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First time eating Polish food


learning 16 | 72  
13 Feb 2008 /  #1
What should I look for?

I am located in the US and are looking to eat a polish dish for the first time.

Any suggestions?
sledz 23 | 2,250  
13 Feb 2008 /  #2
Try some Pierogis :)
Glim 5 | 30  
13 Feb 2008 /  #3
Kiełbasa: Polish sausages - white sausages are especially very tasty. They go well with pickled cucumbers (gherkins) in combination with beer or vodka and fresh air. Absolutly delicious man..

Bigos: appetizing, seasoned "hunter" stew made from sauerkraut with chunks of various meats and sausages, extremely traditional - This is heaven to me, real hearty food great fo the cold, even better for the tastebuds!!!
El Gato 4 | 351  
13 Feb 2008 /  #4
Gotta love it. I eat that all the time during winter.
telefonitika  
13 Feb 2008 /  #5
and best .. when reheated esp on the third day ... :D eat with some good polish bread
Shawn_H  
13 Feb 2008 /  #6
reheated esp on the third day

Very true.

well with pickled cucumbers

not a pickle kind of guy....

But...

combination with beer or vodka

I can agree with that. But why "or" should be "and"

;-)
Glim 5 | 30  
13 Feb 2008 /  #7
Ahhaa, indeed..
;-)
Eurola 4 | 1,909  
13 Feb 2008 /  #8
I am located in the US and are looking to eat a polish dish for the first time.

Jeez, you mean there are places in the US, where polish food is still not readily available? :)
Enjoy the experience! Make sure you try some mushroom soup too.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
13 Feb 2008 /  #9
what, no wódka with bigos? how polish are you? ;) :D
OP learning 16 | 72  
13 Feb 2008 /  #10
I have one question...

I am very open to new things and I love foreign foods and new experiences...

But are any of these going to give me culture shock in my mouth?
I'll still try them regardless.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
13 Feb 2008 /  #11
not pierogi, not kielbasa except you'll give up the plastic wrapped crap for good. bigos is the only possiblity out of the three but if you like sour kraut then you'll be ok. bigos should also have mushrooms in it so if you;re allergic to those find some without them.
Glim 5 | 30  
14 Feb 2008 /  #12
ahhh bigos.... mmmm...
*starts drooling over keyboard*
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
20 Feb 2008 /  #13
Make sure you have a cast iron stomach, as some of us will go crazy with hot peppers (such as Scottish Bonnets) in our cooking around special times of the year.
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
20 Feb 2008 /  #14
Try Golumpki, which is meat and potatoes stuffed into cabbage. It tastes like happiness. So good. Personally, you give me a plate of keiłbasa, some golumpki, and a bottle of Chopin and I'm a pig in slop.
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554  
21 Feb 2008 /  #15
Golumpki

Gołąbki :)
starchild 2 | 120  
21 Feb 2008 /  #16
You say gołąbki, I say golumpki (well, not me, but... you know)

froststreet.net/archives/2004/04/you_say_golabki_i_say_golumpki.html
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
21 Feb 2008 /  #17
I don't care how you say it, I just care about how I can get it into my mouth.
plk123 8 | 4,149  
21 Feb 2008 /  #18
Try Golumpki, which is meat and potatoes stuffed into cabbage. It tastes like happiness. So good. Personally, you give me a plate of keiłbasa, some golumpki, and a bottle of Chopin and I'm a pig in slop.

beef amd rice or barley.. with potatoes it's not polish.
lowfunk99 10 | 397  
21 Feb 2008 /  #19
My family always made gołąbki with rice. How does it taste with barley?
Goonie 8 | 242  
21 Feb 2008 /  #20
i've been craving red beet soup lately MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
22 Feb 2008 /  #21
I like blankies (stuffed cabbages), but with red cabbages.
puddddddin  
22 Feb 2008 /  #22
All that was mentoned above is excellent - you can also try krokiety - filled with cabbage an mushrooms or with meat. Its a pancake filled with the filling, folded and then covered with breadcrumbs and fried - I love them! In fact, I like a lot of the polish food but some I won't try - like flaki, which is a kind of soup (in Uk, we call it tripe or cows stomach), and Glonka (pigs knuckles!)... you get my point, but i've heard that they are good.
Gosia - | 35  
22 Feb 2008 /  #23
pierogi with sour kraut (you have to heat it on o pan under a lid for quite a long time - i don't know the exact word for this, in Polish it is dusić) and dried mushrooms. mmmm delicious. even better when you fry them on some olive oil on a pan:)
Polish_Man - | 13  
23 Feb 2008 /  #24
I don`t know. Food in Poland is so much better than for example in London, and think, big part of Europe.
l3niwi3c - | 6  
23 Feb 2008 /  #25
Your don't know what is good!
Schabowe, Pierogi with meat - mmmmmmmm delicious

sorry, but my English is weak. Please correct me ;)
JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
24 Feb 2008 /  #26
No way am I correcting you - you were able to portray your feelings across perfectly!!
dzindzer - | 6  
15 Mar 2008 /  #27
stuffed cabbage is da shiznit!! miam :))
I'm also a pretty big fan of tripe...didn't think it would be as good as it is
TripTic 3 | 95  
15 Mar 2008 /  #28
...so how about: Fasola po bretońsku, łazanki, placki ziemniaczane, racuchy ? Nobody tried them yet ?
hu_man 6 | 131  
15 Mar 2008 /  #29
you'll give up the plastic wrapped crap for good

I have to say since i have moved to poland, i feel realy good health wise i stopped eating crap from packets .. every thing i eat is fresh...

lol...thats not to say i used to eat off food
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
15 Mar 2008 /  #30
beef amd rice or barley.. with potatoes it's not polish.

I think that you could get really surprised plk. People from different parts of Poland prepare traditional dishes in different ways. For example, it was unthinkable for my family from Lubuskie region that we eat potato pancakes with sugar here in Wielkopolska and I was equally surprised when I found out that my girlfriends family from Silesia eat their chicken soup with potatoes instead of noodles…

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