Arzu

December 22, 2006

What exactly are the dynamics behind all of NYC’s Central Asian restaurants being Kosher? (Aside from those run by Jewsih Central Asian immigrants.) Maybe I could understand all of the ex-Soviets along the lines of Nick Cage’s father’s restaurant in Lord of War.

Anyway, it was my travels in Uighur areas that convinced me that peoples of the steppe have the worst cuisine after peoples of the mountains. (Basically you have two choices – tough dry strips of meat on noodles, or the same combo in broth. Talk about arzu.) But lots of cuisines which are absolutely awful in the real world are made delicious in restaurants, so, can’t wait:
village voice > nyclife > Counter Culture by Robert Sietsema

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