Monday, August 08, 2005


You come to a restaurant and one of the meals they will always offer is shashlik. I first thought it is a name for some kind of meat that is done some kind of way... but it seems it is anything done one kind of way :o). So you take anything: any type of meat - fish, veal, lamb, or any type of vegetable - here it usually means tomato, pepper and aubergine (baklazan)... and then you stuck the meat, veggies on a stick and put it to gril using coal. And that is shashlik (well, at least how I understood it :o)).


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Martina,
It is interesting to see all the information about this foreign place. Would you say in general, eating style there is healthy or not so much? Do you often go out somewhere to eat, or is possible to cook where you are staying?


12:18 AM, August 09, 2005  
Blogger Mart'a said...

I was told Azeri cuisine is very rich and tasteful, but oil seems to be a big part of it. A lot of food that I was eating here was dripping with oil. But of course you can have fish or vegetables, but vegetables are also many times fried, eg. eggplant which loves to suck the oil. :o) Dolma is really good - vegetables, or leaves from grape, cabbage are filled with meat... that is very traditional and really good (sth like czech "plnena paprika").

I eat out quite often actually, though the prices are the same sometimes even hire comparing to those in Czech restaurants.
I cooked few times, but I am lazy + I prefer taking something fast to cooking in the evening.
We have a cooking lady coming everyday so the lunches are hot and good. Which makes one hot meal per day and that is fine with me :o).

6:26 AM, August 09, 2005  

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