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.
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.
Ukrainian dumplings, how could you not like these? They are delicious, filled with many different things, and with sauce to dip.
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.
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.
Moving on to Poland, I am eating a ton of meat now. Luckily I am walking a lot, trying to compensate!