In the Czech film “Kolya”, a mother offered to cook some dumplings. Had I not tried the polish dumplings, I would probably conclude that the mother meant chinese dumplings.
Dumplings in english, pierogi in polish. In Warsaw, I often ate this traditional food number one. Often the sweet ones. With mushrooms, or cheese or sauerkraut or duck meat or beef. My favorite is pierogi with cheese.
Since poles are meatlovers, I tried their pork steak with potato pancakes. I am not so sure if I like this.
At Copernicus Science Center, I tasted polish vegetable soup. It had a sour, bitter taste that I liked, so I ordered a second serving.
My husband noticed that the polish dishes he tried always had beetroots for sidedish.
We lived in an apartment during our week in Warsaw, so we ate breakfast and most dinners at home. Although we did eat an expensive dinner at a hotel rooftop restaurant just for the view of Warsaw.
Since we have a seven-year old kid, we could not really plan ahead of time to eat at certain restaurants. Fancy basement restaurants in the old town were so popular so they needed to be booked ahead – and we couldn’t do that in this phase in life. 😉
We had to eat when our kid was hungry, or around her food time. We also took afternoon snacks wherever we ended up due to rain or emergency toilet visit. Or sudden afternoon hunger pang.
We ate among others at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the old town. I got to say that KFC in Warsaw was better than the greasy KFC restaurants we tried in Amsterdam and Malaysia. I wanted to try KFC because Sweden didn’t have KFC, and I happened to grow up with KFC in the Philippines.
We ate at Hard Rock cafe. At Zlote Terrasy.
We also tried the very sweet rurka and oreo cookie pie at the Italian Costa.