Originally Posted by mitmondol
You poor thing, can't you find some hot peppers over there? I know what you mean about missing certain food items, I am still in the same shoes sometimes (moved from Eu to CA)
Had to experiment a lot trying ti initate certain flavors with available ingredients here.
I think it must be harder where you are..
There is probably some kind of bacon (it is everywhere) and some kind of peppers, so just try something!
Thanks for the sympathy, mitmondol
--I've only found one variety of nearly hot peppers and they are so thin it would be difficult to stuff them and they are here only for a short time------you can get imported bacon (the local bacon are "slabs" and I believe meant to just throw in huge pots of soup for flavoring--I've never found it sliced) but the imported supply is always "iffy" at best and $$$$$$. So, I do understand your problems, too. At least in this expat community people call each other when a hard to find ingredient shows up and then it's gone with the winds of the steppes for another 3 months.
But I sure do enjoy reading this thread and seeing the different variations.