Every Friday we post a Fethiye photo – a photo that shows a scene from anywhere in the general Fethiye area. So far, as with last week’s Çalış canal photo, the pictures have been of actual scenery – but today is a little bit different. We do have a photo…but we’re going foodie.
A couple of weeks ago, we did a post about one of our favourite kebab joints, Yengen Burger. They’ve just opened a second eatery, just on the edge of Paspatur, Fethiye’s old town, and we’ve found ourselves there a few times of late. On that post, we got a comment which asked if Yengen was just a name for the business or did it mean something else.
We knew a Yengen Burger was a type of Turkish sandwich but, when I read the comment, I realised I’d never tried one – until last week, that is. This is a Yengen Burger!
What is a Yengen Burger?
As far as this Fethiye version is concerned, a yengen burger is a Turkish street food snack that you shouldn’t consider if you are only a bit peckish! Make sure you are hungry, and even then, consider sharing with someone – although you might have a challenge on your hands in trying to cut it in half.
A large village bread bun is sliced through the middle and then packed with the following: slithers of fried salami (two types of), small chunks of fried sucuk, two fried eggs, melted kaşar cheese, slices of tomato and sliced, pickled gherkins (turşu). Jars of pickled chillies are always on the table for you to help yourself. I helped myself.
And the yengen burger verdict: Well, we love most foods and this is no exception. However, if I fancied eating one again, I’d make sure I was in the company of someone who wanted to share the load. This one is a monster!
Have you ever tried a Yengen Burger? What’s your verdict?