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Shashlik Mashlik, Azerbaijan, 904 Kings Highway

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Shashlik Mashlik, Azerbaijan, 904 Kings Highway

jonkyo | Jun 10, 2013 09:29 AM

I found the experience of eating and drinking in this Azerbaijan restaurant quite nice.

I had a favored item of this region, as well as fried whole flounder. The favored item that I partook of, is the gonads of goat. I first had this, in Riga, Latvia, at a Russian restaurant there. Since I have found that the region of the Caucasus also is quite fond of gonads from four legged animals, and is easily located on menus in such restaurants serving food from the Kavkaz region (The Caucasus).

Chicken gonads I have only eaten in Taiwan. They are surprisingly large, and always found at weddings and such. This does indicate some regional differences.

Shashlik Mashlik does not have a license to serve liquor, so one must bring ones own alcohol to this establishment. The parties of natives that share the same region with the cuisine had whiskey, vodka, and wine. Our party brought beer, purchased at the 7 / 11 just down the road.

The service was fine. The fun was live entertainment from a singer of Armenian descent, but who grew up in Russia. He is the dj also, and the music is quite nice, and is regionally from The Caucasus and Russia.

If you go Friday or Saturday in the evening, their is live music and dj, and plan on dining with natives from that region, and Russia.

Be sure to try their fruit juice made from scratch, and with nothing added, meaning no sugar added. It is excellent.

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