Yes, more food. What can I say? I know you all want to know about my trip to Eger and the House of Terror, but first I need to tie up a few loose ends gastronomically speaking.
I finally broke down and bought some kalács [KAH lach]. It reminded me of pulla or challah in terms of appearance so I had to see what it tasted like. It does remind me somewhat of pulla—slightly sweet, similar texture, good with yoghurt—but at least the brand I bought didn’t seem as hearty as what I’m used to. It’s also missing the single best part (apart perhaps from the shape): Cardamom (which, incidentally, I just learned is from the ginger family). Sad. It will probably be a while before I feel the urge to buy some more (not to mention finish this loaf since it’s a full kilo).
Yesterday, I bought myself some corn and boiled it. I think it’s a little late in the season since it wasn’t very tender. Still, it was better than nothing and it was only 100 Ft (~$0.55). On an unrelated note Tesco pretzels (the store brand) are quite good. Several other people I know agree that they are better than American pretzels. I’m not quite sure why that is, but it’s true.
Lastly, I found Karamalz–11,2 fl oz. of German imported pseudo-rebellion on sale! And it even comes with Lemon. In fact, as I’m writing this I’m kicking back a cold one. At least I think that’s how I’m supposed to say it.
Oh, and one more thing. I still haven’t eaten at the first McDonald’s to open behind the iron curtain.