Posted: Jul 16, 2008 10:40 am
jesus. i can't tell you what i cooked--it's like cardboard in comparison! but honestly, it wasn't bad. bio tortellini and then i made a fresh sauce of long green onions, tomatoes on the stem (that smell like tomatoes, if you know what i mean), and this really weird and beautiful green plant that looks like a succulent herb. i don't know what it is, but it's so cool looking and all the turkish women were buying it, so i gave it a try.
ok, food here is cheap--grocery products and marketplace products. for instance, 6 massive tomatoes on a stem cost me 1.30 tonight. 1.30! at home i would have never picked them up off the stand because i would have known they'd cost me close to 10. you cannot find cilantro (i did ONCE) and so mexican does not exist here, which is a major bummer for me. harry would never survive.
they don't really do steaks and burgers, either, which is a bummer for me. i love that shit.
i eat a LOT of vietnamese--there are a lot of asians here--but i did that in new york, so that's not new.
i eat all the time at this bavarian place. it's is so fattening. oh my god. i get turkey schnitzel because i can't figure out what anything else is and i'm afraid of ordering blood. but the best part--and the reason i keep going back besides the house red wine--is this native bavarian side dish called knodel. it's different breads all mashed together and then pan fried in butter. all the different breads combined make it look like a calico. it's damn good. and to show you cheap: that meal with one glass of wine and a salad with various lettuces (including endive and arugula) and sprouts, is 9.90. no lie. nine euros 90.
and i know the economy in the world is terrible and so i hate to mention this all here, knowing that some of you aren't doing so well. please forgive me. for the most part, though, i ate like shit in nyc for 15 years, and so this is my brief respite.