Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - [Narrator] For my next bite, I'll take some of this bread break off a piece of a kebab and then I'm gonna add in some of these onions and sumac. This is one of those pieces of meat that deserves a moment of silence. (pop music) Good morning everyone it's Marc Wiens with migrationology.com in Istanbul, Turkey. Good morning Ying. - Good morning. - It is a beautiful day outside. The buses are running. The streets are not deserted. It is still pretty quiet. But it is a completely different scenario from 24 hours ago. So we're gonna make a move and go have breakfast. Do you want it over? - Yeah. - [Marc] Okay, thank you. We are on our way to a (mumbling) to a breakfast restaurant. (pop music) Okay. That was a very short ride, about five minutes and we got dropped off in (mumbling). This is an amazing little neighborhood area with narrow lanes, lots and lots of restaurants and cafes. And, we were here the other day in the evening, and it was busy and packed. This morning it is quiet and peaceful. I'm so glad we decided to come out for breakfast today. I did not want to leave Istanbul without having another Turkish breakfast, and today is our last full day here tomorrow we leave in the middle of the day. I want to give a shout out to Tuba from both fruityhub.tv, and also IstanbulFood.com. She recommended this place for breakfast, so I'm really glad that we had a chance to come here and that they are open this morning. And I just ordered another Turkish breakfast. Okay, thank you. Whoa, that's a huge dog. The other day when I had Turkish breakfast, I ordered the (foreign language), which is the scrambled eggs. But today I went for more of the fried egg version. And I saw braised beef on the menu and I couldn't resist. It came to our table and it was just sizzling away. You could see the butter and the fat boiling and bubbling over. And the whole egg was kind of like pulsating and it almost looked like a heartbeat. And then there's some braised beef on top. And then there's a sprinkle of, I think, chili flakes and maybe zatar, or some kind of herb sprinkled on top. And, that looks like a wonderful egg dish. Break off a piece and I want to dig right into the middle where that, where all that spice is. Ohhh, yes. Oh, and I love how the egg is just cooked like half way cooked, so it remains raw. And almost like gravy-ish. Okay. Beef, oh look at that wonderfulness. Oh yeah. Wow, that's good. I think there's some cheese in there, is there cheese in there too? That's like melty eggs. Like, half liquid and half cooked. And then it's salty, the beef is really tender. And you've got that hint of like a an herb, I think thyme flavor. I think I may have been mistaken on my first bite, I don't think there's actually cheese in there but I think that cheese flavor might almost come from the yolk and the butter. That is so wonderfully good, mixed within this egg dish. One more bite before I proceed onwards. That is a, a hearty egg dish. And this is another very common thing that you'll find for Turkish breakfast, it is clotted cream with honey on top. And, so you kind of get a combination of both. Wow. Yeah. That is quite a contrast from the salty eggs. But that sweet honey and then just that really it's almost like whipped cream, but just condensed into a buttery consistency. This one is the white cheese. And I think I'll eat that with an olive. Mmm. Just a sensational trio. - [Ying] What's that? - Is that a cat? - [Ying] Yeah. - That just licked my leg. - [Ying] (mumbling) - Where did it go? As I was taking that sip a tea a cat just came up and licked my jeans, I think. (laughs) And then it disappeared. I have a slice of tomato. Oh, and I think there's a little bit of olive oil down here. Mmm. Tomatoes are so good in Turkey. I'm gonna add this chili to the eggs, put that in there. Break off a nice piece of bread. And I'm gonna make this bite count. I'm gonna make it a nice and big bite. Ohh, this egg dish is just impressively good though. Ohhh, look at that. Okay. (laughs) There's like half an egg yolk in here. Chilies, and braised beef. One more thing to add to this bite before I take it. Gotta hit that with some pepper. Oh yes. And I may as well pepper my whole eggs while I'm at it. That is amazing. That was another amazing Turkish breakfast. And this is the type of ambiance and the hip place that you just, you don't even want to move after you eat. You just want to sit here and relax and enjoy the ambiance, the street, the other cafes around. This is an awesome, awesome place. (pop music) Beşiktaş is such a cool neighborhood. I'm loving just walking around the narrow streets. There's so many restaurants and cafes. There are markets. There's street food. Great places to just sit and hang out., or to people watch. (pop music) (foreign language) - [Marc] Thank you. We're on our way walking to the Bosphorus and we're gonna take the boat. But I decided to get a quick simit. This is something you will see everywhere walking around Istanbul. This is one of the most popular snacks on the go, or light meals. It's available throughout the day. It's kind of similar, in appearance, to a bagel. It is a circular shaped piece of bread. And this one is topped with sesame seeds, and yeah, literally everywhere you go in Istanbul you will see carts set up selling simit. Yeah. It's just plain but the, what I like about it is the sesame seeds. The sesame seeds give it that extra flavor and touch. The texture is a little bit chewy. And, a little bit dry. (pop music) We made it to Beşiktaş Pier and we're gonna take the boat across the Bosphorus to Istanbul today. (pop music) Thank you. (pop music) Istanbul is the only city in the world that is divided between two continents. Or, can I say, straddled between two continents with the Bosphorus Strait. And so we've been on the European side for our entire trip so far. And yesterday, I had planned to go and spend the entire day on the Asian side of Istanbul. When things didn't turn out quite so planned. But that is okay. This morning we are on the boat now and we are heading to Asia. Across the Bosphorus Strait. We're on a boat that's gonna take us to (foreign language). (pop music) Welcome to the Asian side of Istanbul. And we are gonna walk around this area. It was exactly one week ago today that we were in Mumbai, and we took that ferry to the island. This was a completely different ferry experience from in India. Both amazing. I will link that video below if you haven't already seen it. Ahhh. This is a very nice and very peaceful neighborhood. We are now walking down the street and on our way to Kadikoy Market. (world music) Oh Ying, this is what I want to eat, this fish here. We made it to Kadikoy Market. And we are in the fresh market section. It's a little bit quiet today, because it's Sunday and I read that some shops don't open. But it's still a wonderful market, an open air market. Lots and lots of colorful vegetables and fruits. There are lots of olives and fish. The fresh fish. Oh, look at all this produce and these wonderful fruits. Look at all those cherries. And then if you walk a little bit up the hill a little bit, you come to lots and lots of clothes shops and cafes, and restaurants. Can I have one kilo? - [Man] Okay. - [Marc] Of cherries. - [Man] (mumbling) - [Marc] Thank you. Ying and I have been loving the cherries so far since being in Istanbul. Just the other day we bought a kilo of cherries which we finished. So we saw the cherries here and had to get another kilo of them. Look at these beauties. Mmm. They're so juicy. And so plump. Hello, thank you. There's so many different types of pickles in here and many different chili pastes, as well, and olives. - Pickle juice? - [Marc] Yeah, pickle juice. Yes, okay. I think just one. - One. - [Marc] Yeah. Thank you. I saw this in a TV show about Istanbul. Drinking pickle juice. And so I was just walking through this market I saw this pickle shop. I came inside and asked him for some pickle juice. And he just gave me a cup of pickle juice. Oh, wow. Yeah, that is straight up pickle juice. That is sour and salty. Hooo. That will wake you up in the morning.