For the Love of Pierogi

I have a confession to make.

I stopped in Poland to get my Pierogi fix.

Or at least, when I realised I was pretty close to Poland, I was excited to cross the border and get some (lots) of Pierogi in my belly. In fact I may have had it several times, yes in 36hrs! I mean I love food, really love it. Like, I may have perhaps planned to spend a day in Poland just to get my Pierogi fix.

My first experience of Pierogi
Pierogi, for those who don't know are little dumplings, kind of somewhere between large ravioli and Japanese style dumplings. They can be filled with pretty much anything, and come in sweet and savoury, too. Popular Pierogi fillings are Ruskie, which is potato, cheese and onion, meat and onion, sauerkraut, and mushroom. Tho' my favourite are the cheese and spinach which a dollop of sour cream. For the sweet ones you can get blueberry, strawberry, or white curds, tho' I've never really been in the mood to try sweet ones. Especially since the savoury ones are super filling!

There are whole restaurants dedicated to Pierogi in Poland, you can get other dishes, too, but the menu will be pages and pages of different combinations of fillings. Or you can go to a milk bar and try all sorts of Polish food and favourites in there. Often tho' the menu will solely be in Polish, so you'll have to muddle your way through.

Pierogi is so filling, and so perfect on a cold winter day. In fact before I took my second walking tour in Warsaw, I went and filled my belly with these yummy little dumplings. In fact that time I took the meat ones, they were delicious, I'm never disappointed by Pieorgi, they were as good as I remembered from the first time.

I love them so much, I couldn't even wait to take a bite before taking a photo

Look at the cute plate it came on, too. 

Oh Pierogi, I don't know when I'll get my next fix, but I sure am looking forward to it.

What food have you fallen in love with whilst travelling?



Comments

  1. First thing i will be eating when we land poland in May

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  2. The great thing about living in London is the sheer number of Polish/ Easten European delis where you can buy these, or rather, pelamini, which are the Russian version (they are smaller, is the main difference). Bet they are better in country though. Cool!

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    1. We don't have any of that down here-- tho' I did find the dough in the supermarket the other day.

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  3. Why did I read this before breakfast? Tummy grumble.

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    1. Omm nom nom, tho' I don't know if I'd want Pieorgi for breakfast!

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  4. This is the best reason to visit a country. I love pierogis!

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    1. Isn't it just ;) food is always a good reason.

      It'd be like going to Naples and not having pizza.

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  5. I must admit, I went to Poland in 2012 and Pierogi was basically the highlight. (Pierogi, soup, and chocolate to be specific).

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  6. Yummmmmy!!!! Dedicating a day to eating food is totally something I would do, too. These pierogis looks phenomenal!

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  7. The real thing is sooo much better than the frozen duds I bought back in America. Never have tried the sweet ones, either; must do!

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    1. It's nice to have a treat when I get to Poland but I still wish I could get them here.....

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  8. Interesting - had never heard of Pierogi so you've introduced me to something new. Will have to try it when I'm in the area!

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  9. Hate to admit... didn't really know what a pirogi was! I guess I always thought it was some kind of meat dish, so thanks for introducing me to the variety available. Cheese, mushrooms, spinach... yum!! Sounds delish!

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    1. Apparently you're not the only one!

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  10. I used to not really like pierogis since the only experience I've had with them were the frozen ones you get in the supermarkets here. But one day, my boss, who is Ukrainian, made some for me and I was in love! I can't wait to try some when I make my way to Poland one day!

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    1. Yup, you should, they are All The Love

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  11. Ahhh yes the pierogi - how can you not love it ... yummmm!

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  12. Oh man, I love pierogis! I'm sure they one I eat here in the US are nothing compared to the ones in Europe though. Makes me want to visit Poland just to eat all trip!

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  13. I too would be eating these before taking a photo too!!

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    1. I just love, and its like burek, I can't get it here!

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  14. I LOVE pierogis... and to be honest, starting my Baltics trip this year in Poland definitely had a bit to do with how much I love Polish food! :)

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  15. My heritage is Ukranian so I grew up eating perogies. We used to make them at home from scratch. It's pretty time consuming but you can make a huge bunch of them and freeze them for later! I love making them nowadays too, though usually only for special occasions :) I love onion, potato, and also the ones with mushrooms or sauerkraut! Mmmmm.

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    1. Awww lucky thing, I only discovered them a couple of years ago!

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  16. I was in Krakow for only a couple days as well and I stuffed my face with these pillows of goodness every day. They're just too good and so much variety! I wouldn't mind having some perogies right now to be honest.

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    1. That was the first place I had them! They were so good

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