Friday, April 2, 2010

Cold Coffee and Health food

Below are a couple of blog worthy posts from India that I wasn't able to get to while I was there.

Cold Coffee

In many places in India, finding a good beer or alcoholic drink can be a challenge. Two of the main religions in the country, Hindus and Muslims, regard intoxication as a evil tarnishing of the soul. But capitalism and the tourist dollar occasionally wins out, and many restaurants do secretly serve alcoholic drinks, just don't expect it to be on the menu. You have to ask for it, and sometimes, in some of the stricter states, restaurants will serve their beers incognito by putting it into a tea pot.

The best part about the whole experience is that when the check comes at the end, beers are often listed as “cold coffee” and hard liquors as “hot-cold coffee”! Bring me another cold coffee please!

Health Food

Here is something amusing I found listed in a menu in Agra. Health Food: Mash Potato with Butter! Someone needs to send a memo to Weight Watchers informing them to update their charts!


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