Polish Cuisine: 12 Traditional Foods You Must Try In Poland

Traditional Foods You Must Try In Poland

Traditional Foods You Must Try In Poland

 

After being 4 times in Poland and happily munching Polish foods, here are my recommendations of 12 traditional foods you must try in Poland.

 

I was lucky to have tried 90% of the traditional Polish food for free all thanks to Angloville.

 

Angloville is a one week English immersion program where they cover your food and hotel accommodation in exchange for your English conversational skills.

 

 

Pierogi (Polish Dumplings)

Pierogi (Polish Dumplings)

 

The first traditional food you must try in Poland will be non other than the Pierogi. It is a national dish of Poland and everyone loves it.

 

The skins are thicker then the typical Asian dumplings.

 

It can be stuffed with different ingredients, for example cottage cheese and onions, wild mushrooms, potatoes or even fruits like strawberries and blueberries.

 

 

Bigos (Hunter's Stew)

Bigos (Hunter's Stew)

 

Second on the list of traditional food you must try in Poland is the hearty stew called Bigos.

 

It consists mainly of sauerkraut and a mixture of meat chunks and sausages, very tradition polish cuisine.

 

 

Rosół (Chicken Noodle Soup)

Rosół (Chicken Noodle Soup)

 

This is my favourite type of soup made from chicken and its broth with noodles and garnish with chopped parsley.

 

 

Barszcz Czerwony (Beet Root Soup)

Barszcz Czerwony (Beet Root Soup)

 

Not really my kind of soup thou, as beetroot has a kind of woody taste in my opinion, but I had tried some that taste really good.

 

The soup can also be served creamy with a scoop of sour cream.

 

 

Barszcz z Pasztecikiem (Fried Meat Roll)

Barszcz z Pasztecikiem (Fried Meat Roll)

 

This is clear beetroot soup served in a tea cup and accompany with a plate of fried meat roll.

 

 

Kotlet Schabowy (Breaded Pork Cutlet)

Kotlet Schabowy (Breaded Pork Cutlet)

 

This can never go wrong in Poland if you do not know what to eat.

 

It is a traditional breaded pork cutlet and usually served with potatoes and lemon.

 

 

Klopsiki (Meat Loaf)

Klopsiki (Meat Loaf)

 

It is a kind of meatball made from pork with gravy or sauces poured on top of it, usually comes with potatoes, rice or salads.

 

 

Naleśniki (Polish Pancakes)

Naleśniki (Polish Pancakes)

 

Very traditional Polish pancakes, delicious when served hot, comes with white cheese fillings.

 

 

Smalec (Pork Lard Spread)

Smalec (Pork Lard Spread)

 

It is usually taken as an appetizer but not everyone can take the taste of the Lard, I had all parts of my face cramped together after my first bite.

 

You spread it on a piece of bread, topped with prickles and eat it.

 

 

Chicken Leg With Fries

Chicken Leg With Fries

 

My favourite, it can never go wrong for chicken lovers.

 

 

Fish On Fridays

Fish On Fridays

 

Most Polish are Catholic and according to the tradition, they need to eat fish on Friday, therefore I always love it when its Friday wahahaha.

 

 

Polish Ice Cream

Polish Ice Cream

 

A very common type of ice cream, you can find them easily while walking down the streets of Poland.

 

It is a twist of 2 flavours and usually cost around $1EUR.

 

 

This section is specially written for those who wants to volunteer in Angloville and looking to taste some great traditional Polish food.

 

Chojnik, Lipowy Most, Bachledowka and Barcowka Bialy are program locations that serve pretty good traditional Polish food.

 

Location Of Those Traditional Foods You Must Try

 

Chojnik - #1, #9, #10, #11

Barcowka - #2, #5, #8

Ameliowka - #3, #4, #6, #7

 

If you have more dishes that you would like to add on, please feel free to comment in the comment box below /:)

 

PS: All pictures taken using my IphoneSE.

 

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Stephanie
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Enjoyed your post!. I’d never heard of that group before. Good to know. I like to cook so I may look up recipes for some of the dishes you posted.

Megan
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This has made me very hungry, and now I have to do this program!

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