Quesadilla in Russia…

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Every once in a while life throws me a pitch that is easy to hit and yesterday life tossed me a wonderful pitch and I took advantage of it. In Russia it has been a lot of long years since I saw any real Mexican food, or at least real enough to get excited about it. Sveta and I usually on a Sunday walk to the huge Globus store and eat dinner, plus do some shopping…

Low and behold this Sunday, I get in the cafeteria line and then I started to jump up and down and babble inconstant words sounding like blubbering. I had spied two Quesadilla’s that looked just plain delicious. In fact I asked Sveta to verify (I don’t always trust my reading of Russians language in high stress conditions!) that this was indeed Quesadilla’s, before I exploded with true delight and squeals of sound that would make a pig happy and blush…

I got both huge Quesadilla’s on one plate and grinned all the way to the cashier. I know they thought I was a crazed American at that point…

Now I realize that you are probably wondering what the hell is wrong with this idiot and why is he so happy to see a Quesadilla?

Well Russia is known for many things, but Mexican food it is not known for and if they try to say it is Mexican, well it is usually death on a plate. I will not eat Mexican in a Russia, or at least until I saw these tasty delights yesterday and something inside of me said, “German based Globus Store serving Mexican! That just might be safe and work out for me!”

OMG it was the best thing I have had in years. It was a well done imitation of the real thing and it was close enough that my taste buds relished in the flavors, like I had never eaten in years, anything but cottage cheese…

So what a treat for me and Sveta being the good little Russian, never touched the thing and that was fine with me! It was more for me! She does not realize what she is missing out on, when it has to do with Mexican food… 🙂

It is a known fact that a majority of Russians do not eat spicy hot food. It just is not in the menu as a normal staple. If a Russian wants spicy type food they can use Korean recipes and then they get their spicy foods and those foods are different than Mexican…

So my Sunday was fantastic and my tummy was a happy tummy all the rest of the day. As it sang Mexican songs all day…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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