A trip to Poland is not complete without trying some of the country’s traditional and delicious dishes. We’ve compiled a list of eleven delectable meals that you should try in Poland.
Pierogi are one of the most popular dishes in Poland. Polish dumplings are made of thinly rolled dough that is steamed or fried and then stuffed with sweet or savoury toppings. Meat, mushrooms, cheese, and strawberries and blueberries are some of the most common fillings.
Zurek is a white, creamy soup garnished with bacon, sausage, onion, and even a hard-boiled egg. We’re not kidding when we say it’s unusual; trust us!
Kielbasa is a type of Polish sausage that’s sometimes served with grilled onions, pickles, and sauerkraut. It’s juicy and full of flavor. Kielbasa steals the show when it comes to German sausage.
Golonka is Poland’s national meal, and after you’ve tried it, you’ll understand why it was one of our favorite foods in the country. The slow cooked Pork knuckle has a rich taste and is so soft that it practically dissolves in your mouth.
The shredded white cabbage, meat, sausage, wild mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes make up Bigos, a very traditional Polish dish. Sometimes called “Hunter’s Stew,” it’s a hearty supper that will keep you warm in the winter.
The cheese is a Polish grilled smoked cheese made from sheep’s milk. The cheese comes in a variety of forms and sizes, with a strange texture, but we couldn’t get enough of it in Poland.
Open-faced sandwiches have become increasingly popular on the streets of Poland in recent years. Zapiekankas are typically topped with sautéed white mushrooms, onions, and cheese. The sandwich will be complete with a thick stream of Polish ketchup poured across the top after you’ve selected your add-ons.
Do you want to try something sweet in Poland? Paczki are similar to doughnuts in that they’re deep-fried dough balls. These sugary delights are usually filled with an orange filling and covered in icing sugar before being sprinkled with orange zest.
The blood sausage, called kaszanka, is made of a blend of pig’s blood, pork offal, and buckwheat kasza stuffed inside a pig intestine. We understand it sounds unappealing, but if you enjoy black pudding, this is the perfect substitute. Kaszanka is commonly seasoned with black pepper and served with grilled onions.
Golabki is a Polish speciality made of shredded cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice. The Golabki is baked in a creamy tomato sauce and served with mashed potatoes. This hearty dinner must be eaten while in Poland.
This breaded pork escalope is Poland’s equivalent to the schnitzel and is often served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw.
It’s a lot simpler than you’d imagine. When it’s cooked properly, though, it’s fantastic.
What Polish cuisine would you most enjoy trying?