What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

We offer you a view from the side in the long-familiar to us things.

BuzzFeed article on popular international portal proves that foreigners not only mysterious Russian soul, but also the Russian cuisine. Many are accustomed to certain dishes from childhood and did not see them as anything special. For example, a rare New Year's feast dispenses with conventional salad. But if you think about it, even the simple salad ingredients may indeed seem strange to someone who has not lived in Russia and got used to other food.

In this article, I see the startled look "from outside", although much of this list very tasty.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Pancakes with caviar and sour cream

The idea for an evil joke: tell your American friends, it's the whipped cream and jam, and watch as they experience the strangest taste in your life.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Herring under a fur coat

Imagine a layer cake of salt herring, boiled vegetables, covered with "coat" of mayonnaise and grated beets. It sounds scary, but you will like it - both might like genuine fur coat fuchsia.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Doctor's sausage

Porous love child of sausages and salami. Any Russian child in America, which will bring in a sandwich with her school classmates asked a lot of questions.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Salad

Perhaps it shocks those who have never been to Russia, but it's just a potato salad, flavored with lots of vegetables and sausage above. It looks strange, but in general it is delicious.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Marinated all

Marinated mushrooms, pickled tomatoes, sauerkraut. Adults have a snack that vodka - so tasty.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Jelly

Meat jelly. The idea seems strange, but it is delicious, and there is a place to creativity! You can make different shapes.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Fat

This raw pig fat, and the more it is - the better.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Kvass

This bread and berry mead krutanskih sold in bottles. And it is slightly alcoholic.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Sandwich with herring, mayonnaise and pickles

By and large all the ingredients - a snack with vodka. Plus mayonnaise because WHY NOT. Also, the dish is popular in the Netherlands, but without strong drinks.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Okroshka

It is a cold yogurt with cucumbers, dill and sausage - if all the ingredients that have not previously put into the soup, we got together and decided to puzzle.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Soljanka

The meat of different varieties + anything = sour soup? So we will win.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Kissel

"Fruit soup" of berry juice and starch is often served for dessert.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Compote

This Eastern European version of the fruit punch, just made out of boiled water fruit, which complicates the process, but it's worth it.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Vinaigrette

(Not to be confused with salad dressing.) Beets, potatoes, pickles and pickled cabbage is very frequent components for Russian cuisine, so it is not surprising that one has a separate dish.

What foreigners think of Russian cuisine

Dumplings

The filling can be anything, but usually it's berries. Berry dumplings!