“How do you get rid of the taste of whale?” is totally going to be a chapter in my book. In Sapporo, the answer was chocolate sandwich.
For Moscow, Russia, I’m…not sure I have a sufficient response. I’ll be back in two weeks though, for a brief but likely frigid visit, to vet more choices. Until then, let’s take a look at my food and drink for one particular Muscovite breakfast:
One good thing about this pairing is that I didn’t need to understand Russian to
enjoy know what was inside Pandora’s box. Judging by the poppy seed pastry on the left, I’d say it was…poppy seed pastry. On the right, a cucumber and dill milkshake?
Ehh, not quite. The Russian word TAH (tahn) stems from the Armenian word Թան, which is pronounced much the same. The beverage contains a seemingly too simple mix of yoghurt/yogurt and water, though salt is often thrown in just to give the kidneys a jolt. It’s a summery drink, and the salt helps replace minerals lost from perspiration.
Cheap eats, courtesy of useful graphics and a bizarrely untamed palate.