What to eat in Poland: From pierogies to the Polish version of Bunny Chow

2019-04-16 15:09
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Poland is pretty darn cold for most of the year, which has resulted in a very hearty, carb-loaded local menu. And a lot of vodka also helps. 

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Here's what to eat when visiting Poland: 

Pierogi ruskie

Yummy dumplings filled with cream cheese and potato is part of a staple Polish diet. But you can also find these doughy pockets filled with meat, mushrooms and cabbage all across the country. 

Best enjoyed with a good local beer!

Zurek

This might just be the perfect soup to fight winter with. When visiting Poland, be sure to indulge in a hearty sausage, egg and sour rye soup. Usually served inside a hollowed-out loaf of bread. Basically a Bunny Chow. 

Paczki

Have a sweet tooth? Get a doughnut served in a variety of flavours, from chocolate to rose - there are many options to choose from. And Culture Trip says this sugary treat is traditionally enjoyed just before Lent on a day referred to as Fat Thursdays.  

Bigos

Served with a shot of vodka, this stew is jam-packed with goodness. No, really. Ingredients include red cabbage, sauerkraut, cured ham, pork, bacon bits and more. It even has berries!

Golabki

The Polish adore their pork and their cabbage, that's for sure. Think soft-boiled cabbage stuffed with pork and then drenched in creamy, home-made tomato sauce. Sound good? 

 

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