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title: Russian Pirozhki Calzone Shaped Pies

Russian Pirozhki Calzone-Shaped Pies

The Pirozhki Pie (Pierogi, Pirogi) can be filled with so many different stuffings. The most traditional stuffing is minced meat, usually lamb or beef, with chopped onions.

title: Traditional Russian Kvass Drink with Gingersnap Biscuits

Traditional Russian Kvass Drink with Gingersnap Biscuits

There are two types of traditional kvas drinks that you can have when in Russia; Honey or Plain Bread flavor. It is made through a fermentation process.

title: Russian Style Ravioli Meat Dumplings

Russian Style Ravioli Meat Dumplings

These dumplings are a common comfort food in Russia known as Pelmeny , which are made of dough and stuffed with ground meat, onions, and rice.

title: Delicious Freshly Caught Smoked Fish in Russia

Delicious Freshly Caught Smoked Fish in Russia

Cured smoked fish is a traditional appetizer that you would commonly see at a Russian buffet.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: KBAC Tank of Russian Rye Bread Based Ale

KBAC Tank of Russian Rye-Bread-Based Ale

The Kvas drink is the most popular and renowned sweet beverage in Russia made of rye bread.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Popular Russian Salo Raw Bacon Appetizer

Popular Russian Salo Raw Bacon Appetizer

As long as the bacon is more fat than meat in content, its perfect.

title: A Deliciously Cheesy Russian French Meat Casserole

A Deliciously Cheesy Russian French Meat Casserole

There are a number of different dishes you must try when you are on your trip in Russia.

title: Holodnik Cold Beetroot Soup in Russia

Holodnik Cold Beetroot Soup in Russia

This Russian Cold Beetroot Soup is one of the country's most famous traditional dishes. It is usually served with a cold boiled potato on the side.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Ancient Vintage Cast Iron Scales and Weights

Ancient Vintage Cast Iron Scales and Weights

In the typical kitchen of any old Russian home, you will find the antique metal scales that the locals used to use to measure their food.

title: Huge Blocks of Uncut Bacon Salo in Russian Market

Huge Blocks of Uncut Bacon Salo in Russian Market

At the Butcher Shop in Russia, you are likely to find the fattiest kinds of bacon (which are usually preferred) to serve as appetizers at your party.

title: Black Salmon Caviar Traditionally Served on Ice in Russia

Black Salmon Caviar Traditionally Served on Ice in Russia

Traditionally, Russians prefer to have this expensive black caviar (ykra or ikra) served on toasted bread slices with a dab of butter.

title: Assortment of Fresh Vegetables at the Buffet

Assortment of Fresh Vegetables at the Buffet

Traditionally, when you visit a restaurant in Moscow serving Russian cuisine, you sometimes would receive a platter of vegetables including cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, and peppers on the side with your hors d'oeuvres or main dishes.

title: Appetizers at the Buffet Table in Russian Restaurant

Appetizers at the Buffet Table in Russian Restaurant

The Okroshka soup is usually served cold and is most enjoyed in the summer time.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Russian Comfort Food with Fish

Russian Comfort Food with Fish

This casserole dish is composed of chunks of fresh salmon, broccoli, and potatoes then topped with cheese and baked in the oven.

title: Traditional Russian Chebureki Platter

Traditional Russian Chebureki Platter

The Cheburekki is a turnover pastry dough that is usually filled with a mix of beef or lamb and onions, and then fried.

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title: Russian Potato Mushroom and Cheese Casserole

Russian Potato Mushroom and Cheese Casserole

This delicious traditional entree, Zhulyen, can also be called "Potatoes Romanoff".

title: Russian Kvas Drink Made of Rye

Russian Kvas Drink Made of Rye

You can have this delicious fermented ale beer style beverage with a honey flavoring as well.

title: Big Tea Pot and Miniature Tea Pot made of Porcelain with Unique Creative Orange Designs and Traditional Russian Bagels

Big Tea Pot and Miniature Tea Pot made of Porcelain with Unique Creative Orange Designs and Traditional Russian Bagels

In Russia, they are famous for their Bublik, which is very similar to a bagel. Its dough is made of flour, butter, milk, sugar, salt, and egg whites, and is boiled before baking just like a bagel and other bread products in the class known as Baranka or Sushki in Russian.

title: Traditional Blini Russian Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream

Traditional Blini Russian Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream

There is an entire event known as the Maslenitsa Festival dedicated to the traditional Russian dish, Blinyz, which are a type of thin cooked pancakes.

title: Bratina Gold Jewel Encrusted Vase Cup at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna  Austria

Bratina Gold Jewel Encrusted Vase Cup at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria

Bratina (Verbrüderungsschale) was sculpted by an unknown artist from Moscow. It has pearls, rubies, emeralds, gold, and sapphires all over.

title: Tray of Typical Russian Food in Local Restaurant in Russia

Tray of Typical Russian Food in Local Restaurant in Russia

In this assortment of food, there is a bowl of famous Golubtsy (stuffed cabbage), two bowls of Pelmeni (meat dumpling soup, and two plates of Syrniki with Kessel ( fried quark pancakes with red currant juice and berries).

title: A Closer Look at the Russian Pelmeni Meat Dumplings on the Inside

A Closer Look at the Russian Pelmeni Meat Dumplings on the Inside

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title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Traditional Caviar and Blini  Russian Pancakes  in Russia

Traditional Caviar and Blini (Russian Pancakes) in Russia

Russian pancakes are known as Blini, and are usually served with caviar, sour cream, jam, and sometimes chocolate!

title: Sandwiches of Caviar and Butter in the Zakuska Appetizer Menu

Sandwiches of Caviar and Butter in the Zakuska Appetizer Menu

This is the most common and most eaten sandwich in Russia consisting of sliced bread that are buttered and then topped with red caviar.

title: Traditional Russian Bublik  бублик  in Russia

Traditional Russian Bublik (бублик) in Russia

This type of bread is boiled before being baked in the oven, and resembles the shape of the typical bagel, but chewier and more dense.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Delicious Rolled Cut Blini with Caviar Dish in Russia

Delicious Rolled Cut Blini with Caviar Dish in Russia

Blini are thinly cooked pancakes made of buckwheat; they are a typical Russian dish, usually served with caviar (ikra), smoked salmon, and sour cream (smetana).

title: Different Varieties of Smoked Fish on Display in Restaurant

Different Varieties of Smoked Fish on Display in Restaurant

Russian style smoked fish is not that easy to make and therefore, it is easier to buy them in the local market.

title: White Porcelain Tea Pot with Strawberry Jam

White Porcelain Tea Pot with Strawberry Jam

"чайку-с?" is a popular phrase in Russia, which translates to "Some tea?", in English. Whenever you have tea, traditionally you accompany your drink with biscuits or some sweet treat like jam in this case!

title: Russian Kulebyaka Pie with Salmon

Russian Kulebyaka Pie with Salmon

This savory pie is made of salmon, rice, mushrooms, onions and dill. It is considered a comfort food in Russia

title: Russian Apple Sharlotka Muffins

Russian Apple Sharlotka Muffins

The Sharlotka is a Russian Apple Cake that uses only four ingredients and is one of Russia's traditional desserts.

title: Chebureki Pies at the Buffet in Local Russian Restaurant

Chebureki Pies at the Buffet in Local Russian Restaurant

Chebureki are traditional Russian fried dumplings usually filled with meat (beef or lamb) and onions.

title: Traditional Shashlyk Skewers on the Smoky Grill in Russian Restaurant

Traditional Shashlyk Skewers on the Smoky Grill in Russian Restaurant

The meat is marinated prior to placing on the grill and is served up with a traditional plum sauce and onions.

title: Traditional Russian Fruit Zapekanka Cheese Cake Dessert with Berries

Traditional Russian Fruit Zapekanka Cheese Cake Dessert with Berries

Wild Berry cobblers are very popular in the northern part of the world where the winters are harsh and cold. Forget your diet when you visit lovely Russia, and indulge in one of the many desserts the country has to offer at their fine restaurants. I would recommend the traditional baked Zapekanka cheesecake.

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Close Up of the Bubbles of the Fried Chebureki Dumpling in Russia

Close Up of the Bubbles of the Fried Chebureki Dumpling in Russia

If you look closely, you can see the many air bubbles that were created in the turnover pastry when it was deep fried!

title: Russia  Siberian Nature

Russia, Siberian Nature

title: Traditional Pelmeni Moscow Dish with Pickle

Traditional Pelmeni Moscow Dish with Pickle

The Pelmeni Moscow is another delicious Russian dumpling dish, where the dough is baked with a combination of eggs, cheese, and dill.

title: A KBAC Kvas Street Vendor in Russia

A KBAC Kvas Street Vendor in Russia

This Russian ale is based on rye bread fermentation and is one of Russia's most popular and most frequently ordered drinks.

title: Antique Russian Samovar Container

Antique Russian Samovar Container

Samovars are old Russian self-boilers that are made of copper. This metal container was used to boil water in the old days.