Istanbul | Spot-on: The making of “lahmacun” by Borsam Tasfirin, Kadıköy

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Locals of Kadıköy must have tried the “lahmacun”s at Borsam Taşfırın at least once. They’re thin, crispy and oh so tasty. And that’s pretty much all they make: lahmacun.

Also known as “Turkish pizza” to many (and that’s a whole other point of discussion but) lahmacun is one of the tastiest, fastest, most budget friendly street foods you can try while you’re in town.

Not sure how to pronounce it? “Lakh-mau-djunn” should be pretty accurate.

You’ll find lahmacun pretty much anywhere in Turkey, especially in kebab restaurants. The Turkish people will eat it as a starter or as a whole meal in itself.

It’s usually served with onions, greens and some lemon (to juice) and eaten as a roll, like a burrito.

So we went ahead an shot you the “making of” a lahmacun, by a local restaurant that offers nothing but lahmacun and pide: Borsam Taşfırın. There’s a brick-oven, only a few seats and it’s literally a fast-food joint to eat while you’re on the go. So enjoy!


Borsam Taşfırın

Address: Serasker Sok. No:78 Kadıköy, Istanbul.

Phone: +90 (0216) 349 43 23

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Video by: Şeref Çınar Özenç – follow my vlogs on Youtube!