Widely billed Poland’s National dish, this doughy delight can be enjoyed on the streets and in “pierogarnia” restaurants that specialise in making it. Unleavened wheat flour is kneaded into a dough, rolled out thinly, and filled with something savoury or sweet. So far, so simple. But it is in the choice of fillings that the petite Pierogi blows you away! Meat, potatoes, strawberries, onions, spinach, cherries, cheese, sauerkraut, blueberries—take your pick! Chefs like to serve pierogi with sour cream or butter, and garnish it with small pieces of bacon, onions or mushrooms.
Fast fact: the word ‘pierogi’ is plural, indicating that you are never meant to eat only one at a time.
Smacznego! (That’s Polish for ‘bon appetit’).
Input: TS writer Megha Uppal