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Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you.

Russian cuisine — as well as language, thinking, and lifestyle — is difficult to perceive. The Russians like borsch and okroshka, buckwheat porridge and kholodets. About vodka is generally a separate conversation! Today we have collected the Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you.

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you.

10.Kholodets

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Kholodets is a separate category of cold appetizers. This dish is liked by many Russians, and in many houses with pleasure prepare it. The main ingredients of kholodets are chopped meat and rich meat broth.

9.Kvass

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Kvass is an ancient Slavic beverage in which approximately 1.2% of ethyl alcohol is formed at the expense of fermentation process. This drink is particularly relevant with the sourish taste during the summer because it quenches thirst perfectly.

8.Salo

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Salo is pork fat in its purest form. Russians usually eat it salty together with a piece of black bread and garlic.

7.Sauerkraut

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you.

It is a vegetable that has been pre-shredded and canned under the influence of lactic acid. Sauerkraut is a traditional dish of Russians, which is widely used in salads and garnishes.

6.Okroshka soup

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Okroshka is a popular summer dish of Russian cuisine. Traditional Okroshka is shredded fresh vegetables and meat, filled with cold liquid (kefir or kvass).

5.Herring Under Fur Coat

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Herring Under Fur Coat (Shuba) — traditional salad in Russia. Its main ingredients are salted herring, boiled beet, boiled carrots, boiled potatoes, and mayonnaise.

4.Dill

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

In Russia dill is used mainly in salads and soups (in as seasonings). According to statistics, a regular Russian eats 1.6 kg of dill a year.

3.Compote

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Compote is a sweet dish that is prepared from fresh, dried and canned fruits and berries. The Russians can use it instead of the juice.

2.Kissel

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

Berry Kissel is a real Russian winter drink. Kissel is prepared on the basis of broth of berries, sugar, and starch. By the way, before the appearance of potatoes in Russia, Kissel was considered not a drink or dessert, but a full meal and cooked it not from starch, but from rye, oatmeal broth.

1.Buckwheat

Top 10 Russian dishes and products that will surprise you

In Russia in food consume buckwheat groats. Buckwheat boiled and served as a side dish or from it prepare porridge. In Russia, residents eat with everything: meat, fish, vegetables, milk, sugar, and berries.

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