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  1. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    03/09/2017
    Damn your trademarks Brian McKenzie
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  2. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    27/08/2017
    Local beef - no chemicals, sweet potato fries
    Nom nom nom nom
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  3. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    27/08/2017
    Manas Statue Bishkek
    Do not tread on culture here.
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  4. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    27/08/2017
    Street Beat - Bishkek
    A Ural that begs to be ridden
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  5. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    27/08/2017
    Street Beat Bishkek - Relax bar
    A Volga gave up its life for VIP seating
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  6. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    20/08/2017
    Pizza with boiled beef tongue - Delicious Brian McKenzie
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  7. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    10/08/2017
    Cooking in the USA
    (There's a John Cougar ripoff waiting in the wings)
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  8. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    25/07/2017
    In the Kitchen with Boria

    ShChi is normally a vegetarian affair.... ham and beef have been known to show up when I get in the kitchen.

    1 lb sliced mushrooms - I like to use shitake ; yes I know sorrels are standard - but it is my kitchen.
    1 lb spinach leaves - just buy the salad bag - in Korea I could not get them fresh any other way
    2 onions, chopped - I like the small red ones - more flavor
    1 carrot, chopped
    1 celery stalk, chopped
    2 potatoes peeled - sliced like in the borscht recipe
    1 tb fresh Dill, chopped
    1/2 cup cream
    1/2 head cabbage

    Add all to the pot, fill with 3 cups water - bachelor Hack Trick - Add two tablespoons of canned mushroom soup to the water - it thickens the pot nicely
    Cook on low for 2 hours - 1 /2 an hour before serving - add the fried cabbage.
    Serve with Sour Cream - Friends and Vodka !
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  9. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    25/07/2017
    Summer Plov
    Summer PlovToday's menu creation is Plov, the traditional Central Asia peasant rice dish. The meal is said to originate from Uzbekistan – but there are many regional variations on the theme, and nearly 100 different versions have been printed and celebrated....
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    Brian McKenzie
    27/07/2017 #9 Brian McKenzie
    #7 I will hit up a few other Kg dishes & recipes before hopping to the next country.
    Brian McKenzie
    27/07/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    #6 the rice is different here - it is not bleached or machine processed like the boxes and bags from the west. It is more of a long grain brown rice. You could skip the soak, but never the rinse and seive - I have found too many rocks to let myself do that.
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/07/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Brian, Thanks for the recipe. It sounds wonderful.
    Dean Owen
    26/07/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    So often peasant food is the best. This is the second time I've read someone saying soak the rice. Is the rice different over there? I never soak rice. Japanese and Chinese short grain rice I wash thoroughly. When I cook a risotto I never soak or wash Arborio rice. Likewise for Thai rice and Basmati.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/07/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie
    #3 I wish I could get chorizo here - this is not a pork friendly zone. Bacon & Salo are treated like smuggled drugs - and it feels nearly as expensive ! 😱😲
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    25/07/2017 #4 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    25/07/2017 #3 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    Oh...but the original Paella has not seafood...it has chicken...chorizo ( sausage ) and even rabbit meat. plus vegetables and of course the rice. Well in fact they are multiple variations of Paellas.. And believe me. That recipe could pass as a rice dish (paella ) any given Sunday.
    Brian McKenzie
    25/07/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 ha ha ha - they don't do seafood here. Which is really odd - the rivers and lakes are full of amazing yummy fish. But shell fish are absolutely absent. Though the rumor is that the Chinese will be bringing crawdads with them when the Belt Road is the zone..... I can't wait.
    Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    25/07/2017 #1 Pedro 🐝 Casanova
    So...where did you get that " strange " paella recipe. ( Just kidding but the dish is very much alike )
  10. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    16/07/2017
    Street beat Bishkek
    The Red Dragon Kiosk. It is the size of my dining room table. My arms stretched from tip to tip.....it is TINY. But big flavor and small prices. Fried Rice (with Pork!), wontons, Chicken spiced beans with noodles and egg roll - 300 som. .....about 4.15 USD OMG Get my fat bryki!
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  11. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    16/07/2017
    Street life Kiosk
    Beer to go. Cold and fresh taped kegs of local home brew. Everything from 2.3% Квас to a 9.5% Імперия offffffda. Oktoberfest everyday, all summer long.
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  12. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    23/06/2017
    Nadira was right - beware of where Asia meets Russia & India
    yoooosth
    АЙДАНА ДЕКА - "БИЙЛЕ - БИЙЛЕ" ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ!
    АЙДАНА ДЕКА - "БИЙЛЕ - БИЙЛЕ" ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ! "МУЗЫКА" телеканалында жаңы кыргызча...
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  13. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    23/06/2017
    Life in the zone Rocks - especially on weekends
    Асель Кадырбекова Башканы жаным дебе ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ 2016!!!
    Асель Кадырбекова Башканы жаным дебе ЭКСКЛЮЗИВ 2016!!! Asel Kadyrbekova Bashkany janym debe YOUtube ► http://bit.ly/1JfKgPA http://www.youtube.com/user/superinfokg?sub_confirmation=1 МЫ в VK ►...
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  14. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    When you're down and out
    And you need a helping
    Of cake
    Just call, and they be there
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  15. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    What cooks in hours
    With spices sweet & sour
    Over a fire on a hill
    With flavors that kill
    It's Plov
    You gonna love some Plov
    Come and get your Plov
    Alone or with friends
    Just dont Pretend!

    You gotta have more Plov
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  16. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    The conjugation of meat
    I sheep, you beef, they chicken, we goat, she ox, he horse
    Nom nom nom
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  17. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    Chuck Norris comes to town
    Shit gets Serious
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  18. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    Fast & Furious Bishkek
    The Lada side of the grudge match across town
    A classic from when the Soviets stole and copied from Fiat
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  19. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    Fast & Furious Bishkek
    A tarted up classic Moskvich
    Classic Soviet Sled
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  20. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    Amazon Kyrgyz Style
    Books are for sale on every major corner during the summer - price reductions for students to keep them smart in the vacation season.
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  21. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    07/06/2017
    Kyrgyz Fried Chicken
    The Colonel come to the 'Stans
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  22. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Preparations for Ramadan
    Preparations for RamadanAha...it’s all Ramadan rush! Walk in into any hyper store or supermarket and one can see the visible crowd of customers—all hastily wading, surveying promo offers and picking up groceries at discounted rates and special deals.It’s like a shopping...
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    Brian McKenzie
    26/05/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    The stores in Bishkek are CLEANED out, if you want decent selection - it is out to the rural farmers bazaar.
    It was a difficult month for me last year, this time I am better prepared.
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/05/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Mohammed, Thank you for a look into a world foreign to me but so wonderfully human.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/05/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #4 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thanks so much for your compliments :)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/05/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Ramadan Kareem @Mohammed A. Jawad Blessings from above to your family and friend's.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    25/05/2017 #3 Tausif Mundrawala
    Everyone waits with unabated breadth for this auspicious month. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/05/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #1 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen Thanks so much for your warm greetings and compliments.:)
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    25/05/2017 #1 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Ramadan Kareem, @Mohammed A. Jawad. Peace and blessings to you and your family during this, your most sacred of months!
  23. ProducerBrian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    02/05/2017
    The Wheels on the Bus....
    The Wheels on the Bus....This is a Ukrainian marshytka  - it is a little shuttle bus for getting around town.  They are privately owned and run at higher frequency intervals than the City Buses.  A ride across town will set you back 4 ua - which is about 15 cents - a pretty...
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  24. ProducerAnđela Bogdan

    Anđela Bogdan

    28/04/2017
    ASTANA - Futuristic city for the 22nd century
    ASTANA - Futuristic city for the 22nd centuryOne of the largest international expos of the decade is coming to the capital of Kazakhstan. EXPO 2017 is a recognized expo, also referred to as an international specialized expo, and is part of the World’s Fair system. Recognized expos are smaller...
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    Brian McKenzie
    11/05/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    #7 @Anđela Bogdan You're welcome, it will probably be my next landing zone on my continuing 'Stans escape & expose trip.
    Anđela Bogdan
    11/05/2017 #7 Anđela Bogdan
    @Brian McKenzie Thanks for sharing! :)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    30/04/2017 #6 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #5 Hvala Tebi! Sviđa mi se ideja, ali toliko je već zanimljivih tema obrađeno u Građevinaru. Možda nešto o splitskom kampusu ili nekim budućim projektima Sveučilišta u Splitu. Bit ćemo u kontaktu. :-)
    Anđela Bogdan
    30/04/2017 #5 Anđela Bogdan
    #3 Hvala Vam puno na podršci, @Lada 🏡 Prkic! Ako imate neke zanimljive teme, projekte ili građevine o kojima biste voljeli čitati u Građevinaru, slobodno proslijedite u inbox, pa ću ih pokušati obraditi u sljedećim stručnim prilozima. :)
    Anđela Bogdan
    30/04/2017 #4 Anđela Bogdan
    #2 I agree with you, Lisa. :) Astana is called ''The Dubai Of Central Asia''. Very unique city in the middle of the Kazakh Steppe.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/04/2017 #3 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Astana je grad sam po sebi čudo, koji je izgrađen vizijom jednog čovjeka i uz pomoć najpoznatijih svjetskih arhitekata. Nigdje nema toliko čudnih struktura na jednom mjestu. Sajamski grad će samo upotpuniti sliku Astane po tom pitanju.
    Uvijek mi je drago pročitati tvoje članke u Građevinaru, Anđela. :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/04/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    How unique and should be very enlightening!
    mohammed khalaf
    28/04/2017 #1 mohammed khalaf
    Being more inclusive should be of utmost importance to all employers in an increasingly diverse society and competitive global marketplace.
  25. Brian McKenzie

    Brian McKenzie

    06/04/2017
    "Yellow Snow" it is supposed to be the last snow of the year
    Of course in the west, it means that a dog relieved itself in a drift or field
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