Monday, September 30, 2013

Russian Room Service

Believe it or not, here in central Moscow it's easier to find a pizza than a good bowl of borscht. Oddly enough for a taste of something local i searched the "Russian Specialties" section of the Golden Ring Hotel's room service menu and came up with pelmeni, small round (often) meat filled dumplings floating in warm salty broth. Considered a treasure of Russian comfort foods, regional variations abound but pelmeni are thought to have originated in Siberia (no doubt with the influence of surrounding Asian and slavic dumplings) as a way to preserve meat (within the frozen dough) through the winter.

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