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

  • Published on:  10/2/2016
  • ►Check out my Istanbul Travel Guide:►Subscribe to my videos:►Camera I use: 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 everything4:56 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!Music: and Thank You: This trip was made possible by Star Alliance ( 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: lens:*These are Amazon affiliate linksMY e-mail updates: MEDIA:Snapchat: @migrationologyInstagram: MY WIFE AND I:Donate:


  • lone volvo
    lone volvo a years ago+2914

    Turkish food is the best in the world i guess. i was in china, usa, russia, austria, germany, france, italy, south africa, australia , greece, canada, venezuela, japan, south korea, arabic countries and malta. The best food was in turkey. Turkish people are very gently. Turkey is the best country that ive seen in my life.. (caktirmayin beyler turizm patlamasi yasansin diye yaziyorum bunlari)

  • Mustafa Serhan Bedir
    Mustafa Serhan Bedir 4 months ago+119

    şu deve müziğini koymaktan vazgeçseler video koyarken.

  • Hasan Akkaya
    Hasan Akkaya 11 months ago+354

    Mark gibileri sürekli davet etmek, bedava tatil yaptırmak ve turizm elçisi gibi yapmak lazım.

  • Working out for Jesus
    Working out for Jesus 11 months ago+266

    Lived in Turkey for 4 months. China as well. Been around the world twice... by far, Turkey has the best food.

  • Cem Yildiz
    Cem Yildiz 6 months ago+217

    Not a good idea to to watch this at midnight when you are far from Turkey.

  • Mehmet Akif Yaman
    Mehmet Akif Yaman a years ago+518

    aferin gozlerin nasil da acildi bak, bol bol turk yemekleri ye kardesim biraz kilo al

  • syed zada syd
    syed zada syd 5 months ago+193

    Love turkish from.PAkistan ❤❤

  • John G
    John G 11 months ago+109

    I wanna move to turkey lol
    Respect from an Italian from Brooklyn NY

  • James Brogan
    James Brogan 11 months ago+170

    I spent time in Turkey and loved it. I'm a vegetarian and there's plenty of options. Great sites, food, people...

  • Mustafa soydan
    Mustafa soydan a years ago+250

    34 lira 11.34 dolar ediyormuş bu video çekildiğinde suan 5-6 dolar anca eder. 2 senede paramız yarı yarıya erimiş.

  • Batuhan Dede
    Batuhan Dede 2 years ago+802

    şu turistlere öldürcek gibi bakmaktan vazgeçin amk

  • David Grün
    David Grün 11 months ago+141

    the turkish food is really the best in the world !

  • Sometimes Someone
    Sometimes Someone 4 months ago+88

    Turkish food is delicious.People are so nice and hospitable . Love and respect from Pakistan 🇵🇰 ❤️🇹🇷

  • Platin Platin
    Platin Platin 7 months ago+49

    Bir ülke daha ne kadar güzel tanıtılabilir ki , teşekkürler ülkem adına 🙏

  • QuiveringNow
    QuiveringNow 6 months ago+57

    I wonder what it's like to be so happy. This guy must have lived a pretty good life growing up.

  • Tiger93
    Tiger93 2 years ago+1957

    I'm not joking I just booked a flight and a hotel because of this video

  • HoneyPeach Browniee
    HoneyPeach Browniee 21 days ago+15

    Istanbul has always been my dream destination.
    Planned to have my honeymoon there before we broke up.

  • decentnation
    decentnation 9 months ago+96

    Pakistan and Turkey friendship Zindabaad (Long live Pakistan Turkey friendship) 🇹🇷 ❤️ 🇵🇰 ❤️ 🇹🇷. Both countries also have best food in the world in addition to lovely and friendly people. When you are visiting Lahore or Istanbul, you are travelling in two bodies and one soul. Our history goes back for hundreds of years. I am a Pakistani Canadian, soon I will visit Turkey !

  • Berke Karadayı
    Berke Karadayı 9 months ago+113

    O kadar şey yedikten sonra akşamına lav sıçmıştır herhalde

  • Zubair Ahmed
    Zubair Ahmed 8 months ago+30

    Beautiful city Ma Sha Allah.. tons of love and respect from Pakistan!