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Comfort food: traditional Russian fare
Date Published : 26 Oct 2017

Our quest for exploring comfort foods in Hong Kong continues– this time with a focus on Russian food. Despite Hong Kong’s relatively long history with Russia, the abundance of truly authentic Russian food in Hong Kong seems to be lacking. After scouring the city streets, we found a couple of places serving up delicious Russian fare. So dine in or order from one of these amazing places with the best Russian comfort food. 

Beef stroganov with mashed potatoes @Ivan the Kozak

A restaurant serving traditional Russian and Ukrainian delicacies, Ivan The Kozak knocks it out of the park with its authentic Beef stroganoff. Sauteed pieces of juicy beef are served with flavorful sauce and topped with sour cream for the perfect finish. This version of the classic stroganoff comes with mashed potatoes– the meaty texture of the beef and the savoury sauce complements the fluffy mashed potatoes. 1/F, Parekh House, 63 Wyndham Street, Central, 28511193, 

Borsch and Blinis @ Dacha
When you think of Russian food, Borsch is probably the first thing that pops into your mind. This soup/stew is exceptionally popular around the world, and for good reason. It combines the healthiest of ingredients, including beets, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and proteins such as beef, pork or chicken, into a delicious stew. Although it can be found on most fast-food menus in Hong Kong, Dacha serves the most authentic Russian-style Borsch in Hong Kong, and is a must-try. 

Another authentic Russian delicacy served at Dacha is Blinis, a thin crepe-like pancake traditionally made from wheat or buckwheat flour and served with sour cream, butter, caviar or other garnishes. Dacha serves its Blinis with cottage cheese and sour cream, making it the perfect ending to a meal. Wing On Building, G/F, 38-40, Hollywood Road, Central, 24203555, 

Pierogi @Xytorok
Pierogi are Eastern-European boiled dumplings prepared with savory or sweet fillings wrapped in unleavened dough. Xytorok sells frozen handmade pierogi with a variety of savoury fillings including potatoes, curd cheese and Brynza Cheese, chicken, mushrooms, and sauteed cabbage, and a sweet options including curd cheese, sugar and vanilla. Order a bunch and boil them in the comfort of your own home for a quick, delicious snack. For more information, email [email protected] or call 21469603, for online orders visit 

Check out other posts from our comfort food series including Middle Eastern and Indonesian delicacies!

Najuka Redkar

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