Each country has its own cuisine that when you go there, you must immediately discover the unique dishes that friends have shared on social networks. For example, in Korea, there are traditional dishes such as Tokbokki, Kimbap, Kimchi, Japchae or in Vietnam there are Pho, Banh Xeo, Banh Cuon, etc. So what are the dishes in Poland? Let’s discover the delicious Polish dishes that you should not miss.
Pierogi is a dish that was imported from Russia and became popular in Poland. The shape of Pierogi Ruskie is very similar to Vietnamese wonton, but the crust is not fermented, the meat can be sweet or salty depending on preference.
This dish can be eaten with butter, sour cream, steamed, fried or cooked with some other dishes. The Poles love to eat potatoes, so Pierogi is also filled with potatoes and is often served during Christian holidays.
Zapiekanka is a street food in Poland from 1970 to present. It is considered a traditional dish in Southern Poland. Dishes include baguettes, cheese, mushrooms, onions, peppers, cold cuts and sausages.
The way to make this dish is also quite simple when you just need to empty the baguette, spread butter and start decorating the rest on top. This dish is more commonly used in the summer than in the winter, because Zapiekanka must be grilled to melt the cheese and serve with your favorite sauce.
Bigos is considered a specialty of Poland. This dish consists of braised meat, stewed sausage mixed with pickled cabbage. Bigos’ sauce is made from hot beer, honey, cinnamon and cloves.
People will marinate the ingredients together for 10-15 minutes and stew until they have a thick, viscous consistency. This dish usually appears in December to March, because this time in Poland is cold, so using Bigos is the most appropriate.
Paczki has a cooking method similar to Vietnamese donuts, because of its spherical shape, orange color when fried, and powdered sugar coating immediately after draining the oil. The ingredients for making this Paczki are different from Vietnamese donuts. consists of flour, eggs and milk that are kneaded into a sphere.
Paczki cake does not have the same plasticity as Vietnamese donuts because of the lack of plain and sticky rice, so this dish is quite similar to bread. In particular, the inside is made from stewed plum jam combined with wild rose petal jam. This dish has a flowing filling, a unique taste and is suitable for light meals.
If you have the opportunity to set foot in this colorful and happy country. Don’t forget to enjoy all the Polish dishes and let me know in the comments how it tastes.