Food

31 August 2021

Eat like the Russians when you’re in Russia, bracing yourself for hearty servings of frozen, calorie-laden cuisine with delicious smoothies and juices.

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff, named after the richest and most noble families of the country, is a dish that emerged in the 19th century and is popular around the world. The delicious taste accompanied by small pieces of beef or veal in sour cream sauce is one of the delicacies that you must taste at least once. It is usually accompanied by different side dishes or various vegetables. Get ready for a delicious Beef Stroganoff...

Pyshki

Although it looks like a donut, Pyshki is one of St. Petersburg’s most delicious treats. Hot pyshki, which is an undeniable part of the city’s traditional dessert and culture, has an unforgettable taste, especially in cold seasons.

Leningradsky rassolnik

A very popular soup in Russia, Leningradsky rassolnik is traditionally prepared using pickles and pickle brine. The pickle has a very special place in Russia. In Soviet times, the recipe for rassolnik used to be made with meat and barley.

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Pelmeni

The famous Russian dumplings contain ground beef and chopped onions in a simple unleavened dough, often a mixture of beef and pork, and are usually topped with dill. This delicious delicacy is served with sour cream or butter. Pelmeni can also be served in soup style, usually in broth.

Solyanka

This sweet and sour soup is popular not only in Russia but also in other countries of the former Soviet Union and has many variations. Russian Solyanka always has as a starting point pickled cucumbers, potatoes, and sour cream, meat (mixture of beef, sausage, pork, and chicken), fish (sturgeon, salmon, or crayfish) or mushrooms, cooked in brine.

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Blini

The crepe-like pancakes are made from buckwheat flour and served with sour cream, jam, fruit, smoked salmon, and yes ‘caviar.’

Koryushka

These lightly fried fragrant fish are native to St. Petersburg, where they call the Neva River home. They are served in a variety of ways with different sauces, and you can usually find this delicacy Koryushka year-round, during the prime season in April when the temperatures rise, and the icy rivers thaw.

Okroshka

If you are visiting this impressive city during the summer, you should definitely try this cold soup. Accompanied by fermented rye bread, kvass is accompanied by raw vegetables, boiled potatoes, and meat.

Zharkoe

Meat and potato stew is made from beef, chicken, pork, or lamb. Perfect for cold Russian evenings.

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Chai Tea

It’s certainly no secret that vodka is arguably the national drink of Russia, but let’s not forget Chai: the typical spicy Russian tea. Be prepared to enjoy it with a range of sweet and savory sides, but don’t drink it during a proper meal… Save it for later.