The World's #1 Russian, Ukrainian & Eastern European Discussion & Information Forum - RUA!

This Is the Premier Discussion Forum on the Net for Information and Discussion about Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Discuss Culture, Politics, Travelling, Language, International Relationships and More. Chat with Travellers, Locals, Residents and Expats. Ask and Answer Questions about Travel, Culture, Relationships, Applying for Visas, Translators, Interpreters, and More. Give Advice, Read Trip Reports, Share Experiences and Make Friends.

Author Topic: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms  (Read 1993 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline AKA Luke

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 908
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
  • Meh!
  • Spouses Country: TBC
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 5-10
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2015, 09:24:10 AM »
The Chinese are getting themselves a reputation for such behaviour. They're apparently eating nothing but instant noodles in their rooms and not spending money in hotel restaurants or in resorts. Hotels in the Maldives and other places have taken kettles out of Chinese guests rooms as a result.

The Chinese aren't happy about this. Still, probably saving 20kg per person on additional luggage.
I know I am I'm sure I am I'm Rotherham til I die!

Offline Volshe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4243
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
    • moderndayruth
  • Spouses Country: Narnia
  • Status: Just Looking
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2015, 09:53:35 AM »
The Chinese are getting themselves a reputation for such behaviour. They're apparently eating nothing but instant noodles in their rooms and not spending money in hotel restaurants or in resorts. Hotels in the Maldives and other places have taken kettles out of Chinese guests rooms as a result.

The Chinese aren't happy about this. Still, probably saving 20kg per person on additional luggage.
Food in huge quantities can't be taken across Monte border during the summer (i mean in private cars), there's a law that was introduced couple of years ago;  because what was happening before is that peeps would buy in neighboring countries, where it's cheaper, crates of veggies, eggs, huge amounts of meat and what not and would bring it with them, we have even an expression for that "tomato tourists", let alone they'd stay in cheapest/ illegal accommodation (read: not paying tourist taxes or whatsoever), they wouldn't spend anything and there were too many poisonings from that food that would be kept who knows where  :duh: We don't have capacities to accommodate that, our beaches are limited and our own south lives (mostly) exclusively of tourism, so...  :duh:

In defense of Chinese, whereas probably they also think in terms of budgeting, but they are really not accustomed to any other food, but their own. They can't eat (and most have problems digesting) bread, diary and many other products we consume on daily basis... My once-flatmate in Moscow was paying serious $$$ to get their junk food (marinated chicken feet  :sick0002:), whereas she could have enjoyed fresh local foods for half of that sum or even less... (I mean, tvorog/ quark, kefir, borodinskiy bread, herring, buckwheat... yummy!!! Nope.  :duh:)
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams

Offline Fashionista

  • Member
  • Posts: 116
  • Country: ca
  • Gender: Female
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2015, 10:06:18 AM »

In defense of Chinese, whereas probably they also think in terms of budgeting, but they are really not accustomed to any other food, but their own. They can't eat (and most have problems digesting) bread, diary and many other products we consume on daily basis... My once-flatmate in Moscow was paying serious $$$ to get their junk food (marinated chicken feet  :sick0002:), whereas she could have enjoyed fresh local foods for half of that sum or even less... (I mean, tvorog/ quark, kefir, borodinskiy bread, herring, buckwheat... yummy!!! Nope.  :duh:)

Sigh...Although, I was surprised to see buckwheat sold everywhere on a Chinese market in Vancouver. They sell it raw so it has to be roasted (toasted?) first. I guess they picked it up. Kefir is now massively produced in the west. Borodinsky still remains a dream that haven't crossed the ocean yet. I do not take into account weak attempts to produce it locally and sell in Russian stores.  Any professional bakers reading that?  ;D


Offline Volshe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4243
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
    • moderndayruth
  • Spouses Country: Narnia
  • Status: Just Looking
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 11:27:04 AM »

Sigh...Although, I was surprised to see buckwheat sold everywhere on a Chinese market in Vancouver. They sell it raw so it has to be roasted (toasted?) first. I guess they picked it up.

Wow!!! It turns out they are quick learners when it comes to good stuff!!! I am still paying 5e for 1/2 kg buckwheat in Monte (true, it's not roasted, we import it from Slovenia); for comparison, 1kg of best veal meat is 6 euros, best farmers cheese is 4 or 5 (euros.)

Quote
Kefir is now massively produced in the west.

We have it too, but only 1 brand, also from Slovenia (i think it's 0.70 euro for small cup)

 
Quote
Borodinsky still remains a dream that haven't crossed the ocean yet. I do not take into account weak attempts to produce it locally and sell in Russian stores.

Yes. :( We have 5 types that sell as "Russian bread", shape is the same (кирпич), but color and taste have nothing to do with the original  :snivel:

Quote
  Any professional bakers reading that?  ;D

Volshe sides with Fashionista's heartfelt plea, while making BIG puppy eyes  :snivel:
[/quote]
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams

Offline cdnexpat

  • Member
  • Posts: 220
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 20+
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2015, 11:43:46 AM »
To come back to the OP, I must say that during my first visit in Pete, 10 years ago, I went to a Mc D. I wanted some ketchup, but I was told it would be extra. I was just learning at that time, about the FSU. People told me that if ketchup was free, like in the west, customers would take it all, and resell it.
I assume it is the same about coffee in hotel rooms. I always expect coffee machines in the rooms, but always carry coffee with me. I just can't stand waiting for the Mrs to be ready, to go downstairs and have my first coffee.

But the idea of cooking sausages on an iron is just a blast! :party0031:

Offline Ste

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5029
  • Country: ie
  • Gender: Male
  • Beware of Muslamic Rayguns
  • Spouses Country: The Planet Zanussi
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 5-10
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 11:49:03 AM »
To come back to the OP, I must say that during my first visit in Pete, 10 years ago, I went to a Mc D. I wanted some ketchup, but I was told it would be extra. I was just learning at that time, about the FSU. People told me that if ketchup was free, like in the west, customers would take it all, and resell it.
I assume it is the same about coffee in hotel rooms. I always expect coffee machines in the rooms, but always carry coffee with me. I just can't stand waiting for the Mrs to be ready, to go downstairs and have my first coffee.

But the idea of cooking sausages on an iron is just a blast! :party0031:

Think it was my better half's second visit to UK in 2004, I was working in Maidstone, Kent and we walked around the town, an early summers evening as we watched the cafes and restaurants put out the outside cutlery on the tables etc, and I could see the gears revolving in her head. Finally she said it...

"We could steal those....."



O pointy birds, o pointy pointy, Anoint my head, anointy-nointy.

Online andrewfi

  • Supporting Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16978
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Articles About Almost Anything!
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2015, 11:59:23 AM »
Given the type of sossige that euro landers eat I will perhaps stick to boiling,  but bacon on a bedroom based griddle might work nicely!

I might be wrong but my impression is that Cyrillicland land folks seem less likely to see anything not screwed down as an opportunity for some diy socialism than might have been the case a decade or so ago.  Perhaps not the case with Ukrainians though given the different situation there.
...everything ends always well; if it’s still bad, then it’s not the end!

Offline Ste

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5029
  • Country: ie
  • Gender: Male
  • Beware of Muslamic Rayguns
  • Spouses Country: The Planet Zanussi
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 5-10
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2015, 12:06:14 PM »
Given the type of sossige that euro landers eat I will perhaps stick to boiling,  but bacon on a bedroom based griddle might work nicely!

I had this on a Czech place in Chelyabinsk, it looks like an infection but I can promise you it was lovely! Place is called Koza, or Goat I think.

It's a käsewurst (pork and cheese) German-style sausage with a proper British-style skin on it, best of both worlds....

Like I say, it does look a bit like a dose of the clap so be warned....



And another dismembered version...



 
O pointy birds, o pointy pointy, Anoint my head, anointy-nointy.

Offline cdnexpat

  • Member
  • Posts: 220
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 20+
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2015, 12:06:45 PM »
I just completed another trans European trek and now I have my return journey breakfast menu sorted and all cookable in my room! Boiled eggs,  sausage and bacon.  With a starter of porridge and a dollop of jam. Followed up with a nice pot of tea.
A great start to the day before a swim and sauna.

Any more ideas for tasty comestibles ideal for cooking with the aid of hotel room appliances?

Andrew, I am an older and respectable man now, on a diet. Your breakfast menu is tempting, but it is what I eat in a whole day. And I spend 2 hours in the gym!!! :hidechair:

Offline cdnexpat

  • Member
  • Posts: 220
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Committed
  • Trips: 20+
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2015, 12:08:38 PM »
Given the type of sossige that euro landers eat I will perhaps stick to boiling,  but bacon on a bedroom based griddle might work nicely!

I had this on a Czech place in Chelyabinsk, it looks like an infection but I can promise you it was lovely! Place is called Koza, or Goat I think.

It's a käsewurst (pork and cheese) German-style sausage with a proper British-style skin on it, best of both worlds....

Like I say, it does look a bit like a dose of the clap so be warned....



And another dismembered version...


This picture belongs to some women only site.

Offline Volshe

  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4243
  • Country: 00
  • Gender: Female
    • moderndayruth
  • Spouses Country: Narnia
  • Status: Just Looking
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2015, 12:09:01 PM »
Your breakfast menu is tempting, but it is what I eat in a whole day. And I spend 2 hours in the gym!!! :hidechair:

(I believe) Andy wasn't being serious ;)
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams

Online andrewfi

  • Supporting Member
  • Member
  • *
  • Posts: 16978
  • Country: gb
  • Gender: Male
    • Articles About Almost Anything!
Re: Coffee/tea making facilities in Russian hotel rooms
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2015, 01:33:58 PM »

Andrew, I am an older and respectable man now, on a diet. Your breakfast menu is tempting, but it is what I eat in a whole day. And I spend 2 hours in the gym!!! :hidechair:

Oh dear,  my breakfasts here would give you a coronary then....http://www.crowncarveries.co.uk/offer/unlimitedbreakfasts/

Breakfast like a king,  lunch like a prince,  supper like a pauper!


Ste,  those sossies, they do look most unhealthy,  diseased.
...everything ends always well; if it’s still bad, then it’s not the end!