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    OBAMA 2: DAO EXCLUSIVE REPORT !

    by DAO Written Feb 1, 2013

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    This place is so new – it’s not even on their own website yet! Yes. It’s a DAO exclusive. I stumbled – literally due to the snow – into the new 2nd location of Obama. This place gets my vote and you will not have to fork over most of your savings like you have to do with the real Obama. In fact for the quality and service, the real one could learn a thing or 2 about affordability and actually delivering. Yes – the Obama Bar & Grill (2) delivers their delicious food as well. The staff are really friendly and welcoming here. They also were very happy to see the VT Flag.

    I just stopped in for a snack later the same day I found this place. I was welcomed the second time just as the first. I ordered a large beer (Baltica being the only non-European beer they do) and a large cold one duly arrived. I had a look through the huge menu. I mean the pages are massive and laminated. Great photos of everything so language is not a barrier at all. I ordered the chicken wings with bleu cheese dressing – which I hate. Normally. I chose this because for about $5 it also comes with a free beer! Get in there! And the wings? Probably the best chicken wings I have ever eaten. Even the bleu cheese sauce was delicious. Totally impressed.

    The menu leans towards Tex-Mex and has all the basic food groups:
    Pizza, Seafood, Steaks, Pasta, Salads, Dessert and Beer. And if that’s not enough, they sell cigarettes as well – it’s on the menu. Don’t worry they have a non-smoking section and the smoking area is in the back.


    Open 7 days a week - 11:00 to Midnight (delivery stops at 23:00)

    Service Charge – 12% (so don’t tip!)

    Favorite Dish:
    Chicken wings and a cold beer - 270 Kgs (that's the price not the weight)

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    FATBOYS, BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN: BIG BREAKFASTS AND/OR BEER !

    by DAO Written Jan 29, 2013

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    Fancy a ‘Full Monty’ breakfast? Also known as a ‘Fry Up’ you are looking at a full English Breakfast – Kyrgyz style. Fatboys is a now traditional ex-pat hangout for breakfast, lunch and early evening meals and beer. Fatboys was created in 2000 by Mike Atsoparthis. He has an interesting story himself. He has a Greek father, Welsh-Irish mother and married a local lady – Jyldyzis. He volunteered to be the Honorary Consul for Britain during the civil unrest in 2000.

    The interior of Fatboys looks like a German beer hall with long benches and tables when you first enter. The nice little bar is over to the right. The ladies that work here are pleasant and they speak several languages. I did not eat breakfast here, but apparently is ‘like’ and English breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and apparently large sized juices. Or you can have pancakes, oatmeal, and even a large breakfast sandwich on a baguette.

    They do have evening meals with good bar starters like loaded potato skins. If their pizzas are not enough for you, they have a grill menu and a few local dishes. They also have my favourite Central Asian beer- Siberian Corona. Perfection in a glass! This tastes very close to a German Weiss beer.

    Fatboys also has a ‘sharing’ library where you can donate or borrow English literature. They also have copies of a free English language newspaper – The Times of central Asia.

    A few practical notes:
    * They are open every day 09:00-21:00
    * There is a service charge of 10% and a minimum spend of 100 Som ($2/1.5Euro)
    * A pint (500ml) of Siberian Corona – with the service charge – is 99 Som!
    * A Full Monty Breakfast is 210 Som
    * Main meals are 200-500 Som
    * You may need to walk over to the waitress to get service. They are a little shy, but helpful

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    World Eats: My PLace!

    by bulldogtwo Written Jun 6, 2008

    Claude-Andre, What a great idea. I am really surprised no one has responded as yet!!! And I wish I would've come up with the idea, simple but great! If you travel you, (I would think,) love different foods! It's just natural.
    Anyway, I am not really sure which is my favorite, I have lots of favorites, so, if you don't mind I'd like to send you a few, at least.
    Hot garlic Pork:

    * 1 1/2 lbs boston butt pork cut into 1 inch pieces.
    * Cover with water. Boil, then simmer until tender, usually about 45 minutes
    to an hour. Lid off and at the end you should have some water left over, save
    it. You can also use a chicken stock base. What ever you use it should be
    flavorful as this is the base for the sauce.
    * Let the pieces cool
    * Mix a temura batter, beer batter or your favorite batter and then deep fry
    the pieces unitl golden brown. Drain on paper towel
    * Using the left over stock, add, "to tatste"
    * 3-4-5-6... garlic cloves, minced
    * 1/2 cup brown sugar, or palm sugar, the finished dish should be a bit sweet,
    but again, to taste.
    * 3 TBS fish sauce
    * 3-4 TBS Hoysin Sauce
    * Splash of vinegar, a big splash for taste
    * Enough corn starch to thicken the sauce, I premix with the left over water to
    dissolve easier.
    * 8-10 whole dried Thai chilis. Don't have to be Thai but they should be hot!
    if not, what's the point!
    * 3-4-5-6... TBS of crushed dry red thai chilis
    * Mix well and add pork to thickened sauce.
    * Medium chop up 3-4 green onions as garnish adn sprinkle over entire dish, and
    or you can add all at the last minute of cooking, but be careful not to over
    cook the green onion.
    * Serve with a cilantro garnish and jasmine rice on the side.
    * Dig in and enjoy!

    This is an easy dish to add or delete things as you get to know the dish. Also, once you have the pork cooked and deep fried the rest is easy and quick. A tip on the pork. You don't want a piece of pork that is too fatty or the loin that is too lean as it will be dry. Boston butts can be a bit too fatty sometimes even after you trim it. But again it is to taste. My wife who watches her diet likes the lean loin.
    Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know.
    Thanks!

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    World Eats: My PLace!

    by bulldogtwo Written Jun 6, 2008

    Claude-Andre, What a great idea. I am really surprised no one has responded as yet!!! And I wish I would've come up with the idea, simple but great! If you travel you, (I would think,) love different foods! It's just natural.
    Anyway, I am not really sure which is my favorite, I have lots of favorites, so, if you don't mind I'd like to send you a few, at least.
    This is mostly a Chinese dish

    Hot Garlic Pork:

    * 1/12 lbs boston butt pork cut into 1 inch pieces.
    * Cover with water. Boil, then simmer until tender, usually about 45 minutes
    to an hour. Lid off and at the end you should have some water left over, save
    it. You can also use a chicken stock base. What ever you use it should be
    flavorful as this is the base for the sauce.
    * Let the pieces cool
    * Mix a temura batter, beer batter or your favorite batter and then deep fry
    the pieces unitl golden brown. Drain on paper towel
    * Using the left over stock, add, "to tatste"
    * 3-4-5-6... garlic cloves, minced
    * 1/2 cup brown sugar, or palm sugar, the finished dish should be a bit sweet,
    but again, to taste. You'll find that sweet and hot go well together as most already know.
    * 3 TBS fish sauce
    * 3-4 TBS Hoysin Sauce
    * Splash of vinegar, a big splash for taste
    * Enough corn starch to thicken the sauce, I premix with the left over water to
    dissolve easier.
    * 8-10 whole dried Thai chilis. Don't have to be Thai but they should be hot!
    if not, what's the point!
    * 3-4-5-6... TBS of crushed dry red thai chilis
    * Mix well and add pork to thickened sauce.
    * Medium chop up 3-4 green onions as garnish adn sprinkle over entire dish, and
    or you can add all at the last minute of cooking, but be careful not to over
    cook the green onion.
    * Serve with a cilantro garnish and jasmine rice on the side.
    * Dig in and enjoy!

    This is an easy dish to add or delete things as you get to know the dish. Also, once you have the pork cooked and deep fried the rest is easy and quick. A tip on the pork. You don't want a piece of pork that is too fatty or the loin that is too lean as it will be dry. Boston butts can be a bit too fatty sometimes even after you trim it. But again it is to taste. My wife who watches her diet likes the lean loin.
    Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know.
    Thanks!

    Favorite Dish: Hot Garlic Pork

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    Available at different outlets: Don't drink the water, drink the coke

    by SLLiew Written Feb 7, 2007

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    Favorite Dish: After reading many "horror" stories of stomach upset from drinking water in Nepal, I was literally on a coke drinking diet in Katmandu. Of course, it just made me more thirsty.

    At Angkor Wat , under the hot sun, you can buy two cans of coke for a US dollar sold by young children who can speak fluent English and Japanese phrases.

    Coca Cola and other major American soda company have become a standard item in most Asian countries. As it is potent itself enough to "kill off" some bacteria, it is a safe drink straight from the can or bottle.

    Ensuring clean and boiled water is important when visiting the more isolated parts of Asia. Ice cubes if not well prepared can be a trouble maker. So play it safe and drink coke or pepsi or kickapoo.

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    "Yi Shun...": Don't Miss the Desserts in Macau

    by iam3xxx Written Apr 8, 2006

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    This no frills, old but clean dessert house specialises in milk desserts. My favourite was milk curd which was served in white porcelain bowls. Business is brisk so avoid peak hours. A real wonder of Cantonese desserts.

    Favorite Dish: Melts in your mouth and not in your hands!

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    Five Star Hotel Buffets!: Blended Spices

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 19, 2004

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    There is nothing like a delicious meal eaten in luxurious surroundings! One of the best tips I learned from my friends was to eat at the buffets in large, luxury hotels. The buffet was priced reasonably and the food was deliciously flavorful! Eating at hotel buffets was a perfect way to try out many of the traditional dishes of Indonesia and Malaysia without having to order each item from the menu, which could really be expensive.

    The price of a buffet meal offered at these hotels was a bit more expensive than the average buffet at home, but worth every penny and I suggest that you try them out at least once!

    Favorite Dish: Sambal Udong--Shrimp cooked in a chili garlic sauce--was my favorite. Of course all the other items offered are very delicious and should not be ignored.

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    Hear the Call of the Hawker!: Hawker

    by lmkluque Updated Aug 19, 2004

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    Indonesia Throughout the streets there are Hawkers offering various items, including fruit, vegetables for cooking and some prepared meals as well. The price of these items are not high and an affordable meal can be purchased through these hawkers which would cost much less than one bought at a restaurant.

    Of course, from your hotel room you'll most likely not hear the call.

    Favorite Dish: Probably my favorite item from the hawker was the controversial Durian! My friends were excited to eat the fruit and they were also interested in knowing my reaction! A very funny moment!

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    Picking Seeds

    by aukjejetty Written Apr 29, 2004

    Alongside the road you will often see lotusseed sellers. After the lotusflower blossoms it leaves a bowl full of lotusseeds that you can eat. They are very filling, and if you bike out to villages you might even be able to find a field yourself and pick your own lotus. It is a good snack inbetween meals, and a healthy one.

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    Along the street: Smelly Fruit

    by aukjejetty Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    Durian...you can smell it from a distance, but don't let it keep you away from this fruit. At least try it! I had it quite a few times in Bangkok. It is more pricy than all the other fruits, but also believed very good for your health (and should cure impotence.)

    It is a bit tricky to open up the fruit, but the street vendors will do that for you. You point at the fruit that you want, they weigh the fruit and you pay the amount, then they open the durian up and take out the pieces that are inside. When the fruit is soft (ripe) it is the best! While writing about it I kinda miss it...

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    Sweet And Juicy Snacks: Fruit Stands

    by lmkluque Updated Sep 13, 2003

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    IndonesiaThe Fruit Stands offer oranges, lemons and bananas all I'm used to at home plus so many more exotic fruits that I've never tasted before or since! Be adventurous and try them all!

    Favorite Dish: The durian was most impressive, but the Rumbatan was my favorite.

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    Just Down The Street: Roti Maker

    by lmkluque Updated Sep 13, 2003

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    Malaysia On the side of the road you'll see these little places that offer Roti and coffee or tea. Watching the Roti Maker is much like watching the Tortilla Maker or the Pizza Maker. A simple entertaining moment, with a delicious result.

    Favorite Dish: Roti, the big disc of bread!

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  • aromas - bali: aromas - bali

    by googoosh Written Sep 7, 2002

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    tasty, well presented and interesting vegetarian food. ask yourself, how often does that happen? i remember vegetarian food as something which filled a hole in my stomac, earth mother, uncoloured stuff. this place is so good i wanted to take the cook home with me. other than that? get this: outdoor setting, surrounded by water.

    Favorite Dish: everything, but everything, is good. i ate my way through the entire menu and all the specials.

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    I never met a Thai restaurant...

    by imho Written Sep 2, 2002

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    I never met a Thai restaurant I didn't like...not in Thailand anyway. If this were a perfect world and calories were non-existent, I could eat myself to kingdom come up and down the streets of Bangkok. I still cannot get over how street food can be so delectable (not to mention dirt cheap!).
    Some, like myself, like it HOT!!!!

    Favorite Dish: I never met a Thai menu item I didn't like...well, you get the point.

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    I love this part. In the...

    by imho Written Sep 2, 2002

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    I love this part. In the Philippines, I can recommend a thousand and one places to gain weight, like President in Ongpin, Chinatown, Hap Chan (now a booming franchise with secret items not on the menu), Bonoan and Jade in Baguio City, Aresi and Moomba in Quezon City and so on and so forth etcetera etcetera. My mission in life is to find the perfect meal with the best prices and the least carbohydrates!

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