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

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►Check out my Istanbul Travel Guide: http://bit.ly/Istanbul-Guide ►Subscribe to my videos: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe ►Camera I use: http://bit.ly/2d2TA0G 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: http://culinarybackstreets.com/cities-category/istanbul/2013/top-3-lahmacun/) 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! Music: https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/colourized_127065 https://www.audionetwork.com/browse/m/track/turkish-jewel_5347 Disclaimer and Thank You: This trip was made possible by Star Alliance (http://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world). The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul sponsored my stay in Istanbul. I personally paid for all food and attractions in this video, and I decided what to do and eat. -- CAMERA I USE: Main camera I use: http://amzn.to/2dEL3hv Main lens: http://amzn.to/2e5Lum6 Microphone: http://amzn.to/2dEr9Z9 *These are Amazon affiliate links MY WEBSITES: Migrationology.com: http://migrationology.com/ Get e-mail updates: https://migrationology.com/free-updates SOCIAL MEDIA: Snapchat: @migrationology Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationology Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationology SUPPORT MY WIFE AND I: Donate: http://migrationology.com/donate/ T-shirts: https://migrationology.com/store/ --
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Abdulaziz Jemal (8 hours ago)
man... every time you taste any food and the way you go........ wow, makes me smile even if i am hungry lol" :) :) :) keep it up!!
apantisit (1 day ago)
Chew louder pls
That menemen place looks so cool!!
missatrebor (2 days ago)
The name of the last dish I would like to know, similar to lahmacun, but thicker dough and more filling.
missatrebor (2 days ago)
Oh Mark, don't talk while eating that delicious kokoreç. The chef already came up to you and said: "Eat!!" We'll wait and have patience, while you enjoy the food first and then explain to us how delicious it is. MMMM, I.m jealous!! haha
charlie butler (2 days ago)
This dude is supposed to be a food blogger? Absolutely clueless! Don't give up the day job!
ambitionsskyyyy (2 days ago)
Turkey is a shithole, there are huge political issues with the country that you don’t see in these type of videos, don’t bother lol
Sometimes Someone (2 days ago)
Turkish food is delicious.People are so nice and hospitable . Love and respect from Pakistan 🇵🇰 ❤️🇹🇷
Aleks Schtirlitz (2 days ago)
супер! супер! супер!
kallie kay (2 days ago)
How are you not fat?.. please tell your secret 😄
Tony Soza (3 days ago)
Turkey is the best from Albania 😍
Sila Ben (3 days ago)
I've never been to turky before this vidéo made me love this country one day i will visite it much love and greetings from Algeria
Assim Alkhalidi (4 days ago)
i wish to visit my country Iraq the best food ever
Sarah 82 (4 days ago)
Every country you stuff baseball size bites in your mouth. It’s so gross and really bad manners. Where you raised by animals?
Arshad Milad (5 days ago)
25 lira. Wow. In 2011 it was 65 euros per person.
onur menderes (5 days ago)
you nig doc sound
Fil izi (6 days ago)
Yine gel, manti denemelisin :)))
ÇETO ÇETO (6 days ago)
26 yasindayim ben bu kadar yemedim mk😀
Blueface Baby (8 days ago)
police guy just casually strolling around with a machine-gun in his hands
I was happy to see you leave our country happy. Waiting for you and your wife to our country again.
jamdowndaughta (8 days ago)
I have to visit Turkey, thanks for inspiring me!
Eduardo Sanchez (8 days ago)
how is he not 500lbs
saiwan __ (8 days ago)
Come To Kurdstan 🖤
Sidar Surer (7 days ago)
Baris ve Esitlik (8 days ago)
Su Istanbul'un haline bak. Beton yigini, agac ara ki bulasin. Galata'dan bakinca bir tek Ayasofya civarinda agac var, onu utandiklarindan kesememisler sanirim. Resmen Istanbul'a ihanet edilmis, dusman girse bu kadar acimasiz olmazdi. Icim acidi
Anka HS (8 days ago)
O kadar yabancıların Türkiye yemekleri yediği videoları izledim bi bu adam bizim gibi doğru yiyo yani menemene ekmek banar karabiber döker,balık ekmeğin limonunu tuzunu döker,kaymağı ekmeğiyle alır. Böyle yiyince anlaşılıyo zaten doğru tatları,yani balık ekmekte limon suyu yerine limon verseler daha da iyi olurdu kesin diyo hakkaten adam bizim ağız tadımıza sahip :D
OmgItsMsj (9 days ago)
pakistan food are famous for bbq too but nothing compare to turkish
barierdiver333 (9 days ago)
I like watching his travels programs . Couple of things caught my one never does he criticize once any food ever of any country why is that? second thing is I get annoyed he is always leaning left smiling when he likes something when he is tasting just getting annoyed.
Santosh Gaikwad (9 days ago)
Turkey so much better that filthy pakistan
Titus Pullo (11 days ago)
Türkler yine boka konan sinekler gibi dolusmus yorumlara, hiç bir boktan eksik kalmayın ha. AMK ezikleri
Rebecca Lee Valley (11 days ago)
Any good spice mixes out there?
Memo Gie (11 days ago)
Amazing video 👍 thanks for share i love turkish food 👍
Mikail Öztürk (12 days ago)
gelen herkez bi balık ekmek yapıo yahu gidin lahmacun yiyin çiğköte kokoreç yiyin ne balık ekmeği herkez yapıo onu bişi sanıolar :D yanlız adam duygularını hiç gizlemio süper biz olsak yemek yerken başkası bakıo die büklüm büklüm oluruz şekilden şekile gireriz.
Sf Ullah (12 days ago)
Yeme lan bizi bildigin ingilizce konusabilen turksun
Real Of (12 days ago)
8:49 daki hizli ve cilgin deilmi la
Syed Zada (12 days ago)
Love turkish from.PAkistan ❤❤
Adrian Sacota (14 days ago)
Esti foarte urat coaie... ma jur! :)))
The Proud Sun Bro. (15 days ago)
what I love most about this guy is that he respects the people and cultures of the places he visits.
Shuja Uddin (15 days ago)
Love for tukrish brothers and sisters.form Pakistan🇵🇰
metin kabak (16 days ago)
about suleymaniye cami (kulliyesi ) you can make documanter ours end ours .......zahtar is 10 different mixed herb...you drink you tea 2our 30 min later than de eating
ENES ACAR (16 days ago)
8:50 deki mavili tişörtü çocuk youtube: hızlı ve çılgın
shinedarkangel (19 days ago)
Oh mark. Wow. Your love of food is awesome. Every bite of food to u is such a new experience and your description is such that I could taste every bite. U make me want to travel to every place you've been. Thank u for doing it instead. 👍👍👍👍 keep going forever!
Maria Gök (21 days ago)
Put the parsley, lettuce, & onion on the lahmacun, then roll & eat, & pide is Turkish pizza.😋
MyNegativeCreep (21 days ago)
Turkish sausage = Sucuk
razia hossain (22 days ago)
Everytime he puts something in his mouth, he makes the same face and says Oh wow!! Hate it
DEBORAH FURUNO (22 days ago)
Minha nova paixão. Adoro aprender. Principalmente coisas fora da Psiquiatria. Bom aprender !!!!
ألبير كامو (23 days ago)
Love from syria
Jay Bourne (26 days ago)
I'm jealous of you ;) afiyet olsun!
Jo Azaredo (26 days ago)
👍👍👍. Gives me an insight to my trip to Turkey some months later. You get a lot of the same stuff in Dubai, however this is the genuine Turkish Kebab
Shawn Williams (26 days ago)
No cherries in Thailand that is wild. Sneak a few seeds in your sock when you go back home and plant a few trees.
Alev B. (27 days ago)
Why am I doing this to me... watching this video at midnight. 😩
Cevair Zufer (1 month ago)
Nice but just for info lahmacun ain't turkish food it was practically not known 30 years ago. It came from southeast. I don't know the history of it, if it is genuine or just a copy of pizza. It is just like pizza but thinner Doug and no cheese.
Toshiharu Kobayashi (1 month ago)
Mark😁 the best breakfast I've ever had in my life was in a small village near Marmaris (south of Turkey), we chose to sit outside the restaurant below a huge tree with some morning dew drops 😁the village was surrounded by mountains & it was a breakfast turned a brunch!!🤗🤗
Lujain Beauty blog (1 month ago)
PC Principal (1 month ago)
I just ate some food and this video made me hungry again.
Hristiyan Komünist (1 month ago)
ya mark iyi güzel video yapmışsında neden arap müziği koyuyon
Darab Qureshi (1 month ago)
i went to Turkey in 2013 the food was horrible
Mandy Stoole (1 month ago)
When he was eating the cocorec I couldn't figure out why he guy was watching him so much.....it's a poster😂
Umer Khan (1 month ago)
Pakistani food is best
Yeng Flores (1 month ago)
you guys are awesome! i feel like im travelling the world with you, i especially love ying!
Ron Bartlett (1 month ago)
I hope you got "take-away" at your last stop !!! Hello from Ponce Inlet, Florida U.S.A. :)
Snowyy (1 month ago)
you have a big eyes
Tip Tespiti (1 month ago)
Ulan adam o kadar yoldan gelmiș menemen yemek için oturmuș adama su bardağında çay içiriyonuz amk
Macy Sullen (1 month ago)
i love turkey food...omg its amazing!
lost dream (1 month ago)
My dream is to visit Turkey one day I’m a huge fan of there drama and food and people
Why Not (1 month ago)
Reis bi türk istanbulu gezse senin kadar iyi anlatamazdı 😄
The_Destroyer 11 (1 month ago)
Damn, let your wife eat.
Qasim Abid (1 month ago)
After seeing theses Turkish videos i just love Turkish food
md jahid (1 month ago)
With Ayesha Dima SEALED
Laka Zaka (1 month ago)
Onat Tufan (1 month ago)
Turkiye 🇹🇷❣
Bajjaad (1 month ago)
love turkey from Pakistan <3
Nadim N (1 month ago)
Mark, when are you gonna visit Iran? They are very welcoming and the food is just the best in middle East.
Ahmet Mukavim (1 month ago)
Adam zevkden 4 kose olur agzina yemek girince
Shekhar Patil (1 month ago)
Hi Mark... Your videos make me feel hungry....Turkish meat..😘😘
Daim Hossain (1 month ago)
you need to stop giving fake review and expression,..your face look like a dumbass when every time you show your expressions.
ElGimpo87 (1 month ago)
kann die dauerlachende fresse nicht sehen -.-
2 1 (1 month ago)
Love Turkey, the people and country are great and thats why the food is great
Travelholic Gul (1 month ago)
I like Turkish food specially  Lahma bi-'ajin.
Hassan Hamidir (1 month ago)
acıktım lan :D Mark your face as eating each sort of foods attracts the whole enthusiasm loved it indeed.
him mmm (1 month ago)
Her yemeğin usulüne göre yemesi çok hoş
QuiveringNow (1 month ago)
I wonder what it's like to be so happy. This guy must have lived a pretty good life growing up.
Adem Tas (1 month ago)
Wow, I've never seen any YouTuber who enjoys the local food with a big smile on face! Watching both of you wondering around in Istanbul was literally a therapy for me. Your genuine sincerity makes me very happy and I'm glad you had such a great vacation there.
jefry zain (1 month ago)
love Turkey from Malaysia..
Gizem Ainigma (1 month ago)
Adama japon dediler ya sshjshsj
Julio Romero (1 month ago)
There is a Mexican dish called "Huevos a la Mexicana" and it literally has the same exact same ingredients.  The only difference is that "Huevos a la Mexicana" is a dish that is served well done and with corn tortillas, not bread.  I was pretty surprised to see that both Turkey and Mexico share a breakfast dish, and that both countries offer it as one of the most traditional and preferred breakfast dishes in their countries.  But keeping in mind that Europe and Asia caused a great impact in Mexico with the great flows of European and Asian immigration into Mexico during the years of the country's formation, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.  I think that this video can be a good reminder to us Mexicans about the importance of remembering and paying tribute to our European and Asian ancestry.  Because even though we are taught to mostly pay tribute to our indigenous culture since we are young, we must not forget that at one point European and Asian culture and gastronomy had a great impact in Mexico.  Thank you for sharing this video.  I truly enjoyed it.
Hendra Führer (1 month ago)
those big portion of breakfast are for 3 persons in my country
Yaya J (1 month ago)
Do you ever get sick eating in so many different countries, my stomach would be so upset
emre (1 month ago)
menemenci neresi bilen varmı
YIKIK_BEY ayberkgulsen (1 month ago)
Bu adam yemekleri yerkenki mutlulugu
32ways (1 month ago)
Just booked a flight too,now I gotta call in sick 🤒
duygu arslan (1 month ago)
I really love your video and it makes me really happy, thank you so much. However, the music whis is playing back, It is not Turkish style, not from our culture. I know most of people around the world think this. But this is a common known wrong. We have sense of music from Asia to Europe and Mesopotamia. I appreciate the video.
duygu arslan (1 month ago)
Neden yabancılar bizim yemeklerimizi vs. beğenince bu kadar çok seviniyorum acaba. Bizim yemeklerimizi dünyaya sunsalar Mcdonals ve Burger King batar, aynı zaman Türk Kahvesi bir Starbucks'a meydan okuyabilir nitelikte. Zaten yemek ve içecek açısından zengin bir ülkede bu şirketlerin olması bile baştan bir saçmalık.
Nagihan Dayanç (1 month ago)
Amariganın oyunu işte
Özgür Karakuş (1 month ago)
Bu adamda bi acan tipi var
Özgür Karakuş (1 month ago)
Ne mutlu türkum diyne
Fok Balığı (1 month ago)
6:03 abi üzgünüm ama kameramanla evleneceksin smslsmsksk
Ahmet FARUK Avci (1 month ago)
La menemen olmamış.
Menderes Çolak (1 month ago)
İngilizce konuşarak ülkeyi geziyor, bunu Tokat manyağı etmişlerdir....
Tekno MEN (1 month ago)
1:37 olm o bakış neydi lan :D adam cennete düştü sanki
Merve O (1 month ago)
For the next time you can order mini version of the food 😊 nice video
La bunları ben yemedim adam bir günde yedi

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