Europe,  Food,  Ukraine

Ukraine: Must Try Foods you Need to Know

I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious the food was in Ukraine! I am not sure if the fact that it was cold outside or that the food reminded me of my father helped my feelings…I do think that if I was there in the heat of summer the food would have been far too heavy. Luckily for me, the cold was alive and present.


A classic, traditionally made from meat or bone stock, vegetables, and beet sour (fermented beetroot juice). Every restaurant serves this.

One of the lesser appetizing soups I snagged a pic of.

Chicken Kyiv

Stuffed chicken fillet coated with eggs and bread crumbs, and either fried or baked. So so so good, I had it with truffle mashed potatoes like a straight G.

Original version!


Ukrainian dumplings, how could you not like these? They are delicious, filled with many different things, and with sauce to dip.

Potato dumplings.
Favorite: spinach.

Georgian Food

YUM. I almost booked a ticket to Georgia after eating a few times at a Georgian restaurant. Someone told me to try the food while I was in Ukraine, as besides being in Georgia itself, it is the best. I loved it, it was amazing but weird at times and comforting. I went a few times as a treat to myself since it was a little more fancy than other places.



Beef/vegetable stew – I often ate an eggplant goulash. I am not sure if this is common or I just love eggplant.

Pitiful photo of some goulash.

Kyiv Cake

A classic to eat, the cake has a TON of sugar. It was a bit too much for me. The layers are meringue, buttercream, chocolate, and hazelnuts.

Unfocused slice of cake.

Moving on to Poland, I am eating a ton of meat now. Luckily I am walking a lot, trying to compensate!


One Comment

  • Andrea Lindberg

    Yum!! Borscht, I’d love to try an authentic borscht! Dumplings, of course, especially vegetable ones! Eggplant goulash, I can’t even imagine, grandpa would be in heaven! Comfort food!

    (You do know your dad hates beets and isn’t a big fan of eggplant-perhaps I can start convincing him…) LOL

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