UKRAINE FOOD GUIDE | Introduction to Ukrainian Cuisine (WE TRY 35 THINGS!)


One of our surprise favorite countries on a recent trip to Europe with Ukraine while travelling around Ukraine we marveled at fascinating architecture and were welcomed by friendly locals in both Kiev and l’viv, however The ultimate surprise was just how good the food is in Ukraine my goodness Ukrainian cuisine may be the most underrated each sample We literally arrived having never tried any authentic Ukrainian dishes before and we left with the new Appreciation of the cuvee and the desire to try more often referred to as the breadbasket of Europe Ukrainian dishes are heavily influenced by the ingredients that spring from its rich dark soil when you think of traditional Ukrainian food think hearty dishes such as borscht dumplings meats and stews but Contemporary Ukrainian cuisine has a unique Flair of its own in fact We had so many delicious meals in Ukraine that we felt the courage to sample International cuisine as well eating at both Georgian and Korean restaurants in this Ukraine food guides video We delve into all the delicious Ukrainian cuisine. We tried for the first time but enough with the rambling, let’s jump in with our appetites Alright guys It is lunchtime here in l’viv and we try to find the most traditional, Ukrainian Restaurant that we could and that’s how we ended up at seven piggies And yeah, I can tell you taxidermy is a really popular a lots of stuffed animals. There’s like savers world Wow It’s very colorful. It’s all white walls, but it’s like decorated with these bright flowers. We have super cool We’re the only ones here Sam neglected to tell me the waitresses and they connected me while I’m rambling Our camera was awesome many of you carrying on like a pearl She brought us something called vinyl and I believe some kind of sheep’s cheese with like looks like bacon So I’m just gonna try it on bread. I’m not entirely sure how But you know bread and cheese seems like a pretty good idea so let’s go for it Oh innocent. Thank you It’s a do thank sheeps cheese. And this looks like some kind of beginning It’s time to try it I feel like I could eat this on its own I don’t even have to present sci-fi tonic films Good stuff that’s good. First time hiring this Sam with the fancy water wheel re right behind Henry behind me. Alright Alright time to try this Battles gonna a big bite it’s kind of like divided into layers like over here you have the cheese and then you have the egg and then Sprinkled bacon bit so I tried to get a bit of everything on here Yeah, well I go plunger the bacon us. Mm-hmm It’s really like that’s the first thing I taste them and then all the cheese is really nice salty cheese Yeah with the a got it kind of reminds me a bit like a premium omelet or something All right, and we also ordered wine and we got a bread basket And yeah, usually I found when you order bread baskets here in the Train and you get both brown and white bread Yeah, well, but you know what miss Nikki means what we pointed out the cheaper price for the wine turns out it’s only 50 Ml. Oh, yeah That’s really small. Haven’t even touched it yet. We need like half a liter. Yeah. Yeah. This is a taste Well, we do in all fairness. We do have to do a lot of filming today. Yeah, so Anyways, we yeah, we got a Cabernet it’s made from the Ukraine and will serve the wine from the Ukraine apparently comes from Odessa Mm-hmm, so I’m guessing this make me from Odessa Yeah, also the really popular wines that you can order at restaurants in the Train included Georgia and we’ll go be in wine Yeah, we decided to go for something super local made in the country Smells good It’s pretty good, that’s a decent. That’s a decent dry red. Yeah. Yeah kinda has a charity taster Let’s try the brown bed No butter so I’m just gonna take a bite Pretty good. No, I think I’ll disaster that’s nice. Just nice having it as a company like this. Mhm Work of art right here. I believe we’ve ordered something called dim sneaky and I need to I’m gonna break this baby. I can’t actually lift the bread off. So we’re gonna have to break it How do they do this It’s like they cooked the bread over the ceramic bowl. Oh my gosh, it’s Recovery’s a totally talked out. Okay so now that we’ve managed to break all the bread off and then let’s show you what’s inside the Defaulting of the lens fogging of the lens so in here we’ve got some pork We have potato pancakes We have this like creamy sauce with dill and carrots and garlic and it all looks really really good That’s going for some pancakes I’ve really been enjoying these like fried pancakes. Yeah, like, you know savory mushroom sauce is on top it tastes so good Yeah, we haven’t shown them before in videos, but we’ve been eating them all just kind of our Ohana does it too much? So it’s a lot Yeah, I mean it’s piping hot it walked out the lander son Did though So creamy and yummy Yeah, my turn to try it fishing something out breaking off the potato sauce, oh my gosh, yeah, it’s so hot I can feel the heat Feel that heat. There we go. Don’t try writing with a little bit of bread first. I want to blow on it Good stuff. Nope is one of my favorite things to eat here in the Ukraine for sure, huh? Oh, yeah But I’ve now had it about three or four times into the dish now that whenever we go in order to like traditionally every name We had to stay but we have to get that one cake. This is so nice. What’s that sauce? That makes it so moving on to the main the meat dish. What do you mean? Yes well this this meal is kind of the classic piece of us of our eyes being a little bit bigger than our stomachs because this is Huge this apparently is the host specialty. They actually have named his dish after the restaurant It’s a seven figs and it is a huge pork leg It appears like they have like a cheese or some melted cheese melted cheese sauce, and I’m just gonna like car will be huge Look how big that It does it looks really tender so I’m gonna get some sauce on that taking each bite. Oh My gosh that looks nice to me So tender and actually it’s not a cheese sauce, it’s a mustard sauce. Oh, it’s got a kick to it. Yeah Totally different than what I thought Gonna grab some meat. I also want to get a bit of the skin try to get some of the skin That’s really nice sauce and make sure you get some of that mustard sauce, but a little bit of everything in one bite Oh my gosh. I know this looks messy but Dr. Green, right. I mean sighs reminds me a roast chicken where you keep the skin on it Good musically tender like you remind me of pulled pork a little bit. Yeah, that’s that kind of texture The mustard, I mean it’s got some kick but also We still have another dish and I’m never coming boy and we’re we’re kind of getting at the whole speed oh Boy And so another side dish we ordered is but any key which are the dumplings these ones are black Yeah, we though we haven’t had this before it looks interesting. You have never tried to block dumplings All we know is that they’re stuffed with pork and veal There you have it Nice it’s quite good But we have no idea why they’re black some do they make them blocks are the only box that I’ve had before is Winning yeah, good question Help us solve this mystery guys, did you know I mean if you know Sam doing it? They’re quite dense yeah, there’s typing ability of a heavy Oh Was it really different than the one who tried before yeah also had like potato and cheese ones. Mm-hmm Well, this is I can just entirely mean we’ve done the art denser for sure. Yeah, you know what these almost look like They’ve been seeing instead of oil. Yeah, I think they may have yeah one more. They’re really good They remind me a little bit of gym stuff. I Was just thinking that yeah Tasty though. All we need is some soy sauce and a chopstick Well Mister this is like I think our Ukrainian style kinda cheesecake and it’s got like a chocolate topping and I think I’ve been able to see what might potentially be dried pieces of fruit in the middle Yeah, I think I actually have one in a lightweight Raisins freezer I’m so good Because like this is just like pure cheesecake There isn’t really like a bottom layer that’s just appeared dense sticky cheesecake just the way I like it So I kind of feel at this point the meals sort of turning into a challenge a challenge meal and so forth There’s like an endurance for it. I always have room for cheesecake though really to start ordering less of the problem. Mm-hmm Good then, huh? Could be dizzy. I wonder if those raisins have been so good rum soaked raisins Taste a little something-something The Sofie All right, mr. Foodie it is time for dinner When in Kiev there’s one dish after death for sure that being chicken Kiev So yeah reporters this that we’ve ordered a whole bunch of other different things And we’re just waiting for it to come and it’s always that exciting moment because I’m hungry and I can’t wait to try it But in the meantime, but they brought up I forgot about that First up vodka. Yeah Our first drink of the night red wine coming Oh Wow, you just downed it in one shot alright gonna go Yeah, that’s that’s got an infusion of some sort. It’s kind of like a lemony taste. Yeah, but it’s very strong She can imagine Yeah, a little kick start the evening the right to tell us so the Complimentary appetizer is basically it’s brown bread Pretty darn good, I think it’s a one fighter They said that like I suppose this means Delicious kind of like free food, right All right, so I 2m kick-starting the evening with some Ukrainian vodka the first I’ve had in the country and even here along Strong isn’t it? I’m just doing a little sip. That’s all I can handle About a site from vodka. They also brought us free bread Bread, you know I said, no. Thank you But what’s even cooler? Yeah So I thought this was butter, but no, this is a salty cheese and then I thought this was butter, but no Apparently it’s pork fat like garlic and some chives Yeah Indeed. I’m gonna start with the cheese. It’s read of it Okay, then we’ll move on to pork fat and see looks like I know this looks like pork fat going on Our quota pork fat in Garlic is it so garlic you cheese bread. It’s good notice quite nice job And goes well with the vodka but now Let’s try pork fat I don’t think I’ve ever smeared pork on a piece of bread before But our waitress was telling us this is super Ukrainian. So yeah We’re gonna do it But like thicker than butter the girl is butters, yeah, it really cooks your mouth That’s fascinating. That’s not bad. That’s cool. We’re trying some new venture. Yeah So now that we’ve had some vodka we’re moving on to the wine has arrived and the cool thing about this point is that it’s Ukrainian wine to dry red I really excited I try this because I did get to try the dessa dry red at a wine bar the other I don’t have a lot of experience with the training wines. I’ve tried a lot more like George. Yeah Good Good all right Just keeps showing up so I think just a pickled herrings. Yeah, so I ordered some pickled herring for us Yeah, coz but I think boiled potatoes. Yeah, and also some pickled onion Cove onion So there yes, I will try that Yeah, we figured we haven’t tried a whole lot of cold Ukranian appetizer Vicious violaceous. Yeah, so flavor wrong. Yeah. I love it. I love that. I think this may I’ve cleaned up being her favorite dish This is setting a very high standard to begin with all right, I’m gonna grab a little bit of everything So let’s grab half a potato. Yeah half a piece of fish Some onion and get these flavors all mixing together labour explosion I Love that. I absolutely nice salty herring That’s a really smooth fish it is for something that is a pickle that’s surprising and juicy to Purchase pancakes, this is our cream. Yes, this is very good. Okay. Thank you So, what do you think of the wine I’m really starting to get into the dry wines. Yeah, joy, you’re Reds, especially We have another dish we can hardly keep up with all the fans showing up at our table Come on, I ordered some potato pancakes fried potato pancakes. We’re gonna add a little bit of sour cream there. I Love the sour cream and Ukraine. Yeah, such a nice addition to like the dumplings to the Just anything we’ve really tried it on the building. Yeah, you know what I’ve also been enjoying just ordering a whole bunch of little appetizers instead of big means. Yes that we can sample That’s really nice it’s kind of like a grated potatoes I kind of shaped into a pancake and fried So it’s like nice and golden a little bit crispy from here, but still like soft and oily in the middle so Sounds like my kind of pancake That’s in La Mancha down So the main has arrived this is what you came here to star of the meal Chicken Kiev. Hey guys, it just looks like art look at this. It makes it looks like You know, it looks like it comes on a stick. It’s actually chicken breast. Look, I think it looks like a chicken leg Just decoration. It’s okay. This is basically ready chicken inside Sometimes it can be stuffed. This is every every restaurant is a different way of preparing. Oh my gosh. Look at that. Oh, It’s stuffed with some good goodness Great. Yeah usually has something like butter inside You know what? The easiest way for me folks in it is to actually just try Juicy oh my All right, let’s turn You’re right it does have like a poverty kind of texture and sauce in the middle And then the outside Outside is it’s really like delicious. It’s if that’s the threaded part of the chicken Yeah reminds me a little bit like a new NASA that we tried chicken Milanesa, I was it reminds me oddly enough of something that my mom used to make It was like kind of like she can bake with pork chops or with chicken So it’s got a really nice coating on the outside and then the chicken itself is really tender and flavorful and quite juicy, too I must say It’s awesome. Like it is chicken. Oh Here we go trying my chicken kid in Kiev for the First chicken Kiev. Yeah. Wait, is this my first? Yes it is. I haven’t ordered this before. Oh my gosh it is so Buttery and juicing. Oh, oh my god. Just seeping out the meats. Just breaking apart like everywhere Maybe one last good super juicy in there. Yeah We ordered this with a side of fried potatoes Yeah and onions. Yeah, and we’ve also got some onions zucchini is good my shows on the bottom, baby, right? I think that’s the caramelized onions is so a mushroom Oh, yeah, I think I was like so that was like one of the extra things they had It’s oh wow a lot going on. They’re Going Please do Chicken Kevin’s good. Yeah chicken Kiev in Kiev OMG dessert has arrived We are we arrived we ordered Confetti Miki Which are these little dumplings and we got surprise so I know we ordered the cherry pine and the other one’s kind of a surprise Yeah, this is technically dessert ooo and to go along with it, we have a sour cream with a little bit of jam Yeah, turn the other way oh This might be cheese, okay, maybe salty cottage cheese Sweet Jesus we teeth. I would have been a little weird Today combination. Yeah, it’s gonna say that would be a perfect combination YUM, nice way to finish off the meal I’d say Oh, it’s time for price point. I was 560 and local currency just under 22 US dollars. All right Brazilian value eleven dollars per person. We feasted we Really ate a lot there’s a lot of food just a lot of wine there’s a lot of Appetizer on me a lot of free Blanca just growl free bread. She’s a lot of everything What a creep or crap any of those. That’s just an awesome Ukrainian meal I’ve been really enjoying the opinion from in here. Yeah, and actually we are leaving tomorrow this a little bit sad So this is our officially our last dinner here in Kiev Exactly Wow, oh wow, that looks beautiful So we’re diving straight into another Ukrainian food video as you can see the food’s already at the table, so we’re going to get rolling here But yeah, red restaurant called openness Which is Sam discovered by chance when he was walking around the game yesterday In fact, yeah So it’s located in the middle of a park and also the restaurant is like built around this giant tree Like right now, we’re on the second floor and the tree trunk is yes there. Yeah. It’s a pretty cool setting it feels very Rustic, very traditional. We actually came here for dinner last night and they had live music Accordions we were like we need to come back for those and here we are at like 11:00 in the morning eating lunch Anyways, you’re probably wondering what this is for my appetizer I ordered a mushroom soup mushroom soup with dumplings and it said it came with bread crust So I was like alright They’re probably gonna bring me some bread or maybe there’s gonna be some bread crust like floating on the soup So there’s my soup and if I kind of touch the bread It’s starting to get a little soft because we’ve been taking so many pictures here We are so I should probably dig in before it starts like seeping through the bread But yeah, if you have a closer look in here, look at this, it looks so good Real mushrooms in there some carrot. There’s dill a nice broth. I’m so excited for this. I skipped breakfast purposely for Ukrainian food Nice that is good, we’ve got some really nice fresh mushrooms in there just looks so good. Look at that rich Vegetables and yeah, this is crazy like a few days ago We knew nothing about Ukrainian food and we’ve just been trying everything we can and we’re enjoying it so much It’s all like really hearty filling food So yeah, this is delicious Alright, so I’m just gonna break a piece off my lid So I’m pretty sure it’s for dipping. This is nice and toasted. It’s like nice and buttery la la This is a really fun meal. All right, so I am having a Ukrainian salad here and it’s pretty special It’s got feel that has goat cheese. It has zucchini. You can see that it has some Tomatoes here. I’m just gonna like mushroom Yeah, there’s mushrooms. Oh, wow, looks so good. Any company a honey mustard glaze. Yes, it looks beautiful So I’m gonna try bitten me a little bit of cheese and How about some tomato? That’s a nice big way? What do you want you lost I stole them yeah. Oh That is like an amazing salad you could actually you die. I was the kind of a mean it’s not good Mm-hmm, and it’s good. Oh, it’s just so flavorful. I love the I love the dressing Mmm, it’s just delicious So what are you holding in your hand? So here is what I call a big sexy mug of beer Is a proper pint and I’m trying the local one. It is l’viv Ski 1715 so so that was probably crumbs. Remember the bead and one would assume one would assume It’s a nice beer. Yeah, we’ve been doing a lot of walking this morning. So I feel like I’ve earned it Okay, and we almost entirely forgot about your drink what do you have a drink isn’t as exciting I’m not having the local beer or anything, but I am having a forest berries juice. So How is that it’s good but who wants to hear about juice when my main has arrived I Ordered cabbage rolls and yeah these come stuffed with rice beef Pork I forget the other ingredient onions onion lift that up first Oh what I’ve kind of destroyed it, but there it is Looks good, then we go These are still steaming oh my gosh Ah Good, uh-huh Wow a little heart ripped on ya. Yes. She did just bring it to us That’s really rich and savory and they’re kind of like floating in a broth almost like borscht and I had some sour cream and dill on top So yeah, we’ve got some really nice flavors happening here It’s like dangling. It’s dangling. I Don’t know. How do I eat cabbage rolls out of the bowl? This is super super tasty, I would really recommend this dish I think it’s one of my favorites that we’ve tried so far Sam’s main is here. This looks so good Yeah, so when she was bringing it over it was actually there’s actually still flaming a little bit on fire. Yeah We didn’t capture that unfortunately It’s beautifully presented here So this is duck brisket and it appears to be cranberry sauce and then some some caramelized orange Yeah, some caramelized oranges on the phone. I’m so glad I got Try that so I’m mixing it with cranberry sauce so good No It’s amazing. It reminds me of like like turkey dinner when they’re mixing in turkey with the Cranberry sauce is so delicious so delicious And it’s um, it’s a very it it’s tender but it’s also like at the same time It’s a little bit of it’s more chewy meat. So that’s not for you very rich and flavorful though very delicious Time for the one thing we’ve been neglecting We were brought a bread basket a little while ago and this this is really nice looking brown bread. Like look at this has like seeds on the outside Yeah, maybe even cranberry. Mmm, even the butter looks like quite Yeah dill maybe garlicky butter has gone on there Read-a-thon, oh Yeah time for the first bite Brilliant It’s just a type of bread I could make a whole meal out of it But we’ve still got dessert So don’t last but not least it is time for dessert and I’m not gonna lie That’s probably nothing Ukrainian about the dish. We ordered apple strudel. Yes this Is amazing so good. It’s a 20-minute wait, but yes the best way Yes, and this is a dessert that’s recommended by all the waiters and waitresses here and we go fresh out of the oven with ice cream and caramel and icing sugar Good stuff It’s not amazing. It’s So good. I’m already done my hop, I feel so good that you dare touch away time to wrap things up here so the price of that meal was 770 which is 30 US dollars and that’s definitely the biggest splurge we’ve had here. Oh my gosh. It was wonderful Everything was delicious here and we did to get some decadent things like duck And then we also had dessert and tea at the end and beer and everything So yeah, it was totally worth it highly highly recommend this place This place is wonderful the food The quality is just outstanding but we’re also gonna be making some videos where we show you guys how cheap yet really is. Yes Yeah, highlighting some affordable meals not just glared available. That’s true Good day from a chilly summer day here in Kiev. It is lunchtime. And today we are going in search of food What are we gonna have we’re gonna be having a whole bunch of different Ukrainian dishes. Yeah. This is a Kazim We’re not too familiar with not at all So we’re just hoping to order a whole bunch of different things and try most of them for the first time Alright guys, so we’ve made it inside the restaurant This place is called Katyusha and we were actually here yesterday and we ordered so much food, and it was really good So we decided to come back and show you guys what Ukrainian food is all about So we’ve gone all out once again today and we’ve ordered like four different mains and dessert and drinks. Yeah this is gonna be a fun little introduction to Ukrainian food for Both us and you guys watching because this is basically our first time you know Getting acquainted with Ukrainian dishes. So should be tasty. Sam is loving the vibe This restaurant is so cool. It’s like stuck in a time warp. I mean, it’s got so many different retro things going on Yeah Well TVs two old videogame consoles and just like the paintings the wall hangings and the different decorations in the restaurant It’s kind of a fabulous place. I have to say yeah, it kind of looks like the 70s but with lots of antiques Yes. Yeah, very has a very 70s 80s never feel Okay, so first up we are starting with import Which is a sour soup This is one of those traditional dishes that you’ve got to try here in the Ukraine Now the original recipe calls for beetroot But I think we’ve somehow managed to order the cabbage 1 so it’s lacking that distinct like purpley red color This one’s a bit more orange instead Lots of shredded cabbage in there looks we’ve got potatoes a little bit of meat some dill which I’ve mixed in So yeah, this is really tasty. I love soup’s on sour stuff isn’t great for me Especially on a little bit of a chilly day. Yeah, just so chilly up. So I love to be having some soup All right my time to try work but before I even do that over here, we have some it comes with bread two little bread rolls and We had these s videos so I know what this is. So this is like a little container of sour cream Yeah and in here it’s kind of like a buttery oily garlicky mix probably could be like Boil until I’m not sure about the garlic in there. No Yeah, yeah. Okay. So I’m gonna try the bread dunk it in this one And then have a bit of a divorce It’s really good. There’s a big piece of meat. Oh, yeah, I Also remember reading that you can add the the sour cream to your borscht hmm. You can actually just put it in your soup That’s like a really good idea. Yeah. Oh my gosh that meat so tender just melts in your mouth. I know this is Let’s experiment. Alright, let’s actually try that then Come up just like top Right in it’s gonna stir it in a bit This time I’m gonna go for more of a cabbage potato bite Oh, yeah, there’s way better with the sour cream yeah Oh way better. I’m a prude Sam approved So Sam here once this fellas yeah. I wanted to try the I think it’s called oliviere Oliver salad Yeah, Olivia and it’s just a very it’s very visible to you can see exactly what’s in it. Yeah well
you’ve got like eggs and carrots and peas and I think little cubes of ham and It looks like it’s kind of like an in a type of a mayonnaise type of sauce time to try that All right, and he goes for a bite Kinda reminds me a bit of like, um A potato salad or something like the kind of salads that you would have a like in Canada. It’s most similar to that Yeah, but it’s also really good cuz it’s got like more ingredients in a typical potato salad. Yeah Yeah, I do very much like it. I like that It’s uh, yeah, it’s it’s it’s it’s a bit of a richer salad. Obviously more of a high-calorie one We all know my boy needs those calories, right Yeah, I am for plate number three have a look So for this one We got potato pancakes and yesterday we tried zucchini pancakes which were green and they were really tasty But we figured potato ones are probably a bit more traditional Yeah that sour cream on Yeah, these are nice little size you can probably order them as appetizers or as a side dish So they look like they’ve been pan-fried Yeah, and you can actually see if you look at the texture I mean I’ve kind of made a mess of it, but it’s like shredded potato with like yeah Delsin looks really good. He really I made a mess of it. Oh It was quite nice messy og, hmm nice on a cold day you Could just melt some cheese all over this. Is it is it more crispy or mushy? it-it’s more mushy Yeah, it doesn’t really have a crispy exterior like those Korean pancakes. We used to hum. This is definitely more mushy and oiling Good In he goes there I go Woodsen. He prefer the potato ones are the zucchini ones requestion your question. Oh Yeah, you can really see the potato. Yeah, I have the stringiness of it What kind of grease we aren’t there yeah Clogging Yeah, I think I think on a cold day I prefer the potato ones They’re a little more they have a little more substance to them. I’d say Yeah, these are nice Moving on to our fourth dish we believe this is called the body making you or about any key Yeah, we’re not entirely sure and having just traveled in Poland. These are Luxurious it was borrowed. Yeah, it’s look awfully familiar. It’s cool how there’s like there’s a lot of regional similarities between the cuisines In Eastern Europe it even has the caramelized onions on top it does Yeah, and I think the ones the ones that we ordered these dumplings have Mushrooms and cabbage cabbage. So let’s try them. They’re definitely a little smaller than the ones we had They’re more bite-sized What do you reckon so good? Oh my gosh, I love I love any kind of dumpling they’re really tasty Um, yeah, these ones are the they’ve got that kind of that grease the exterior, which is really nice But then when you bite into it, the filling is is really tasted like oh my gosh It’s so good and I just love how you have the the onions on top as well. So good I’m going in for another one. You know, what else we notice on the menu, you can actually order these dumplings baked. Mm-hmm So you can have it boiled or baked. Let’s write a never separate name for the big ones to forget what it is well, yeah, you can get them differently done and we go so yeah, these are definitely Just kind of like miniature bite-size feel like I could just be snacking on it and you know watching television popping them in I Know I could eat like I could think they have like 20 of these if I was hungry, that’s not nice. They are very good. Mm-hmm How’d you like the fillings? I do. Yeah, I purposely ordered them Mushroom ones because when I had those in Poland, I just loved them I think Poland still leads the way with pierogi, but this is an interesting variation So yeah, definitely enjoying it still going strong time for dessert Voila, do we believe this is called mega. Boop if we’ve deciphered the menu correctly and if you take a closer look it basically looks like a whole bunch of like little pancakes stacked on top of each other with the layers of cream between I’m done you Wrong Decadent is this quite nice. I feel like I’ve had something similar before and I can’t remember where Where did we eat a cake? Like maybe maybe maybe? Lately in Kyrgyzstan and yeah, it was an artist man. Yeah for dessert. I think it was called a honey cake Yes, and I’ve had all these layers and just honey and cream in between it’s really tasty What’s on top though? Still trying to figure this out looks like some kind of nut it comes with hb2 I think this could be like ground-up nuts. It’s really really nice. No ice cream Really good stop time for me to try it. I feel like you’ve had like half the key already. There isn’t a whole lot How many voices you not before me? Try some with ice cream Isn’t it might as one delicious pigs. Mm-hmm I can tell it this place specializes in desserts because when you walk up the stairs, there’s big like display of all the cakes Oh, yeah. Yeah, they’re they’re really pointing out all the different cakes that you can have when you come for lunch or dinner here Yeah, so just wrapping up a delicious meal. Yeah This is including dessert. Yeah, we ate a lot. We definitely definitely you know what and it was all really good It’s just like I’m glad that we ordered a whole bunch of different things We tried to tried to kind of order an eclectic mix and I think that we we accomplished that for sure so the bill has arrived it comes in this cute little bucket so time to do the conversion assess the damage assess the damage going to my exceed con So basically this came to 349 Ukranian Souvenir can’t even see the currency properly guys Are you you age? That would be 13 US Dollars and 71 cents, so that’s a little lot considering we had The knowledge and that was like we each got our own salad too Yeah, so it was even more dishes than what we had expected. Awesome You want to see right? Carry my currency my sunglasses case That’s how I roll. That’s how you roll. Anyway, it’s nice affordable meal here in Ukraine and delicious Ukrainian food. Absolutely Alright guys, so it is breakfast time here in l’viv and we’ve ended up at the coolest cafe ever It seemed like a post office and check it out. There’s basically mail boxes everywhere. Yeah, lots of postcards You have the little like envelope feeders on the doors Like it’s so so cool. So yeah, we’re gonna head in have a bite of food and then go sightseeing All right, so we’re inside the cafe our food orders have been placed Cappuccinos have arrived in this place is super cool We weren’t even planning to come here because technically this place specializes in pastas and beers But the one cafe we had walked into first was totally packed. Yeah, we just like wandered and here by chance We saw they had a little breakfast section. I mean the place looks so cool. They’re like, yeah, let’s see here. Exactly So let’s try that Okay, and while you’re trying that something to keep in mind while travelling in the train is that we’ve noticed in both? Yeah And now Aviv that if like if those are really popular restaurant and you just show up like on the weekend you need a reservation Possible, yeah. Yeah if you really want to eat out of place it’s better to make the reservation in advance Yeah, if it’s not has happened to us several times I’d say that’s the third time that’s happened. Yeah. Yep And how’s that kept it you know? Tasty So a few thoughts on Ukrainian front Yeah, so when we were kind of researching a role like what it was a typical breakfast in the Ukraine It didn’t seem to be like an exact standard Yeah You could have something like borscht that could be like dumplings. But we’ve already shown that in some other videos Yeah, we decided to just come and have like more of a contemporary breakfast and temporary contemporary you creating breakfast But anyways, it should be really good like I’m excited about what’s coming and this is my first sip of the cappuccino No Need my coffee in the morning, this is your third cup, come on, let’s admit it. Thank you Yeah, I wired for sound today guys Oh My goodness the food is here. This is so busy. This is so much more beautiful than I was expecting So we’re right in front of me I got these crepes with apple and walnuts And just look at the way these like folded them and like twirl them like it’s so pretty and it has cottage cheese as well I see sugar cinnamon like this is origin apart. I almost don’t want to dig into it This breakfast we are hungry. It looks like a little flower. Oh, wow, Joe slim. It shows the middle in the middle. Oh So it looks like Oh berries. Oh my cup. This one was Apple, but maybe we got berries Wonderful. Does it matter? I mean the other one the other maybe Apple then yeah. Yeah because the other one has a Has a cinnamon whatever small So good Tasty I have to say we have a bit of a sweet tooth this morning both of us ordered sweet breakfasts So nice with this like cottage cheese and all the icing sugar and cinnamon mixing together man Got to love it Okay, it looks like a mix of almonds apples beer shows all that’s in there It’s kind of hard to see I mean it all looks kind of like mush. Okay, just trust my taste buds here Good stuff I did not it’s something that’s really cool too that we just noticed. Is it this middling sleeves? Yeah, and it has a nice amount of like icing sugar and just yeah, it’s just so beautiful. It really is a work of art Really is where I work out, right? Like these are the nicest crepes I’ve ever had in terms of presentation Like seriously, that was such a beautiful plate I Taste something that’s a little bit similar to like a cottage cheese as well. Yeah. Yeah, that’s the sauce. Yeah. No, it’s awesome denieth It’s really good. Oh, man, it gives it a bit of a Salty complement to the to the sugary Ness of this. Oh My god, oh my gosh Then we have a lot more to drive and time for the next dish. Yeah, the next dish is a stack of little pancakes here Dusted with icing sugar if you look down it’s got Raspberries it has a lot of cinnamon which I’m really smelling and enjoying and Apparently this is going to be a sour cream based sauce. So yeah, it’s gonna take one off here Those pancakes are nice and fluffy. Oh, yeah, they really are good. Nice and fluffy. Take it for a swim. Grab a berry. Oh Yeah No, it was awesome Those are like I just love I love anything with a lot of cinnamon and it’s sweet But it’s also tart with the berry and a little bit sour with the sour cream sauce So you have a lot of flavors competing. It’s wonderful. Your teachers are being entertained here Yeah very much so early in the morning. So this is yeah I thought we were getting something a bit more sweet this morning But it’s nice to have the tartness and sour as well because those are flavors. I really enjoy doing In the background, yeah, you mean the music it’s been good at so yeah, very classic to like American cowboy Wow It almost reminds me a bit of Lacombe with a Greek yogurt no, yeah, yeah Yeah. Oh, that’s a good way of describing it actually. Hmm just Really? Thanks. Yeah, I think they’re so fluffy. I mean This is a nice surprise. I mean, I know we could have had borscht or dumplings for breakfast This is a nice change sexy that we’ve done a lot of the the typical Ukrainian dishes, you know, exactly Yeah I mean like parties having breakfast in two different countries is realizing that Like there isn’t often always a standard like people with people basically whatever they are in the mood for And breakfast changes from like a weekday to a weekend We can spare them. Yeah feel like on a weekend. You’re more likely to experiment. So yeah So this this was all Sam searing because apparently bakes and crepes were not enough. He wanted something else That was sweet and our service suggested this particular dessert. So it kind of looks like what is it like deep fried dough may be? coated in like sugar cinnamon and it comes with a little Little sauce Bowl here. Yeah, let’s is all about A lot. This is like a nice clean even illa custard again. Super sweet This is good, I mean, there’s no way I can eat all of this but No problem so my turn to try and you can see this but these are absolutely coated in icing sugar and cinnamon beautiful Donkey I’m eating arts meeting her It’s not custard that really makes up yeah and then the first place your first white Cinnamon really hits you. Mm-hmm, and then the costume Yeah, it’s just really nice. Oh my gosh, this is that this is a wonderful breakfast, but it’s so much food That’s turning one more into a brunch. I know and if you would have expected this from a post-office feed cafe I know. Yeah, the specializes in fasting crap here. Yeah. You also do a nice breakfast guys If you have a sweet tooth come here for sure and time for the doodle time for the bill This is what it came in. Oh, cool I I kind of struggled to open the box Our little gift inside the receipt, yeah. So anyways that came to what just over 200 yeah I was 207 207 to be exact which is just slightly under eight US Dollars and To route to conclude that was for two cappuccinos. Yeah, and three basically manias Breakfast means you had the the crispy fried cookies. Yeah in cakes the crepes and oh boy. Yes. Yeah Oh my gosh for a full So you can’t he can’t find too much better value for a for four dollars per person. Really? Can you see I would highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a nice breakfast Sam why are you not walking in the safety of this tunnel? So It is lunchtime here in Kiev we’ve been here in the city for about a week and today we’ve decided to take you for georgian food because we’ve noticed Georgian Kuzon is super popular in the city There’s actually this one street where there’s like a whole bunch of georgia and restaurants right next to each other So we figured what is this popular? We need to make a food video So yeah, we’re on our way for lunch. And this is how you cross busy streets in Kiev through underpasses So there is lots of climbing and descending stairs Sam is a man on a mission Marching towards the georgian restaurant. No one is going to get between him and his food stomp stomp stomp So, what do we know about George insane well, we’ve never actually traveled to Georgia at least not yet So we’re not that familiar with this food. Although we did visit this restaurant a few days ago, and it was so good That was like we have to come back over But what we do know is that georgian cuisine is a mix of European and Middle Eastern Influences, so all should be very exciting. All right So the first thing has arrived and that is my Georgian red wine It is a sapper AVI Which is a dry red wine which comes from soporific grapes and I had this last time and it’s so good and when they asked me like do you want to smoke a Big glass of them Finnick make it big and be very black things Look at all. All right. So at this restaurant you get some free appetizers. So we’ve got a nice little mix of breads Cucumbers this little bowl with like coarse salt and spices and you also get four little dipping sauces So we’ve had these before these two are really hot, especially the green peppers Yes, and then we’ve got some beetroot and I believe this cheese. Yeah, it’s like kind of similar to like a cream cheese consistency Let’s go for the spicy one, though This could be trouble Inspiring and then Amen then you’ve got the cucumbers which are nice and refreshing cking dip this right into his soul from the spice Yeah Big Mike That good Okay, it’s time for the first if yes, so ordered a Georgian solid here, man It’s as basic ingredients It’s just tomatoes cucumbers and onions and you can see all those quite clearly And it comes with a kind of a nutty bass dress Yeah, so let’s try that. So I read even speak compared to a Greek salad you – the feta Right soon I can do the comparison. Yeah The drudging is actually not strong. It has a bit of a nutty taste. Well, yeah, it is like The old ingredients are nice and fresh Tomatoes what’s good so good to get that good to get some veggies in before the heavier dishes to come along. Yeah Time for the next course and I’m actually gonna have to read the name for this once it’s a little complicated it’s called by the DJ niggas eat and This is eggplant rolls with a walnut paste and it just looks beautiful Basically, they cook the walnut until it’s soft and then they roll it up with a walnut paste that also have spices and vinegar They also put a little dollop on top put some pomegranate seeds. And yeah, it’s Beautiful. It’s art its arts on my face are gon play and it’s so good I already tried this one last time we came to this restaurant That we were like, yeah, we’re ordering this again Let’s say, yeah, I just love the will not pitch enough and there is more food Coming faster than we can use So yeah, the walnut piece it almost has like a like a who was Ted sir, but with like a really strong nutty flavor So it’s really really good. I would really recommend trying this dish. It’s one of my favorites Next next dishes here. Yes the next dishes here It is like khachapuri and it comes with some gooey cheese, which is similar to mozzarella Basically, if you take a look over here this kind of looks like a like a Georgian pizza it has been cut sliced like one with sliced in and in my Little triangles and my gosh is never cheesy. We had this last time too It’s kind of like a salty to you And this one comes with double to you. So actually there’s very definitely and it’s very filling. It’s very dense So, yeah, if you’re looking to get filled up eating Georgian food You’ll definitely want to order this with one of your dishes edit it will it will make you feel stuff for sure Yeah, and I think we’re going to be taking some of it. Yes. Definitely. We made the mistake of being the whole thing last time By the time dessert rolled around we’ve I kind of already done So next up we are trying that dolma, which if you have a look over here It’s basically like a grape leaf that has been stuffed with minced beef Rice some spices and it comes with this white sauce It almost looks like I don’t know some yogurt or sour cream based sauce, really? Yeah, and this I’m actually trying to the first time sauce I’m screwed Does the creep please give it a bit of a sour taste? Er, no, you know? The leaves are quite soft. I was expecting them to be a little tougher They’re really good So, I’m really curious to try this one as well I haven’t had it before so Yeah, they just look through like that’s the way the food is presented at this front of restaurant is beautiful click oh, yeah, really liking of our I also like that. These are bite-size. Yeah Mm-hmm. Oh my gosh That’s so good so juicy. What’s the first thing that comes to my mind and you really do taste the meat inside as well? but you’re right though, the Belief is very soft. Yeah, it’s much softer than I thought I thought it might have more of and this kind of a like a leathery texture, but you got it alone. That’s very soft Just bite right into it. And for dessert like I don’t even have room for dessert. What’s still going strong? Apparently how we ordered a sampler plate that has four different Georgian desserts So I don’t know the names of these individually, so I’m just gonna read them, right? Back Tony No, Bagheera Gianni. Yes pastilla kozinaki and baked cookies with Bella mushi and Custard so I think I can probably identify it the cookies but the other three are a bit of a mystery All right, but I’m gonna start with this one because I’ve had this before And it’s good. It was my fork. My fort has vanished Steve’s my dirty form Here’s a clean one. There you go So, let’s go like this So this is really nice in some restaurants, I’ve actually seen this called like a Napoleon or Napolitan or something like that and it’s basically all these layers like pancake layers with cream in between Oh my good That’s probably your favorite favorite dessert that I’ve had here yeah so much so I’m going in You’re ensuring that a custard is so nice And each other once you do one more and then I’ll have it here this one This one’s a bit of a mystery to me, I don’t know what the exterior is I keep thinking It’s like a big paste of sorts maybe but I’m not entirely sure And then inside it’s just more custard more cream the same kind This is returning this for the first time we did or does anything All right, so I’m going to try the other two so I’m going down here for the walnuts and they’re basic It’s basically like walnuts and kind of like a syrupy honey type consistency. It looks like there’s some icing sugar on top Whoa, look at that. Let’s see the trail stickiness and You always devour that dessert I love absolutely love not so It’s just right up my alley this sweetness like them but this year open and thickness added to it really makes it nice Mm-hmm All right And the last one for us to try here And we’re gonna have a bit of the dissection going on is the cookies and then yeah as I’m opening it up here it’s basically like a cookie shell yeah and stuff the inside of that is Appears to be like kind of like something of the jam right consistency Yeah, and there’s also a custard right next year if you open right the other one. Okay, I’ll do that for this – yeah We can make a Spanish He’s gonna try one for now, yeah the thing that surprised me about these for me when we had it Last time was that I thought the I thought the cookie shelf would be more soft But it’s actually kind of like it’s a hard and crumbly Yeah, so I don’t know what the ingredients are for that one But to me, it tastes a bit like almost like an almond cookie. Yeah. Yeah, I would agree. Yeah Yeah, just the texture of it when you’re biting. It. It does remind me of an almond cookie. Oh That’s really good. That’s also one of my favorites Um, it’s cool that like these two are my favorites and I think these two are your favorites So yeah, it works out it works out very well So this is our receipt it comes in a little envelope sealed in the back And actually last time we came here the lady handed us this letter and she’s like before you go Here’s the letter from Mama monogamy was a restaurant. I was like, oh Like they give you a little letter All right, so time to assess the damage it came to 819 which is 31 US dollars. So just over 15 dollars per person And yeah, that’s a bit of a splurge milling CF and we ordered so much food And I don’t know if you can see this, but we are taking a big walk home I couldn’t even finish a we were defeated by it by the meal it was that good So I hope this gives you a bit of an idea of different types of story and food You can try basically different things. You can eat serves a Georgian cuisine. We really liked it I really love this restaurant highly recommended if you’re visiting Yep, Creon. And yeah, if you get a chance to try Georgian cuisine definitely do so. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all All righty, what is happening today, oh my gosh today is a special day we haven’t had Korean food in ages Ages we were actually wracking our brain and thinking like when was the last time and we believe it it was in Pokhara Nepal Months months ago that’s half a year ago. So we came to Kiev and cut we’re kind of here for a little while We actually researched online to see if there was any Korean restaurants have been craving it for ages and we found one There’s actually one that’s quite highly rated. It is a view dog I don’t want that up there and you know, what’s so funny for a second I thought Sam had finally learned how to read Cyrillic. Oh right. Now I was reading the Korean Yeah, and then of course that was the typical Korean sign and as well beside it – alright, let’s go anyways we’re hungry Let’s go in. Let’s eat Korean food. So excited Okay orders have been placed and I don’t think they’re gonna be very many surprises We have our favorites we tend to work on the same things over and over again But we do get six free little dishes side dishes on challenges Yeah, and there’s other things that are authentic about this too The little bell when you’re ready to order or you want to get more drinks to go ding ding ding and one thing well the Canadian I did order a little bit different that I normally Normally tend to get both slightly been bought if I haven’t had it for a while, but I ended up getting kimchi bokumbap which is against my right race and Yeah, we ordered men do as well. No, we got the patch on then Imagi, right? Okay, so you’re missing a little bit Yeah, and I got soondubu jjigae, which is what I always get I smell your lovely. My tofu stew is you know, it’s it’s late August here. It’s getting a little bit chilly get up So yeah, yeah barely is under 20 most days Surfeit has arrived all at once but we’re gonna start out with the band shun. So we got lots of free dishes We’ve got our sweet potato here Looks like sweet potato, right? Yeah, I think it is. In fact, it’s either Oh Kumar comment on this mom go come on. It has been quitted. Oh, thanks. It’s almost like a pancake form. Yeah We got our pickled radishes. Yep over here. I’ve already had a few Anderson spicy So good this one looks a little familiar, what is this Let’s try it anyway Hmm it might be some kind of mushroom. Oh, wow, that’s good That’s what its gonna guess and then we have the bean sprouts of course bean sprouts and they go Those are so tasty. And of course we have kimchi Oh See we go. See you agree. Let’s not forget. I will see you in don’t thinking green. That’s Kim That’s what I’m starting to forget. Where’s The drawing don’t worry Amy cheeks To the we do have the we do have the classic kimchi. Mmm-hmm. I mean know what This kimchi has some kick I’ve already been having some Sneaking in through the wall oven filling and what’s the last one to the left of it Oh Spicy end of your food time. That’s like a spicy given this also looks like kimchi It looks like like it cooked for a little bit. Let’s see. Yeah have some onions in here as well. Yeah. I’m T onions Is it warm? No, it’s called otis cold. Okay, I mean not sweet sauce. Okay. It’s a sweeter kind but similar What is the name No Sweet red sauce like why you seem sweet that you add to your BB pot au feu chocolates. Good to joke. Good job It’s got lots it goes to John. Oh Yeah, that’s red pepper paste starting to get my runny nose it always because whenever I have Korean QW I know we love it, but we haven’t had in so long I guess we’re just we’re not we’re not quite used to the spices again That was like when we first came back to Korea again last year Oh my gosh virtually dating some digestive issues for the make it we got used to it Yeah. Okay. What are you gonna to look exciting? We’ve got Pat Young which is like Korean pancakes and his beautiful it’s already it’s been sliced up, but it only choked on this so I’m gonna slice it further once for Yeah, so the main ingredient of course is the pop which is the green onion Italian and then then Actually, this is kind of like a mole project because it’s got I can see that there’s seafood in here No, it’s got red pepper and with that probably onions and other just kind of assorted seafood All right. So let’s take that for a swim here. I believe this is kang gyeongmo sauce It’s like a soy sauce mixed with the vinegar. It should be really nice success, right? Yeah Oh, yeah a little bit of chili powder you yeah, you have to absolutely dump here You have to dunk your pageant into this doesn’t taste good. It’s good. Otherwise Yeah, very authentic amazing look That’s what you can tell that it’s being served basically as a main dish As opposed to just like BAM champ as if they make it nice and thick Your turn go I’m just gonna dunk it properly dunk. Oh yeah, yeah My favorite we arrived really hungry today We were actually gonna come breakfast we skip breakfast and we were gonna come around 11:00 And we ended up having a super long Skype call and now we’re here at 2 p.m yeah, we Brother appetites for sure. It’s really authentic. I don’t so authentic And no I mean what’s a viewer time for the mean I ordered that gives you book goof-off Which is kimchi fried rice. Yeah, man, man, this this looks it looks so good I can tell that there’s chunks of meat in and already it’s got lots of kimchi. It has other vegetables already Yeah, and the kicker is a the emitted super authentic by giving us a runny egg. Yes. That is how you finish That’s how you that’s basically how you played how you talk? kimchi fried rice and Sam can’t deal with runny eggs unless You’re if it’s me, it’s just funny. Right? I like it. I Have really weird like the foods that I don’t like I have really weird conditioners for them Yeah, they get just runny eggs on their own But they mix it with rice Totally totally fun. So let’s see. How is this? That’s good, yeah it’s very Compared to a lot of other gyms people come buffs I found it’s got quite a bit more sweetness do it with dolls. Also have a lot of space. Oh, man Really does so you’ve got like very intense sweetness Which you kind of kind of hit you right away, but then as you’re swallowing them it’s more intense to spice and yeah It’s very spicy My throat’s on fire. So a Little soup. All right, maybe like Karen goofy like um, um a little egg Egg soup not entirely sure Looks like egg whites and some spring onions. Yeah, that’s exactly what it is. Yeah, and that’s that’s kind of mr Cooper cooling your palate a little bit. This is a spicy. All right. Yeah Because shanks Kerry Feel like we see that a lot. Your nerves are very cheesy lines. We seem to have a long Hot that’s hot. Hmm. Let know spice it up. It’s just hot hot hot you know what I mean about the sweetness, uh-huh it hits you hard, but then this place Yum, it is sweeter than any other book another con. What? I’m everything the one we had was it in Nepal that one the sweetness was just wrong because you’re not putting ketchup in there And this is this is my authentic Yeah, I’ve had since I’ve had seen some kind of sweeter kimchi bokumbap in Korea But it tends not to be that way tends not to be as sweet as this All right, still kinda with the presentation and the spiciness and the other ingredients are definitely on on part Yeah, try I like it. It’s different but I like you. Yeah, but it’s definitely got a little bit more sugar than Than what we’re used to Try this was wrong Yeah It’s just nice for cooling up a little bit. It’s very very late I’ll say yeah I’ve got a nice mild flavor. So she need a little bit of a break from the spice exactly This is really good so far Let’s move on to your dig a are you really? I sure AM. So for my main, I ordered the soondubu jegging which is the tofu stew it also comes Comes with a bowl of rice and done white rice, that’s a very authentic care invisible and this too I have to say it looks it looks a little bit different from what I’m used to like It’s what is really no, it’s not as red. There’s very little broth. It’s mostly all Tofu, and I’m used to it being like the soft tofu lay there were chunks But this one looks a bit more realer. It was an egg already mixed it in. Yeah It looks like there’s some meat Which is unusual in the studio. I’m so touchy. Sometimes. Did you get me into the booth? But sometimes not Spray-z It tastes quite eggy like an egg drop soup okay tofu and a little bit of spice it’s not overly spicy I prefer you know that rich breads crazy broth right makes your eyes rod makes your nose run Everything’s watering. So it seems to me that the tofu is a little bit different normally It’d be more than that the silken tofu. That looks more. Yeah, more like a curdled I would say yeah Yeah, it’s different. It is a bit different but it does taste good. I am not complaining Okay, Sam. Let’s see what you think What’s the night you know, no it tastes it tastes to me more like a doing junk jiggy Like I saw you being a chicken but um, it is good though. It is good. Yeah Yeah, but I think that they made it as a doing something to get to be honest tell It is tasty though, yeah Honestly, this restaurant has been such a pleasant surprise. We were not expecting to find amazing Korean food Very happy but this right here is our happy place No, no, we’re just gonna come on tight guys. No more filming. Just enjoying those so much food So much. Yeah, we did a pretty good job. I think vision of the means polished off the means But yeah, we are done defeated time it is time to ding-dong-dang the ding-dong Well, well, what a beautiful waiter in the meal they brought complimentary water Nolan which I think might pursue Correct me if I wrong in that pumpkin no whole part this pumpkin. Okay, because a Saturday Yeah, anyways, so it came to 491 which was nineteen US dollars Yeah, I found that was great value because we got three main dishes We got tons of banchan tongues aside to just forgot to show you I had Georgia Hawaiian man And we also got a big thing of tea to share. So yeah, that’s pretty good I mean some people ignite something a person to have a really nice authentic Korean meal here in the Ukraine Yeah, I was lost them. I would come back here again for sure highly recommend this place. The name is out at all Well, that’s a wrap to our introduction to Ukrainian cuisine We hope this Ukraine Food Guide inspired you to try some of these mouth-watering dishes now over to you What is your favorite Ukrainian food? Have you tried Ukrainian cuisine before let us know in the comments below and we’ll see you soon with more food and travel adventures

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