Robin Garr wrote:Aha! I've had that, Mike. I believe it's specifically Iranian, and it's called "<i>Doogh</i>" (with a guttural, German-like gargle at the end). Your description of it is right on ... it's definitely an acquired taste. (As I've discussed before, we have a disproportionate number of Iranian/Persian restaurants around here, so I've had the stuff. But not twice. ("Vomit" is another less-attractive descriptor ... )
Thinking about it, since I only tried it once, it's possible that mine went bad too. But I don't think so. The server in the restaurant tried to talk me out of it, warning that only Iranians like it. I guess I should have listened, but this challenge just made me want to try it all the more.
It wasn't totally un-palatable - I kept it and drank about half of it with my meal, to Mary's horror. But I've done <i>doogh</i> now, and don't need to do it again.
Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:Wow - so it's supposed to taste like that?!!! Vomit's not too far off, actually.
The first question I got from the guy at the checkout counter was, "Have you had that before?" Like you, I only took that as a bit more of a challenge. I think that's probably the last time for me as well.
Bob Ross wrote:These comments are so different from what I've tasted I can only conclude that your yogurt sodas were spoiled. Every one I've had was delicious.
Bob Ross wrote:doogh should be very smooth -- if it looks like vomit, it needs more blending.
Bob Ross wrote:Do you like sour cream, Robin? Same basic aroma and flavor to my taste.
How about all the varieties of soured milk -- German and Scandinavian, for example?
There's a similar Turkish "aged yogurt" drink that isn't carbonated -- I'm drawing a blank on the name just now --
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