Most people associate pelmeni with Siberia, and many recipes and references to the dish call it "Siberian dumplings." Pelmeni probably did originate in Siberia, where hundreds or even thousands could be made, and then frozen and stored outside during the long winters. These dumplings became very popular all over Europe as well as in Ukraine. Varenyky, on the other hand, is quintessential Ukrainian traditional dish, also known as «pierogi». Varenyky can be described as Ukrainian traditional dumplings. Conveniently varenyky can be made out of the cheapest ingredients available. Dough is a simple mix of flour, water and salt. And stuffing can be anything: from mashed potatoes with mushrooms and fried onions, pickled cabbage, minced meat and even cherries.
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«Zamis» takes these popular local dishes to the whole new level. This street food joint is proud to use only the highest quality products for their dishes: farmers’ meat and cheeses, herbs and vegetables. Pelmeni with chicken, shrimp, pork, cheese and walnut paste are among most popular foodies’ choices. The restaurant also offers signature chicken broth «pelmeni soup» and very popular Olivier salad (one of the must-have attributes of New Year celebration in central and eastern Ukraine).
Read about another popular pelmeni place, called P.Pelmeni, here.
Address: 2/3, Zolotovoritska street, Kyiv.
Image source: "Zamis" Facebook profile.