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  • - Oh, God.

  • - 50% alcohol?

  • - What?

  • - Whoa!

  • (Syrian music)

  • - Syrian Food?

  • - Oh.

  • - I know nothing about Syrian food.

  • - Nada.

  • - Bring it on.

  • - Al Mimas Arak, 100 proof.

  • - Holy shit.

  • - They know how to get down.

  • (laughs)

  • - Oh, man!

  • - It's like Dimetapp, Robitussin.

  • It's growing on me every time I put it back.

  • (laughs)

  • - To the top, you heard the lady.

  • - Activate the grape!

  • - Whoa!

  • - I hate black licorice.

  • - It burns!

  • - It's like what I imagine perfume tastes like.

  • - I'm not Syrian enough.

  • Keith, I'm really drunk.

  • - We are a little bit tipsy.

  • - We are pretty tipsy.

  • - I think it's gonna freak out the white in you, and uh...

  • - (screams) I just saw it!

  • (screams)

  • (laughs)

  • - Eww, don't pick it up!

  • Get that away from me!

  • (laughs)

  • - This is clearly stuffed into intestines.

  • - Possibly. (laughs)

  • - It looks like something I've created before.

  • (retches)

  • - It smells incredible.

  • - Oh yeah!

  • - There's rice, again.

  • - Was that garlic?

  • Get that garlic all on my bowels.

  • - This doesn't taste bad at all.

  • - Tastes like garlic.

  • - This is just a branding problem.

  • - You can get past the look.

  • It's worth it.

  • - Diamond meatball stew.

  • - Ooh!

  • (retches)

  • - Ooh I like that.

  • - Mmm.

  • - Mmm.

  • - Oh yeah.

  • - Oh man, I love it!

  • - I don't know.

  • - What is that?

  • - All I know is that it's good as fuck.

  • - It's so briny.

  • - Kinda sour.

  • - Mucusy.

  • - Creamy, it's a little powdery.

  • - [Voiceover] So it's yogurt?

  • It's yogurt?

  • - Really?

  • - What?

  • - Nothing is more off-putting than the idea of warm yogurt.

  • - Somebody invented this dish when they were like,

  • "Oh no, my yogurt!

  • It's still outside!"

  • - Now wait, wait, wait, it's not totally bad.

  • I've got some meatballs.

  • - Hey cutie pie.

  • Aww!

  • - Aww!

  • - It's like a little Bambi.

  • - What?

  • - Syrian pizza!

  • - Smells like a Jamaican beef patty.

  • - Is it meat baklava?

  • - It smells like pumpkin pie and sausage.

  • - Cheers.

  • - There's even some cinnamon.

  • - Like a meat pastry.

  • - I would definitely eat this again.

  • - Fuck yeah.

  • - Bitch, I wasn't done with that.

  • - Certainly something like my mom would make.

  • Is this goat?

  • - Are there raisins in here?

  • - There's all these like, great, warm spices.

  • - Oh my gosh, this is cinnamony.

  • Smell that?

  • Say goodbye to the rice.

  • - I smell that cardamom.

  • - Oh my God, that is so good.

  • - This is bomb as fuck.

  • - So flavorful.

  • - This is everything.

  • - That is melt in your mouth chicken.

  • - You don't really need teeth for any of this food.

  • - You can call me, boom, Tim Tebow because this is taybeh.

  • - You can give me that maqloubeh any day, child, shit.

  • - Cake time.

  • Cake, cake, cake, cake.

  • - Whoo.

  • - Syrian cake, Syrian cake.

  • - Let's find out what meat we're having now.

  • - Uh.

  • - Oh my gosh, it's so gunky.

  • Is this uncooked dough?

  • - Texture's just right.

  • - I can't watch you do that

  • and then want to eat it. (laughs)

  • - It's got like a floral accent to it.

  • - Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • And the pistachios won't quit.

  • They are just like mmm.

  • Mmm, mmm, mmm.

  • - It's all cheese.

  • - Oh my God.

  • - It's great.

  • - The pastry is so sweet.

  • Mmm.

  • - Make a wedding cake in Knafeh.

  • - I'm marrying you.

  • - Seriously.

  • - Did you say Syria-sly?

  • - Ohhhhhhh.

  • - Nailed it.

  • - Yeah.

  • - They are beautiful people with a beautiful culture,

  • and beautiful food.

  • - That's good stuff.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Holy shit.

  • (belch)

  • - Ohhhh.

  • I think that was the booze.

- Oh, God.

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Americans Try Syrian Food For The First Time

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    Amy.Lin   posted on 2017/05/12
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