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Cili Pizza Restaurant

I visited Cili Pizza in Vilnius in May 2016 and in Riga in March 2017

The restaurant was almost empty when we sat down, a little late for lunch but early for dinner I guess. We got an empty seat by the window, a great view of the street outside, the waitress came not long after to take our order. I ordered a glass of red wine and a pepperoni pizza.

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Lido Restaurant in Riga

I visited Lido Restaurant in Riga in March 2017

I was very hungry when I arrived in Riga. Having left for the airport after work, then travelled on the plane for an hour, it was a long time since lunch. When I arrived in Riga all I could think of was food. My friends had arrived from Norway a few hours earlier, they had already eaten.

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Ramen Burger in Kyiv, Ukraine

I visited Ramen Burger Restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine in January 2017

It is not always that mixing two good things leads to something better. Especialy when it comes to food. In Sweden having banana on pizza seems to be a big thing. It has never been to my liking. When visiting Kyiv I found another peculiar mix. The Ramen Burger. A burger where the bread is replaced by Ramen. The burger is prepared like any other burger, Except you replace the bread with ramen. The ramen needed to be fried a bit before serving to obtain a bread-like consistency. I was sceptical, but had to try it. Ordered my meal with low expectations, so low it would take a lot for me to be disappointed.

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Puzata Hata. Ukrainian food in Kyiv

I visited Puzata Hata in Kyiv for some great Ukrainian food in January 2017

I chose a vegetable soup, some local sausages and a chicken Kiev, I was in Kyiv you know. Added some bread, in one of the breads a potato and onion stew was baked into it. Cucumber mayo as a sauce. Ice tea to drink and a slice of cherry cake for dessert. A lunch large enough for me and all for only a few dollars. I found a seat at an empty table and started eating. Proper Ukrainian food at a restaurant frequented by locals. It was very tasty. I was at Puzata Hata, a traditional Ukrainian restaurant serving authentic local food.

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Beef Noodles in Taiwan

I had beef noodles in Taiwan in September 2016

As we sat down I took one look at the meny, all written in Taiwanese, before turning to my new-found Japanese friends.

‘Can you read this?’ I asked. They stared at the menu for a while, talked Japanese among themselves, before one of them turned to me.

‘Yes, I think we understand enough of it.’
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Prie Katedros Brewery Restaurant in Vilnius

I visited Prie Katedros in Vilnius, Lithuania in May 2016

I started with their blonde ale, called Prie Katedros Light. It was hot, the sun was shining, a nice, cold blonde ale seemed just right at the moment. I took a large sip. The beer was good, nothing fancy, but in the sun and heat it was perfect. A little sweet but easy to drink. I settled back in my chair, relaxed. Just watching the people around me.

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Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik

I visited Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik in March, 2016

The waitress brought me the soup in bread, a huge bread, hollowed out and filled with soup. It smelled delicious. I took the top of the bread off, could see the soup. South American Lemon Beef. I picked up my spoon, tried a mouthful of the soup. A bit warm, but not too bad. And it tasted really good.

Svarta Kaffid

The soup

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Soup Curry in Sapporo

I visited Sapporo and ate soup curry in December, 2015

Winter in Sapporo can be quite cold, even for a Norwegian. There are freezing temperatures, icy winds, snow, ice. It is no wonder that the people here have found food that helps them keep warm during winter.

One of them is soup curry. A curry, but also a soup. A spicy curry broth, boiled potatoes and vegetables, meat or other toppings of your choice. A powerful soup for a cold day. I always say ramen is my favorite Japanese food, my favorite food for that matter, but soup curry is not far behind.

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Dogo Beer in Matsuyama

I visited Matsuyama and drank Dogo Beer in July, 2015

“One gulp of beer taken just after a bath is the time you feel most refreshed. ”

The sign stood outside Dogo Biiru Kan Brewery Restaurant, only meters from Dogo Onsen. I had just finished my bath in the onsen, and a beer and maybe some food certainly sounded refreshing. I went inside.

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