February 23, 2023

9 Traditional Russian Dishes To Try When In Russia


Blini is a wheat pancake rolled with various fillings: jam, cheese, sour cream, caviar, onions, or even chocolate syrup.

It is impossible to imagine modern Russian cuisine without such a traditional dish as pelmeni, or dumplings.

Beef stroganoff consists of sauteed beef strips served in a creamy sauce with mushrooms or tomatoes, often served with rice.

Briny and sharp, Ikra is often served on dark, crusty bread or with blini, which are like pancakes or crepes.

Borscht is a beetroot soup that actually originated in Ukraine and was quickly adopted as a Russian specialty as well.

Okroshka is a cold soup that originated in the Volga region. It’s a mix of raw vegetables, boiled potatoes, eggs, and meat.

Red king crab is a species that's native to the Bering Sea and can be found around the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia.

Shashlik is a Russian take on a kebab, and like any kebab, it consists of cubed meat and veggies grilled on skewers.

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