • Lunøzê Blū
                                                                                              Lunøzê Blū  2 weeks back

                                                                                              5:42"Beefy and oily" 😂😂

                                                                                              • Shirley Pineda
                                                                                                Shirley Pineda  2 weeks back

                                                                                                When The Silk Road was mentioned I thought you were talking about the dark web until I remembered that I learned about it in History class lol