Thursday, October 26, 2017

Eating the Globe: Uzbekistan

A few thoughts.

This is plov, possibly the most Silk Roady dish there is. The English spelling pilaf is from the Greek word pilafi, which is from the Turkish word pilav, which is from the Persian word polow, which is from the Hindi word pulao, which is from the Sanskrit word pulaka (ball of rice).

I had this dish for lunch at a Mongolian sushi place that also served Russian fare. It's as sketchy as it sounds. The flavor was uneven and it was oily and dry at the same time. I really need to go to New York for some decent Central Asian grub.

If all goes according to plan, I will have Croatian for lunch next Monday.

And here is presidential candidate Herman Cain (R) on Uzbekistan.

Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tunisia, Zimbabwe
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

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