Ukraine national food, meals and cookery

Ukrainian national food got a merited renown almost in all places of the world. Different floury dishes (pampushki, galushki, vareniki, korzhi and others), meat dishes (Ukrainian sausages, cold collations, game, birds etc.), vegetable and milk dishes (ryazhenka and sirniki), various drinks of fruit and honey are very popular in Ukraine.

Ukrainian food scenery

Ukrainian food scenery

But especially known and most favorite dish all over the world is famous Ukrainian borsch. Borsch is cooked of fresh vegetables: cabbage, beet, tomato with the addition of pounded lard with garlic and parsley. The combination of all these groceries give the borsch its piquancy, aroma and unforgettable taste. There are about 30 types of Ukrainian borsch (Poltava borsch, Chernigov borsch, Kiev borsch, Volyn borsch, Lviv borsch and others).

Ukrainian borsch

Ukrainian borsch

Various porridges - vareniki filled with cottage cheese, potatoes, stewed cabbage and berries in summer - are prevalent in Ukraine too. Stewed meat with potatoes, Ukrainian bitki with garlic and lard, stewed cold boiled pork with cabbage and lard, krucheniki and others have the same popularity among Ukrainian lovers of tasty food.

Ukrainian vareniki

Ukrainian vareniki

Fish dishes have a considerable part in Ukrainian national food assortment from the old times. For example crucian (carp) baked in sour cream, fish krucheniki, carp stuffed with mushrooms and boiled buckwheat, carp stewed with onion or sour cream, pike perch stuffed with mushrooms and crawfish and others.

Ukrainian krucheniki

Ukrainian krucheniki

Ukraine national cookery is rich in meals cooked in special cases (wedding, birth of the child, send-off to the army and others). In such a way pancakes of wheat and buckwheat flour and vareniki are the obligatory meals in Pancake week (Maslenica). Meat or liver pies are usually cooked for the most solemn occasions. The ceremonial dish was fruit compote - uzvar. Now these dishes are common in every Ukrainian and Russian canteen or restaurant.

Ukrainian uzvar

Ukrainian uzvar

The questions of our visitors

peace asks: Do Ukranians eat rice?
Expert's answer:
Yes, rice is used as a side dish to meat, in such dishes as pilaf, rice porridge and others.

The comments of our visitors

Kathie(NL)
Food
This is very tasty food! I am from Ukraine originaly and I am often cooking ukrainian meals for my non-ukrainian friends and family. They just adore it :)

Clutz Cloete
Ukrainian visit
I have been doing some homework on the traditions, customs, etiquette and so on about Ukraine and to be honest I have found it so interesting and it's great to have found a website like this. Plenty of useful info and again very very interesting... Well done. Regards Clutz (South Africa)

angie
food
this is good lookin food

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