One of the things I like to do when I visit a new place is to take a walk around a local supermarket. Over the years I’ve found some gems like the rolls of Hello Kitty Christmas wrapping paper I brought in a back street in Tijuana!
I enjoy seeing what the locals eat, the unusual flavours of familiar items and the out and out strange. So, I thought I’d share a couple of finds from the Kazakh supermarkets.
Firstly I did a double take when I walked by this display. After all the recent fuss in the UK about horsemeat in the food chain I just had to get a picture.
Horsemeat is a daily staple in the Kazakh diet and is often featured in dishes in the canteen. I have tried it before and I’m not keen mainly due to its strong taste rather than being English and squeamish about it.
Next up are the crisp (chip) flavours I came across several flavours that were new to me including Shashlik flavour (kebab) and these Crab ones ….
I didn’t try either flavour as I was consuming vast quantities of spicy Pringles instead (see yesterday’s post!)
Finally here’s something I’ve never seen in the UK before, Grape Chewing Gum. It tastes just like Grape Soda, really nice … nutritionally rubbish I grant you but really nice!
What foods have you found in the shops when abroad that intrigued you or made you smile?