Polish food and dishes
Polish food and dishes Reviews
What one should try Nov 27, 2008
Most of us, who are travelling, also want to get to know the culture. To me, food is always a part of this culture so here I'm going to give some suggestions what is worth trying out in Poland:
It's the Polish national dish and you should be able to get it in almost every traditional restaurant. It's somethink like a stew of sauerkraut, Polish sausage, fungi and - depending on the recipe - some other ingredients. Even if you aren't a fan of sauerkraut: Try it! I haven't met anyone yet, who didn't like it.
- Rose ice cream:
In Poland, roses aren't used only for perfumes and bath oil. On carnival, the bakeries are full of doughnuts of all different kinds. But the most traditional are these with rose jam - yummy! The same is with ice cream. If you're lucky, Grycan or Slodki Wentzl will have it on offer. Then just take advantage of that and try it out! It's delicious!
- Raised pastries with cheese
For lovers of cheesecake this should be the heaven on earth. The cheese filling of these pastries isn't so sweet, not so fat (at least it didn't make this impression), with a wonderful light sourish touch of the curd. At the underpass at the planty near Krakow main station there is a little snack bar wich normally sells baguettes and so on. However, in front of it they have an even smaller stand with this pastry. It is the best you can get in Krakow. It's always fresh and they put more cheese on it than anywhere else :-)
- Kotlety a devolaille
Nothing for people who want to lose weight: It's a roulade mostly of chicken or pork fillet, filled with butter and parsley, breaded and often served with cooked potatoes. And it's so delicious when you cut it and dip the potatoes in this parsley-butter with the aroma of the meat, yummy!
You can get them with all kinds of fillings: Sweet with aplles or blueberrys and cream on it, vegeterian with sauerkraut and fungi or russian style (with cheese, potatoes, roastet onions and lots of pepper) or with meat. One can get them just cooked or fried, which makes them richer. No matter which of them you choose, you'll like it!
Almost every region has its traditional snack. In Germany, it's the pretzel, in Krakow it's the obwarzanek. It's a ringlike piece of dough ( it has something of a bagel) and you can get it with salt, poppy seeds, sesame or - but this has come up in the last few years - cheese. My favourites are the ones with poppy seeds.
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