Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Giant Movie Night: Cairo Station Rations

Cairo Station

GMN Week nine
Film: Cairo Station (1958).
Snack: All bought in Cairo, Egypt, on our recent vacation: Choco Wafer (coconut cream and chocolate wafer made by National Food Company Americana CAKE of Saudi Arabia); Hazelnut Cream KitKat (made in Albania, as far as I could tell from the packaging); and Miaow Miaow 108 Chicken Crackers (Keropok Perisa Ayam), made in Malaysia and containing "vegetarian chicken powder"
Guests: Dan.
Outcome: A story of unions and union-busting, foreign chocolate candy bars being superior to U.S. chocolate candy bars, love, rage, fiery women, train travel, and lameness.  It was a passion-filled evening!

Also, Miaow Miaow Chicken Crackers are probably not meant to be cat food, but the packaging is confusing.  They look and taste a little styrofoam-y.

And -- the director's mini film on Cairo in the 90s that is included with the Cairo Station DVD is worth watching.

Snacks from Egypt
Several Egyptian snack purchases remain. I'll be eating more soon.


Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

Try the locally made Cheetos Crunchy in the LE 1 bags made by Chipsy. Check the ingredient list; corn, oil, cheese flavour. They don't stain your fingers orange, taste great, and you can pronounce everything in them.

Jennette said...

Thanks for the comment and recommendation! We may be returning to Cairo, so I'll keep an eye out for those.

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