Perfect for anytime of day, a blini can be sweet or savoury depending on the toppings you choose. Of course I had to try both! I had a sweet one with jam and a savoury one with salmon. I enjoyed both, but it was the jam one that I went back for more of at breakfast.
I’m not a big beetroot fan, but after being advised that this is a popular dish in Russia, I had to give it a try. After being skeptical about my order, I couldn’t have been happier when it arrived. The beetroot gives the soup a vibrant colour, but it’s not overly powerful. I found borscht extremely tasty and perfect for a rainy afternoon.
Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms
My boyfriend and I shared these potatoes with our soups for lunch and they were one of my favourite eats in Moscow. A simple collection of potatoes, mushrooms and onions all fried together to create a quick and delicious meal.
A pirozhki is a small pie made from bread and stuffed with a variety of different fillings. We had these a couple of times and one of the best things about them is that they can be enjoyed at any time of day. The bread is baked and filled with meats and vegetables; my personal favourite was mushroom.
Palmeni are thin dough with meat and fish fillings and the ones I ate were buttery and delicious. Like a lot of things in Moscow, these were served with sour cream and were great for sharing.
I tried selyodka at a stolovaya, which is a traditional, Soviet Russia cafeteria. These are great places for trying Russian food and being a lover of fish the selyodka caught my eye. The pickled herring is served with onions and was a dish that I thoroughly enjoyed.
This is not just any old ice cream, but it is old. Originally developed in Paris, this ice cream became part of Russian life during the Soviet Union. Head to Gum department store where you can get some of the most loved ice cream in the city.