A trip to Poland would be incomplete without sampling some of the country’s traditional and tasty dishes.
We’ve put together this list of 11 delicious dishes that you need to eat in Poland.
If there’s one dish you need to eat in Poland, it’s pierogi.
Pierogi are polish dumplings made of thinly rolled dough that’s steamed or fried, and then stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings. Popular fillings include meat, mushroom, cheese, or strawberries and blueberries.
Zurek is a white creamy soup served with bacon, sausage, onion and even a hard boiled egg. We know it sounds weird, but trust us – it works!
Kielbasa is type of Polish sausage and is served with grilled onions, pickles and sauerkraut.
Juicy and full of flavour – Kielbasa gives German sausage a run for it’s money.
Golonka is Poland’s national dish and after you’ve tried it, you’ll see why it was one of our favourite things to eat in Poland.
The slow cooked Pork knuckle is bursting with flavour and the meat is so tender it literally falls off the bone.
Bigos is a very traditional Polish dish, made with shredded white cabbage, meat, sausage, wild mushrooms, onions and tomatoes.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Hunter’s Stew,’ Bigos is a hearty dish that will keep you warm in the winter.
Oscypek is a type of Polish grilled smoked cheese made from sheep’s milk.
The cheese comes in all shapes and sizes and has a strange texture, but we couldn’t get enough of this squeaky snack in Poland.
Polish open-faced sandwiches have become an increasingly popular street food dish in recent years.
Traditionally topped with sautéed white mushrooms, onions and cheese, zapiekankas are nowadays pretty much made to order. After choosing your toppings, the sandwich will be finished with a thick drizzle of Polish ketchup across the top.
Fancy something sweet to eat in Poland?
Similar to doughnuts, Paczki are sweet deep-fried pieces of dough. These sweet treats are usually filled with an orange filling, smothered with an icing glaze and sprinkled with orange zest.
Kaszanka is a traditional blood sausage, made of a mixture of pig’s blood, pork offal, and buckwheat kasza stuffed in a pig intestine.
We know it sounds a bit gross, but if you’re a fan of black pudding you’ll love this tasty alternative. Kaszanka is usually flavoured with black pepper and served with grilled onions.
Golabki is a Polish delicacy made of boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, rice.
The Golabki is then baked in a creamy tomato sauce and served with mashed potatoes. This hearty meal is a must-eat in whilst in Poland.
Poland’s rival to the schnitzel, this breaded pork escalope is traditionally served with mashed potatoes or chips and coleslaw.
So simple, but so good when it’s cooked right.
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