Just got two reports. First, about a prostitution and drugs bust there yesterday in one of Moscow’s advertising papers: http://www.metronews.ru/novosti/v-stolice-zaderzhali-30-prostitutok-iz-v-etnama/Tpoldm—Ny2vsVztUYwaM/, which sort of implies the market is still there. Second, an eyewitness report it is business as usual. See Vietnamese market >> I’M ASKED ABUT IT REGULARLY AND WILL APPRECIATE AN UPDATE.
Called Клуб разумных покупателей (klub razumnykh pokupateley, club of intelligent buyers). Moved to Ulitsa Anatolia Zhivova 6, under the “Гирлянды” sign. Eight minutes walk from Metro 1905. MORE>>
www.siroedov.ru, Russian only. A standard selection of overpriced “health” type items. Order via their site, pick up things at Maly Kiselny 6, apt. 1, (495) 727-8139. Among items noticed is birch tar soap, a delightfully stinking thing.
Лусюнь (Lu-sung?), Metro Profsoyuznaya, ul. Krizhanovskogo 18, korpus 1, daily 11am to 11pm. Described by a Chinese food fan as highly authentic, with huge servings and nobody speaking either Russian or English. The menu is in pictures.
Spelt is reported to be available at Ulitsa Zhivova 6 (Metro 1905 Goda).
Bolshaya Tatarskaya. I don’t remember the number. A very basic and CHEAP cafe. 100-150 roubles will get you a proper meal. A few steps from my apartment for rent. No booze naturally, and the menu is meat-centered although a serious salad is always be available.
Рыбный рынок (rybny rynok, fish market), Pyatnitsky pereulov 2. Look for Elena the butcher under the sign “Деревенское мясо” (derevenskoye myaso, village meat). Small eggs from young chicken at 100 roubles per 10.
Next to her is a stall with Ukrainian (Lviv) and Belarus beer but I think I’ve already listed it.
I’ve been for some time hearing rumours of sightings of Borjomi in Moscow. It disappeared from the time of the conflict over South Osetia and Abkhazia in 2008. Today I ran into Borjomi in Rybny Rynok (Fish Market) MORE>>
Who asked me where to get one of these old-fashioned pan handles that fit any pan? Here it is. Found it on the second level of the Alexeyevsky market. Much inferior to old ones but better than current Chinese versions with moving parts. MORE>>
Как есть (a play of words: either “How to eat” or “As is”). Trekhprudny pereulok 11/13, stroyeniye 2. If you need to impress, either yourself or others, especially your new Russian g/f, that the sort of place.