What to eat in Moscow? 2024

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Medovik is a Russian layer cake and the primary ingredients are honey and condensed milk. It consists of layers of sponge cake with a cream filling and is often covered with nuts or crumbs made from leftover cake.


Pelmeni is dumplings of Russian cuisine which consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. They are filled with minced meat ( beef, pork or lamb), onion and herbs. They can be served with sour cream, tomato sause or melted butter.


Borscht is a sour soup common in Eastern Europe and across Russia. Origin country is Ukraine. It includes beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which gives the dish its distinctive red color. It is typically made by combining meat or bone stock with vegetables.


Solyanka is a thick, spicy and sour Russian soup. There are three basic types of solyanka, with the main ingredient being either meat (sausage), fish, or mushrooms. All of them contain pickled cucumbers with brine, and often cabbage, salted mushrooms, potatoes, olives, lemon, smetana (sour cream), and dill.


Shchi is a traditional soup of Russia where it has been known as far back as the 9th century. It can be added meat, bacon, sorrel, bean, mushrooms, eggs and even seafood in the soup. But the main ingredient is cabbage.


Blini is a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat flour and served with sour cream (smetana), jam, butter, caviar and quark (tvorog).

Olivier salad

Olivier salad is a traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine. It is usually made with diced boiled potatoes, carrots, brined dill pickles, green peas, eggs, celeriac, onions, diced boiled chicken, tart apples with salt and pepper, dressed with mayonnaise. Also, beef meat or salami can be added instead of chicken.

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is a popular Russian dish around the world. Pieces of beef are sautéed with mushrooms and it is served in a smetana sauce (sour cream). The dish takes its name from the 19th-century diplomat Count Paul Stroganov.
  • Oleg Rogachov

    Borscht is a Ukrainian dish not russian

  • Farid Movsumov

    Thanks for the information Oleg. You are right, an origin of Borscht is Ukraine and I just updated description of the Borscht. It has been added to the list because it is also delicious in Russia and travelers visiting country should try it.