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.
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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.