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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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Russian Dishes

1. Borsch

A staple Russian/Ukrainian dish, the St Petersburg borsch is a filling beetroot-based soup usually prepared with meat, although vegetarian versions can also be found. A thick borsch tastes delicious with smetana (sour cream).

2. Caviar

Russia has two types of caviar. Black caviar is the more expensive of the two, and is roe from sturgeon. The red caviar, cheaper and far more common, is roe taken from salmon.

3. Pelmeni

Pelmeni are like ravioli, only usually bigger. Served in a clear broth or with smetana ...

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