Tag Archives: dessert

Walnut Milk (China)

This is a big one:  Walnut milk*…from China?  A dairy drink from East Asia worth mentioning?  The joke’s on me, it’s probably just powdered flavor spirit, ya know, MSG, a slew of sugar and walnut shavings that some factory worker … Continue reading

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Ekmek Kadayıfı (Turkey)

Looks nasty, no?  No, I’m not referring to the soiled tabletop.  Ekmek kadayıfı, today’s highlighted food, hails from Turkey, the land of things that don’t look right but taste good, and things that look wrong but taste good. First, let’s … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Don’t Need a Description. I Call Those Times Belgian Waffles.

Europe, you haven’t been a common guest around these parts.  Well, there’s always this place, still trudging along after all these years.  You see, I like to treat my readers to the unfortunate brainchildren of the world– olive and asparagus … Continue reading

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Walnut Sausage

Given Name: ჩურჩხელა (churchkhela) Alias: pestil cevizli sucuk Place(s) of Origin: Georgia (the one where many people can stay for nearly a year visa-free) Place Consumed: Ankara, Turkey Common Features: Grape must*, flour and nuts, and fruit juices wouldn’t hurt … Continue reading

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Ikinari Dango (Japan)

Given Name: いきなり団子 Alias:  Ikinari Dango*, Imokoi* Place(s) of Origin: Kumamoto, Japan Place Consumed: Kitakyushu, Japan Common Features: Glutinous rice, sweet potato, red beans Background: I get a kick out of wandering about the depachika* of Japan, collecting food samples, … Continue reading

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