[News] Latvians and North Koreans Chow Down


The Australian behemoth News.com.au has a report from a restaurant in Riga with a challenging business plan: It's owned by doctors who've made its ambience all-things-medical. Sit at OR tables, have food served on gurneys, have tweezers and scalpels laid out beside forks and spoons, drink cocktails from test tubes and beakers, etc., and the things on that tray over there that look like tongues, well, they're food designed to look like tongues (and noses, and ears). (Bonus: For "entertainment," deranged-looking "patients" in straitjackets are wheeled around.)
The news is better out of Pyongyang, according to a Tokyo newspaper that has connections inside: Dear Leader finally allowed the first Italian restaurant to open after several years' fits and starts, involving hands-on lessons on pizza prep by some of Italy's best chefs (who had to be basically scanned like astronauts are to make it past North Korean security). But here's the moment of zen, from The Guardian: K.Jay apparently dropped by the kitchen one day to observe an Italian coaching a Korean. The Italian said later that he couldn't be sure it was actually K.Jay and not a stand-in, but the Korean chef, "who had no reason to fib, was, for the space of several minutes, utterly speechless. He said he felt as if he had seen God, and I still envy him this experience." News.com.au /// The Guardian

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     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Mar 18, 2009

i can't imagine that this will catch on. but then again if they are anything like the japanese in reguards to strange stuff it might get a following.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/18/09 at 08:03 PM
Test tube shots are nothing new. Serve lemonade out of a specimen jar, now that'll shock people! Can I get a job as a demented patient? what a great gig that would be. I wax insane all day at my current job just to keep my coworkers on their toes as it is. 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/18/09 at 11:47 PM
we're all crazy where i work! you remind me of a line from a movie that i can't remember the name of (damn it i hate getting older) heard in a hospital over the pa system, 'due to a mix up in urology there will be no apple juice served in the cafeteria today.' cracks me up!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/18/09 at 11:54 PM
Love it!
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/19/09 at 12:13 AM
patty, that movie is Young Doctors in Love. Came out in 1982, kind of like Airplane for hospitals 😊
Posted by Nethie on 03/19/09 at 01:38 AM
of course, i can't believe i couldn't think of it, duh! thanks nethie. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/19/09 at 07:55 AM
Young Doctors in Love was hilarious! All those saline drips with things in them... pickles, christmas sno-globes... awesome.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/19/09 at 11:50 AM
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