Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2014, 01:56 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Marita40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 1,118
European coffee--esp. Italian and German. No matter if you can buy the brand here and make it correctly, it still never tastes quite the same.
__________________

__________________
Marita40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-28-2014, 04:22 PM   #22
Moderator
MBAustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,152
Reading the later posts reminds me of two unique meals in Spain - teeny tiny grilled snails (so small you needed to eat 50+ for a meal) and grilled spring onions (calcots). Mmmmmm
__________________

__________________
"One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute." William Feather
----------------------------------
ER'd Oct. 2010 at 53. Life is good.
MBAustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
nash031's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coronado
Posts: 1,486
Kokoda in Fiji: cold coconut cream-based white fish soup with "pico"-type tomato salsa. Serve with garlic bread. Ate it every... single... day we were there.
__________________
nash031 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 05:14 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Too many things to list. There's good food everywhere we've ever gone. A few favorites are Lebanese pastries, chipirones (squid in it's own ink) and tequeños (cheese inside dough, fried in oil).
I first had a similar dish, only octupus, as pulpo en su tinta in Mexico City in 1964. I had been farther south, and was basically starving for enough protein. I met a woman friend in Mexico City who was similarly hungry. We were about to go home from having such fiery food and neither of us expected to survive. We walked past a nice looking white tablecloth French restaurant and just went in. "Por favor, pulpo en su inta para los dos!" Then a reorder. Then we topped it off with broiled corvine fillets. Finally, no longer dying of hunger. The waiters were practically doubled over, a young couple who didn't weight 230 together putting away food like that. I still remember it. Excellent food, excellent service, lovely surroundings, and the sauce of hunger.

I would not like to try to duplicate this, here or in Mexico or Spain. For me, good memories are better left as is.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #25
Moderator
rodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 8,809
cous-cous con pesce.
We make it - but I've never seen it in a restaurant outside of western Sicily. We had to learn how to make it because we craved it and it's cheaper to learn how to make it than to travel to Sicily every time we had a craving.
__________________
rodi is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #26
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 117
Ginja from Portugal!

Impossible to find in the states, other than New Jersey. We happen to be going to New York this week and intend on making a pilgrimage to New jersey for a bottle of Ginja!
__________________
SoReady is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 08:36 PM   #27
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by nash031 View Post
Kokoda in Fiji: cold coconut cream-based white fish soup with "pico"-type tomato salsa. Serve with garlic bread. Ate it every... single... day we were there.
Wow - you even spelled it correctly! I always wondered whether I could just add some high quality coconut milk to ceviche. Otherwise they are almost identical.

I make do with eating ceviche often.......
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 08:38 PM   #28
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 16,465
I adore Ethiopian food. We got hooked on it in Austin when we frequented a wonderful restaurant for many years. They eventually closed, and then we moved, and I have craved it ever since.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2014, 09:28 PM   #29
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
I have not heard of ginja or ginjinha, so looked it up. There's a recipe to make it on the Web, but where does one get sour cherry?

Ginjinha; or, Portuguese Sour Cherry Liqueur | Twice Cooked - Cooking, Eating, Politics

When we visited Sorrento, I brought back a bottle of Limoncello, but it did not taste as good as when we were there. And then, for a while Costco carried it.

Recently, one of our nieces and one of our nephews independently learned to make it (they have not been to Sorrento) and each gave me a bottle. It was not bad.
__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 01:54 AM   #30
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
I have just one thing to say -

__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 08:17 AM   #31
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
Again, the Web comes to the rescue. If one wants his Spotted Dick badly enough, he can always make it himself. This recipe is from the BBC, no less. And look at the spots in the following photo.

Spotted Dick | BBC Good Food

__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 08:27 AM   #32
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 271
One of my most memorable foods was duck tongue in China. If I could find it here, I would buy it and force my worst enemy to eat it. It is the closest thing to chewy mud I have ever had.

Nobody ever said that memorable had to be good.
__________________
sanfanciscotreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 08:50 AM   #33
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,129
That looks good NW-Bound. I was a little less creative, choosing to cover my tinned spotted dick with packaged hot Bird's custard. Still good though - and making me hungry just thinking about it.
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 08:54 AM   #34
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
I have eaten snails and other delicacies, but stinky tofu and duck tongue do not turn me on, and I would not even try.

PS. I have had "sea cucumber", and did not like it cooked. So, I do not think I would like it raw and still wriggling. Generally, I do not like to see my food moving or wriggling, except for Jello.
__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #35
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
NW-Bound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19,403
Ah, the joy of dining when on travel in foreign lands. Come to think of it, any half-competent cook can make most dishes, except when exotic ingredients are called for. But a Salade Niçoise ordered at a beach-front restaurant in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais somehow was much more enjoyable than one I can make at home. Or grilled squid eaten one afternoon at a beach restaurant in Positano, after we hiked down from the highway. That's how memories were made. Thinking about them brings tears to my eyes.
__________________
"Old age is the most unexpected of all things that can happen to a man" -- Leon Trotsky
NW-Bound is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 09:37 AM   #36
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 609
From my prior military days, I have fond memories of Turkish Chicken Tava and Shawarma from Saudi Arabia. You can find Shawarma in the states, but never found one as good as the ones in Saudi. Maybe cause they are too overloaded here. You know, bigger is better theory.

As far as treats go. I do miss bonbons that I would pick up during frequent trips to the UK.
__________________
NanoSour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 10:50 AM   #37
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by NanoSour View Post
From my prior military days, I have fond memories of Turkish Chicken Tava and Shawarma from Saudi Arabia.
There are a couple student type places in the Seattle University District that serve shawarma. I really like it,, the best place has been on the Ave for years and has been run by a large Palestinian family since the beginning.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 11:03 AM   #38
Recycles dryer sheets
mn54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: mpls, mn
Posts: 440
Quote:
Originally Posted by bltkmt View Post
I am pretty sure you can get this online from many places in the US...even Amazon.
Yes. I ordered it online. But it is imported from costa rica. I haven't found any stores that carry it.
__________________
mn54 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 11:29 AM   #39
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
nun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,836
Good black pudding. I have to manage with the frozen stuff form an Irish Market a few miles away.
__________________
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Current AA: 65% Equity Funds / 20% Bonds / 7% Stable Value /3% Cash / 5% TIAA Traditional
Retired Mar 2014 at age 52, target WR: 0.0%,
Income from pension and rent
nun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 02:15 PM   #40
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
I'm not too adventurous when it comes to food. I nearly starved in Japan. Not to say we didn't find several excellent restaurants after w*rk, but the food at the company cafeteria reminded me of catfish bait. I ate a lot of ice cream for lunch, and beef curry on the days it was available...

One place had enoki/oyster mushrooms wrapped in bacon with asparagus that was awesome. We visited a hot pot place several times for shabu shabu. Also ate a pizza in a German restaurant.

Of course, I've eaten squirrel, rabbit, turtle, frog legs, deer, elk, and javelina, some or all of which might be considered "adventurous"...
__________________

__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eti karam gurme turkey


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly Midpack FIRE and Money 6 05-06-2014 07:57 AM
Big-Name Investors Get Long, Get Loud and Get Richer timo2 Stock Picking and Market Strategy 2 08-16-2013 09:02 AM
What is your most memorable food experience Nobulife Other topics 56 08-25-2011 01:24 PM
Memorable Experience REWahoo Other topics 3 09-19-2006 10:40 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.