Elyse Sewell (elysesewell) wrote,
Elyse Sewell
elysesewell

hungarian product bonanza

Új! (pronounced "ooh-ee") = New!




Cold cherry soup. I tried this stuff years ago when my beloved Hungarian ex-roommate Olga whipped some up in Hong Kong. No Hungarian model ever leaves home without a selection of those Knorr packets in her suitcase- you can make everything from bean soup to tzatziki to chocolate custard. Or, you can not make it, leave it behind in the models' apartment cupboard, and let your successors try to decipher the directions on the back.


Snidlinggel. I fucking dare you not to adore that. You can't! (Also, ye Super Mario World etymologists, gomba = mushroom.)












Tea tree and mint-scented dish soap: mmm.






I was totally transfixed by these Burger King adverts. The font and illustrations and glossy ubiquity (BK must be newly arrived in Hungary) all look so American, and the text so close to English, that your eye can almost slide past without noticing that the thing is actually written in extraterrestrial Hungarian. You know that part in "A Sound of Thunder" when they finally make it back from the Jurassic and they decide to go out for Whoppers and milkshakes, and it's not until they're stomping their muddy butterfly boots into BK and looking up at the menu that they realize something is terribly wrong? Chilling!


Clockwise from top left, those side orders are chicken wings, fried shrimp, onion rings (two ways to say onion = hagyma, vöröshagyma), and "burritos" (shudder).


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Of course, "Sajtburger" is pronounced "Shiteburger", which is funny if you're British, like what I am.
Bwaha!!
Wait...Did Hungary's Burger King steal McDonald's slogan?

(Though I kinda like 'I lovin it.')

Also, that meggy looks delicious. :-D

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Good stuff
isn't it early in the AM in New Mexico?

its strange. i think Knorr is actually pronounced "K-nohr".
Still got a touch of the jetlag. I started dawn patrolling at 5:00 this morning, ugh.

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ellelelle

7 years ago

I asked this yesterday, but I was way down at the bottom of a bajillion comments, so I'll ask near the top today: what kind of camera do you use? (If you don't mind me asking!)
canon ixus

firei

7 years ago

i lovin it 2!
ME 3!
nothin like curlin up in bed at night with some flort and a danielle steel novel.
wooo! ray bradbury reference!
Those cats look menacing
The cat food looks as if it's aimed at rallying the kittie's to take over the damn world! Horrifying! But, I lovin it!
See, to me it looks like its MADE of kitties...

mxyt

7 years ago

and "burritos" (shudder).

European Mexican food terrifies me. That said, there is a Mexican place called "Bananas" in the French town where my grandparents live, and I have always been tempted to try it.

Is the cold cherry soup salad dressing good? It sounds like it could be.

Anonymous

July 2 2009, 13:15:35 UTC 7 years ago

Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had was, oddly enough, at a place called Los Pilones in Amsterdam! Go figure...

olamina

7 years ago

This post makes me so strangely proud of my Hungarian Heritage.

And fried shrimp would so be my favorite thing to get at Burger King.
I had fried shrimp at a macdonalds in Italy. It was actually pretty good.

bowloflarries

7 years ago

bukiluki

7 years ago

I think every country has their version of those Knorr soup packets. I am quite the fan of Mexicos sopa de fideos :)
dude, I LOVE sopa de fideos, knorr-styles.

k_in_sf

7 years ago

captain_condom

7 years ago

i love cherry juice! i wish we had it in the u.s. :/
you clearly don't live in Chicago, land of the Eastern European grocery store

gucci_bag

6 years ago

venusmeridian

7 years ago

I remember that cherry nectar/juice from when I lived in Southern Italy. I was totally obsessed with that stuff. It was heavenly, liquid orgasm.
I need to share this on my facebook.

gucci_bag

6 years ago

I also lovin it. I'm going to launch into phonetic Hungarian and say that I've have a lifelong adoration for noggedly and chicken paprikash - my mother had some very good Hungarian friends growing up, and she learned how to make the noggedly from them - gawd's own food, that.

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kriegspiel

7 years ago

I'm going to ride off on my Hard Division motorcycle for some nice flört.
I just realized that it is a mathematical motorcycle.
I don't think the words "Hot Corn" should be allowed to be said, or written without following it up with "Motherfucker" Becuase really "Hot Corn, Motherfucker" would have people lined up to buy the stuff.. and perhaps a coke as well.. Go ahead.. say it outloud and tell me I am wrong.
did you go to a Mexican Restaurant in Budapest ?
I had a south american friend go there , and she said it was pretty good,
run by real mexicans,she said there is like 5 mexican places for food there

btw your on bravo right now, they are doing an antm marathon right now,
sooo weird , it was like 5 yrs ago

happy ur in new mexico right now,
your like 1 out of 20 people ,from this state
who became famous
i was in new york , and i said i was from albuquerque
and they said oh, thats where that girl from
americas next top model is from

Ahh, Hungarian. I recently wrote a research paper on Hungarian synagogue architecture, and because this subject is not one written about extensively in English (shocker!!) I spent a lot of time on Hungarian websites, trying desperately to decipher that insane language. So many different accents... I did learn a lot of keyboard shortcuts for them, though ; )
agree with the cherry juice lovin'. Had some in Poland, nicest thing ever. Never quite tasted the same though when they started selling in my home country. (U.K)
Hungarian mushroom soup is to die for. I always get a small recipe book from whatever country I visit, and it's the Hungarian one I use the most. Mmmmmmmmgoulash.

BTW, and I'm sure you've considered this/heard it --- but have you considered being a fashion photog (I'd trust you to come up with cool nontraditional poses for the ladies), whilst using your incredible eye for visual irony as backgrounds? Seriously, it's needed, and you'd be brilliant at it.

Otherwise I'm waiting for the book of your blog and photographs. It's one of the loveliest "travel books" I've ever read both visually and in text. You really capture the beauty of the "mundane".

Best
J
those cats on the catfood can look sinister and eerie.
are u planing to go to Greece?
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Can you really get hot corn out of the Coke dispenser? That is pretty awesome.
You get coke and corn. Its a package deal.
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