Most foreigners treat the Russian menu with some concern. Jelly with meat, which the Russians affectionately call jelly. Salted fish covered with a thick layer of mayonnaise and boiled vegetables. Zucchini caviar, which is actually not caviar at all. We bring to your attention 10 dishes of Russian cuisine that will shock absolutely every tourist.
Salou is considered by many foreigners as the perfect dish to get out of their culinary comfort zone. Although not every one of them dared to treat himself with a piece of fat.
Most Western tourists believe that when the Russians give them an okroshka, they play a joke on them. Well, who in their right mind would eat a salad with sausage, cucumber and dill diluted with some exotic sour drink?
Some tourists call shchi salad, dressed in gravy – a mixture of products that suit their taste.
4. Herring under a fur coat
Here foreign guests are more afraid of the name than the dish itself. However, they were honestly surprised at how completely inconvenient products were combined into one palette.
Not every foreigner is ready to try meat jelly. And when the guests are told that the broth “jelly” is being cooked, for example, on pig’s hooves, they become completely speechless.
6. Blood sausage
Foreigners say: “Having black pudding for breakfast or lunch means ruining your mood for the whole day.”
7. Gulf fish
Multicolored jelly with a taste of fish? truly? How do you enjoy this dish? The Russians say: “It is quite possible, if you add hot horseradish to it.” Such advice is even more alarming for uninitiated tourists.
Vinaigrette causes a fit of disgust in most foreigners. They think this salad looks painfully unappetizing despite the fact that it doesn’t contain salted herring or any other fish.
9. Zucchini caviar
Another Russian delicacy, which brings tourists to a stupor due to its exotic texture and name. The fact is that for most of them the word “caviar” is strongly associated with something fishy.
It seems that Kissel visits guests an unfinished product: either liquid jelly or melted marmalade. The image of the world will finally explode at the seams if you serve the jelly in a deep bowl like soup.