I've always had a fascination with Russia and Soviet history. I am embarrassed to admit, I even know the words to the English version of "He Must Be Like Putin."
So I was obviously excited when I saw the Kaleenka Piroshky booth at the fair. After the fried abomination I just ate, I thought a nice, traditional pastry would hit the spot.
The nice people working the booth were speaking some language I didn't understand, so I figured it would be traditional. I forked over the $10.50 for a vegetable piroshky and a strawberry lemonade. Upon first glance, I wasn't that excited. It was fried (I thought they were baked, but hey, it is the fair). And it came wrapped in napkins.
To my surprise, it was pretty good. Through the thick bread were hashbrown-like potatoes, peas and sunflower seeds.
I enjoyed myself for the couple minutes while I was eating. It took me away from the teenagers with no shirts on and the screaming kids in strollers.
But now I am going to be humming Dschinghis Khan's "Moskau" for the rest of the day.
Diner note: This is a live report from the Puyallup Fair. TNT Reporters Scott Fontaine and Brian Everstine eat their way around the fair today.