Pelmeni: Beef-filled dumplings. Regular (20) $6.99, Large (30) $8.99Subtle flavors and dill. We dipped them in a hot sauce — great kick! If you have any left over, bring them home and warm them up on a skillet. Yummy!Vareniki: Also known as pierogi. Large crescent-shaped dumplings stuffed with potatoes, cottage cheese or fruit filling. Regular (10) $5.99, Large (15) $7.99 Add caramelized onions on top $0.75We had the potato-and-onion-stuffed pierogi with caramelized onions. Tender, sweet, buttery flavor; savory and filling. The caramelized onions were a great addition to an excellent dumpling.Piroshki: Russian-style pocket sandwiches. A yeast-dough bun stuffed with savory or sweet filling and deep fried. $2.99We had three different piroshkies: potatoes and meat, cabbage and carrots and meat and mushrooms. All were soft and tender bread, almost “knish-like” and warm. The meat-filled piroshky were hearty, and the vegetables were both savory and sweet. This was our first time trying this type of stuffed sandwich, and it was delicious! My mouth is watering as I type this and remember the tastes and texture.Borsch: Beef stock with potatoes, cabbage, beets, carrots and onions. Bowl $4.49This borsch is an entirely different version from the cold beet soup we know. The soup is served hot, and it’s beef based and very hearty. The perfect choice for a cold winter’s day.Olivie Salad: Traditional Russian salad. Its a loaded potato salad filled with meat, eggs and vegetables and dressed with mayonnaise. Cup $2.99, Bowl $4.99A very flavorful, fabulous potato salad. All of the ingredients combine to make a stomach-filling mélange of textures, colors and flavors.Green Salad: A simple cabbage, cucumber and green onion salad. Cup $1.99, Bowl $2.99Think cole slaw with the addition of cucumber. Cool, refreshing and fresh with a nice little crunch. A great side salad.Beef Stroganoff: Mushrooms, beef, and cream served over noodles. $9.99Tender bits of beef with a light, subtly flavored cream sauce’ dare I say light for a Stroganoff? Perfect for a hearty lunch that won’t leave you lethargic for the afternoon.Oreshki: Walnut-shaped cookies with Dulce de Leche filling. Six for $4.99A wonderfully artistic presentation — both cookie and filling were quite tasty. Perfect for sharing.Napoleon Cake: Fluffy layers with custard filling. $3.99Surprisingly light and airy — creamy and deliciously filling.
Great food, great value!