You’ve Gotta Eat This: Pierogi
They're possibly the best form of dumpling.
What is it? Pierogi (or Perogi) are a traditional Polish dumpling dish. Similar to the Russian pelmeni or the Ukranian varenyky but with an extra special Polish twist.
Where can you get it? Across Poland, but arguably the best can be found at Pierozki u Vincenta a small restaurant in the Polish capital of Krakaw.
What’s in it? The traditional pierogi are made from unleavened dough, stuffed to the brim with fillings and then boiled.
Fillings include potatoes, onions, cheese, cabbage, mushrooms, spinach and different forms of meat. There’s also a selection of sweeter versions filled with fruits like apple, cherries, strawberries and blueberries.
Our pick from Pierozki u Vincenta are the pierogi z piekta rodem which translates to the Pierogi from Hell – chicken with red beans an a heap of chilli. You’ll probably need to air your tongue out after ingesting these.
Is it good for you? Kinda… they’re pretty small so be prepared to inhale a dozen or so.
How much does it cost? Similar to your Chinese dumplings, these are remarkably cheap. At Pierozki u Vincenta, you can get 10 for around 10 zt ($3.80 AUD).
(Images: Pierozki u Vincenta)