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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    • Spencer Billingsley
      Spencer Billingsley  2 months back

      I love your videos Watch them all the time

    • Thug Life
      Thug Life  2 months back

      This is a good episode id love to me u one day u are one sound guy and funny

    • t fanning
      t fanning  2 months back

      Amazing video. Informative and highly intriguing information! Thanks for sharing

    • deee327ify
      deee327ify  3 months back

      Guys you have so many subscribers please invest less than 1 or 2 hours per video to clear up the subtitles...

    • fawad ahmadi
      fawad ahmadi  4 months back

      I hope you will travel Afghanistan and show Afghani food and Afghan hospitality.

  • Slavik Punic
    Slavik Punic  18 hours back

    I’m having a foodgasam

    • Poseidon99Jeus
      Poseidon99Jeus  2 days back

      Pakistan isn't part of "TANs"

      • Elisa Goldman
        Elisa Goldman  2 days back

        You won’t find it at Walmart...Maybe at Target. 😆

        • Rosalee Rich
          Rosalee Rich  2 days back

          Greetings from Texas 🇺🇸! I'm so proud of you, Sonny. You certainly have matured self control! If I only had 1/2 that!

          • wajeeha kashif
            wajeeha kashif  5 days back

            Why don't you visit our pakistan?

            • James
              James  6 days back

              Man that is alot of stans 😂

              • Mohammed ismail
                Mohammed ismail  7 days back

                You know the pot is huge when the gravity is taken into consideration

                • dado b
                  dado b  7 days back

                  wow, awesome country, great food and beautiful people, how can you go wrong with Uzbekistan, greetings from Canada, I will try to come for a visit

                  • Firdavs Akhmedov
                    Firdavs Akhmedov  1 weeks back


                    • dewaana
                      dewaana  1 weeks back

                      @best ever food review show you should go to afghanistan ;) my home land

                      • Michał L.
                        Michał L.  1 weeks back

                        2:16 they grillin' on fucking furniture

                        • John Henry
                          John Henry  1 weeks back

                          yo what is the ending song called its bomb

                          • zubair tariq
                            zubair tariq  1 weeks back

                            Asian countries main banai Jane Wali sub see zida Uzbekistan see recipes aay han

                            • Thoi Kamei
                              Thoi Kamei  1 weeks back

                              This video is just beautiful! I'm glad I got to see it. Someday I'll visit Uzbekistan! 🤗

                              • Ryan Manglona
                                Ryan Manglona  2 weeks back

                                Did anyone else think the yellow carrots were French fries ???

                                • YoureTrashKid LOL
                                  YoureTrashKid LOL  2 weeks back

                                  Wheres Pakistan?😄

                                  • marina nozdey
                                    marina nozdey  2 weeks back

                                    Horse meat is haram don't eat 🍖🐎 you are not Muslims if you don't know halal food 😣😣😓🐷🐴🐀🐗

                                    • Jeff Pittman
                                      Jeff Pittman  2 weeks back

                                      Bakruz is a great guy!

                                      • Tony Horvath
                                        Tony Horvath  2 weeks back

                                        Best catfish you ever had... you've obviously never been down south for a southern-style catfish dinner...🤤

                                        • Cendel Paguio
                                          Cendel Paguio  2 weeks back

                                          Just want to join you sir!

                                          • David Mejia
                                            David Mejia  2 weeks back

                                            @Gordon Ramsey pull up 😂

                                            • Gamerchubby pictures
                                              Gamerchubby pictures  2 weeks back

                                              Man. That looks good.

                                              • Ali Nur
                                                Ali Nur  2 weeks back

                                                This is the kind of food what I am born to taste!

                                                • Ghost_35 Rider
                                                  Ghost_35 Rider  2 weeks back

                                                  Look delish!

                                                  • Zooted Off Pills
                                                    Zooted Off Pills  2 weeks back

                                                    I see you with that red flag blood

                                                    • Md Imtiyaz
                                                      Md Imtiyaz  3 weeks back

                                                      GO TO AJMER(INDIA) - AND SEE WHAT IS CALLED BIG PAN.. 🙄🙄🙄🙄

                                                      • BangBoy
                                                        BangBoy  3 weeks back

                                                        Dear SS, Asia is Treasure trove of Food... Enjoy your Gastronomical Journey...!

                                                        • Kudrat Samigdjanov
                                                          Kudrat Samigdjanov  3 weeks back

                                                          🇺🇿 let's go my home country

                                                          • Sara Kelley
                                                            Sara Kelley  3 weeks back

                                                            Man, you have me convinced. I loved this series of videos, and I have added Uzbekistan to my list of places I'd like to go

                                                            • segads
                                                              segads  3 weeks back

                                                              You need to have some people puting subtitles to your videos, spanish subs would be great for people that don't speak English

                                                              • segads
                                                                segads  3 weeks back

                                                                It works pal, thinking seriously about going to one of of those crazy places, Uzbekistan, Pakistan. Any of those places people are really raally nice, and the food looks absolutely delicious

                                                                • No Furries Allowed
                                                                  No Furries Allowed  3 weeks back

                                                                  Yes, plov, the classic gopnik Slav dish for broke college Slav students

                                                                  • devashis shrestha
                                                                    devashis shrestha  3 weeks back

                                                                    Rather than getting in a fight about it's origin i'll just eat some dumplings😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                    • lucas blake
                                                                      lucas blake  3 weeks back

                                                                      “I keep thinking about that big skillet”
                                                                      -Prince derek 1350 ad

                                                                      • Totally Awesome
                                                                        Totally Awesome  3 weeks back

                                                                        I just realized theres alot of "stan" countries. But he forgot to mention "Stan" Lee

                                                                        • Amit Raturi
                                                                          Amit Raturi  3 weeks back

                                                                          Shitty Islamic jihadi terrorist people all around the world.

                                                                          • Amit Raturi
                                                                            Amit Raturi  3 weeks back

                                                                            There's a pork breakfast in my area n the is bigger than this, u know what u r taught , explore something that people doesn't know.

                                                                            • Amit Raturi
                                                                              Amit Raturi  3 weeks back

                                                                              Show me some pork cooking brooooo !!!!

                                                                              • Ubaid Ullah
                                                                                Ubaid Ullah  3 weeks back

                                                                                I love Pakistan

                                                                                • Aaron R
                                                                                  Aaron R  3 weeks back

                                                                                  You guys crack me up 😂🙏🏼

                                                                                  • Ft Lauderdale Florida
                                                                                    Ft Lauderdale Florida  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I do not know what I would eat if I go to this country as I do not eat meat. The rice and raisins would be nice 👍🏼

                                                                                    • Zacky Mohmand
                                                                                      Zacky Mohmand  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I need some breakfast, lunch, second lunch, dinner, and midnight snack plov. And some doogh in between.

                                                                                      • Me Me
                                                                                        Me Me  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Way to oily 👀

                                                                                        • Tom H
                                                                                          Tom H  4 weeks back

                                                                                          hardcore plov is the best food i have ever eaten

                                                                                          • dennis prod
                                                                                            dennis prod  4 weeks back

                                                                                            i am impresed of uzbek cousin,sems real authentic with quality first materials!Greetings from Greece!Our food is pretty awsome too!

                                                                                            • Arcana
                                                                                              Arcana  4 weeks back

                                                                                              He likes the word gravity

                                                                                              • Great Critic
                                                                                                Great Critic  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Uzbekistan is like an european country but it’s in Asia!!!!