Sunday, September 9, 2012

Food in Warsaw, part 2

Lunch today was in a place recommended in just about every guide, a place simply called 'Pierrogeria', perched in a little street in the Old Town, which specialises in the Polish food par excellence, the pierogi, similar to pelmeni in Russia and ravioli in Italy and dumplings in China--little pasta parcels filled with various things. Pierogi come in boiled, baked, roasted and fried varieties. We shared a plate of boiled sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi and a plate of baked meat, cabbage and prunes pierogi, both served with onion sauce and a mixed salad of carrot, cabbage and spring onion. The pierogi were delicious, much better than the ones we had the other day in Krakow at Raspberry Grandmother's, which were too heavy because fried. These were lighter, the pasta thinner, the fillings very tasty and very freshly-made(we had to wait a while for them.) Good value too, even though it's in the Old Town which is normally tourist trap central--75 zloty for the whole meal including drinks, or about $25 or so.
We've been doing a lot of walking which is just as well as Polish food is not what you'd call light!

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