Top 10 Russian foods

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Though Russia, the lifeless, unbearably cold country appears to be a dull choice when it comes to cuisine but don’t go wrong here! Russians are not just the leaders when it comes to war machines, they are quite brainy with their food too. Rightly said, a happy stomach is the way to a healthy brain. We take you to this roller coaster ride to explore the sweet and the sour, the bright and the vivid delicacies from the country of the soviets.

 

10. Sweet-Sour Cabbage:

 

 

 

Basically, its Cabbage cooked in red wine vinegar, apple sauce, butter and onions but enough to leave you asking for more. Diced apples, sugar, bay leaves and cloves added on top. Just as the name describes – sweet and sour. The apple and apple sauce balances out the sourness of the red wine vinegar and complements the crunch of the cabbage.

 

 

9. Chak Chak

 

 

 

Deep fried balls or little logs of unleavened dough and topped with hot honey syrup make up an amazing dish, never to be forgotten. The pile of honey coated dough balls is usually left to harden before eating. Deep-fried dough and honey is a combination everyone ought to taste at least once. Chak-Chak is particularly popular among the Tatars, where you can find it being sold in every city and village.

 

 

8. Morozhenoe

 

 

 

Believe it or not, one fact about Russians only slightly less known than their obsession with vodka, is their love of ice cream. Unlike the United States, where when you think of ice cream, you think of hot, summer days, and the annoyingly catchy jingle of the ice cream truck driving around your block, in Russia, people buy ice cream year round! Cold and creamy. Russians love their ice cream as much as they love their vodka. You’ll find little morozhenoe push carts on every corner in Moscow. The ice cream uses a lot of rich dairy and is usually topped with chocolate or strawberries.

 

 

7. Shashlik

 

 

Kebab lovers are sure to find a treat to their tongue with Shashlik. A kind of shesh kebab made over an open fire. You can use any kind of meat, though Russians prefer pork. The marinade ingredients vary from region to region as well, ranging from red wine to vinegar to pomegranate juice. Numerous tiny restaurants that specialize in shashlik. Traditional Russian shashlik is made over a wood fire with herb leaves often tossed in to enhance the flavor.

 

 

6. Pirozhki

 

 

 

Whether you’re on for a feast or looking for a quick bite, these stuffed breads are Russia’s favorite. Pirozhki, also transliterated as piroshki or pyrizhky, are a Russian puff pastry which consists of individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings with origins in Russia and Ukraine. Small pockets of dough are filled with cabbage and hard-cooked egg before baking.

 

 

5. Pelmeni

 

 

 

Dumplings made from thin, unleavened dough and filled with minced meat, onions, mushrooms, and sometimes, turnip. Like a particularly Russian variant of the Chinese dumpling. The dough is what makes this special. It’s also pretty flexible and can accommodate any kind of ingredient, which is why it is a favorite among bachelors and students in Russia.

 

 

4. Khachapuri

 

 

 

Khachapuri is a traditional Russian dish of cheese-filled bread. The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, and is shaped in various ways, usually with cheese in the middle and a crust which is ripped off and used to dip in the cheese. The dish closely resembles pizza but this Freshly baked bread is far more cheesier. Freshly baked bread with 4-5 types of cheese on top is even more delicious.

 

 

3. Knish

 

 

 

Our Kachori lovers from India won’t be disappointed if they happen to visit Russia someday: Knish will be there to save the day! Traditional Jewish treat of little golden pastry domes filled with seasoned mashed potatoes and fried onions. A knish is a Jewish Central and Eastern European snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough that is either baked, grilled, or deep fried.

 

 

2. Blini

 

 

 

Thin, crepe-like pancakces made from unleavened dough, usually topped with savory or sweet toppings such as minced beef, caviar, or apples. Tastes compares to Crepes but only more savory. A Russian favorite is to top blinis with caviar, which makes for very interesting breakfast fare.

 

 

1. Olivie

 

 

 

Russian salads are known throughout the globe for their out of the box texture and unbelievable taste. It resembles a potato salad, of sorts, with the addition of other cooked vegetables and meat. In the original salad, cooked wild meat was used, but now most people use bologna or some other type of sausage meat. This is as traditional as the Thanksgiving turkey. One of the best advantages of making a big batch of “Olivie” is the leftovers the next day. All the components of the salad mingle and meld to create a hearty, comforting salad.

 

 

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