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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Juan in a million...

(This is not a prison)
Tortilla chips and hot sauce
"DON JUAN" - El Taco Grande ($3.80!)
Potato, egg, bacon and cheese with hot corn tortillas

LOCATION: Juan In A Million, Austin, Texas
DRINK: Coca Cola and coffee
WE THINK: When in Texas, eat like the Texans. Start your day with a healthy serving of chips and hot sauce, followed by a gigantic portion of potato-egg-bacon-cheese-tortillas (we guess around 9 eggs). And pay $3.80. Definitely alright!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Real Texan burger

Maybe next time we'll try the chicken fried steak sandwich...
The flag shows that we're in Texas

Onion rings, fries, jalapeno burger (marked 'JB') and cheese burger
Signature bun with poppy seeds. 
Jalapeno burger

LOCATION: Miller's Cafe (Clear Lake branch), Houston, Texas
CATEGORY: Burgers, fast food
DRINK: Free refill Pepsi
WE THINK: Big and beautiful, like Texas. The burger was delicious and juicy and we loved the addition of jalapenos. No disappointments here.  

The hunt for the perfect kebab...(the Copenhagen run)

The hunt: We love kebabs and are self-proclaimed connoisseurs when it comes to the 'döner' variation. Of all the non-Middle Eastern cities we have sampled döner kebabs in, Copenhagen has proved to be quite the dark horse, boasting a mind-boggling number of truly excellent kebab shops per capita. The 3 shops shortlisted for this instalment of 'the hunt for the perfect kebab' are by no means the only good ones in Denmark, though there's no two ways about the winner - it's simply the best. 

In third place...

There's no time like 11.20 pm to have your kebab
5 stars!
It's pretty here
It's the one on the left (chicken on the right)

LOCATION: Sofra, Noerrebrogade 98, Copenhagen, Denmark
WE THINK: Of the 3 kebabs shortlisted for this run, Sofra's came in third. The meat was tasty but not as good as the other 2. Salad mix was a bit bland. Chilli sauce decent but could be spicier. second place...
Also 5 stars!
It's the one on the right (chicken on the left)

LOCATION: Konya Kebab, Istedgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
WE THINK: We like the meat at Konya, as well as the addition of sumak and Italian parsley to the salad mix which, however, could do with a bit more chopping. Chilli sauce and garlic dressing both tasty.

...and the WINNER!!!

Stainless steel table for atmosphere

This guy cracks painful, unfunny jokes... but it's a small price to pay for a piece of heaven
Chilli from the bowl is a must
With and without homemade chilli dressing (chilli from the bowl not yet applied)
LOCATION: "Kebaben i Holmegaardscentret", aka "Kokkedal-kebaben", Højengen 8, Kokkedal, Denmark (30 minutes North of Copenhagen)
WE THINK: This is without a doubt the best kebab shop (and, we are told, the oldest) in Denmark. The meat is excellent (secret is that it is left to drain for a few minutes after being shaved off the döner, making it less fatty and giving it a nice texture), the homemade chilli dressing and the "chilli oil from the bowl" are truly special and the pita bread is heated so it is ever-so-slightly crispy on the outside whilst still soft and warm on the inside. The addition of cucumbers (deemed too expensive at the majority of Danish kebab shops) makes for perfection. We love you, Kokkedal-kebab!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Eating VODKA in Moscow...

The initial Bottle of Vodka

Pickled herring with potatoes, onion and... vodka

Salmon roe, sour cream and pancakes

Yummy pork filled dumplings with a delicate dill and butter sauce

Fish balls with coarse mash and pickles

LOCATION: Mari Vanna, Moscow Russia
WE THINK: Ordering plenty of variety and sample the classic russian delicacies was kinda successful but can't remember most of the evening due to the many bottles of VODKA! The myth about Russians and their VODKA is true... also the one about their food...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pizza in a Copenhagen piazza

Pancetta – potatoes – roasted pine nuts – mascarpone – pesto – rocket 
Salsiccia Napoli picante – aubergine – chilli – garlic
LOCATION: Trattoria Fiat, Kongens Nytorv 18, Copenhagen, Denmark
DRINK: San Pellegrino
WE THINK:  Very tasty and, considering the location, relatively inexpensive pizzas (however think twice before answering 'sparkling' when asked about your water preference - 1 litre of San Pellegrino will set you back 60 kroners (ca. £7)).