Before I went to Krakow last August, I already researched some of the most important things to try while there and thanks to my Polish colleagues in HR, I was able to get to know more of what Polish cuisine has to offer. Here are some of the things I tried:
Kielbasa with fried potatoes and pierogi – around PLN 23.00, approx. PHP 325.00
I love dumplings because this is a kind of food that you can easily eat anywhere. Polish dumplings are called Pierogi and it is made of unleavened dough commonly stuffed with cheese, sauerkraut, spinach, mushrooms, etc. The dumplings are boiled first then deep fried with butter and onion. This is very much similar to Italy’s ravioli, Japan’s Gyoza, Korea’s Mandu and Chinese’s Jiaozi. One can find Pierogi anywhere in Poland. I had the first taste of Pierogi from a Polish restaurant called Chopin at the Old Town then I had another batch and had it as a side dish paired with my pork skewers (photo above). I am used to the Asian type of dumplings where the wrapper is thin while Pierogi’s have thicker dough.