Monday, February 20, 2017

Eating the Globe: Denmark


I got kijafa cherry crepes at a pancake chain that's not IHOP. If you know me, you know that I would never order this voluntarily. I don't like sweets; I don't like preserved fruits; I don't like crepes/pancakes/waffles.

The crepes were very eggy. Everything had a hint of bacon, like the cook used the same griddle. The cherries were okay.

I dined with S. He is selling "our" Phaeton. He's only put 1,000 miles on it last year. It's just too nice to drive. I'll post the ad when it's up.

The good thing about this meal is now I get to fill in Greenland as well as Denmark!


Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

Eating the Globe: Paraguay


Vori vori!


Chicken and dumplings. The dumplings were hard to make. The recipe called for "cornmeal flour" or "harina pan". I only had cornmeal and masa harina. So I used the masa harina. The dumplings ended up tasting more like a corn tortilla than a matzo ball. The dumplings also had ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Recipe here.

Here is a promotional video put out by the country's chamber of commerce.


Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

Robot delivery in San Francisco

What's to keep someone from just kicking it over?

US Presidents as food


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pyongyang ICBM distance

North Korea doesn't have the technology yet, but I've been curious recently about which American cities are closest to Pyongyang.


Anchorage: 3,737 miles
Honolulu: 4,600 miles
Seattle: 5,142 miles
Portland: 5,226 miles
San Francisco: 5,605 miles
Los Angeles: 5,952 miles
Washington, DC: 6,878 miles

Sleep tight!

Eating the Globe: Maldives


Three-day weekend, let's cook something time consuming, semi-complicated, and messy. This is mas riha, or fish curry. I used swordfish. The curry paste was fun to make with a blender. It turned out okay. With K being pregnant, I overcooked the fish out of an abundance of caution. I also went easy on the spices. I found it a bit bland; she still ended up with heartburn.

Here is the recipe.

I always get the Maldives and Mauritius confused. I thought for sure that the Maldives was closer to Africa. Nope. It's essentially a part of South Asia.


Countries tried so far:
Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa
Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen
Europe: Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden
North America: Belize, Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Greatest Japanese car collection in the Western Hemishere

If you have to read just one car blog post this year, head on over to Jalopnik. This Duncan collection is the end all be all of Japanese car collections. 100 Figaros, 60 Beats, Delicas, Centuries, Japanese hearses, etc., etc. Be sure to watch both of the embedded videos from beginning to end.


And many of the cars are for sale.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Shock and awe in Hotan, Xinjiang

The Chinese government intimidated the Uyghurs of Hotan (population 320,000) yesterday with this huge show of force.







Here is the news video.

Kiss cam tear jerker

F Muslim and Christian fundamentalists.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Repair estimate for an Audi

H/t Slirt.

Any guesses?




$12,331.59 Canadian, or around $9,400 U.S.

Here is the thread.