Although it is highly popular in all Eastern countries, you will have the chance to taste the best versions of Borscht while you are in Moscow. Originally, this soup is Ukrainian but Moscow will never fall short of your expectations. The main ingredient of this soup in the original recipe is beetroot, adding a perfect flavor to this national soup. However, in some countries, tomato is used instead of beetroot. The other ingredients are cabbage, potato or carrot. Beef is also found in this soup and the ingredients are roughly chopped.
However, if you don’t like garlic, think twice before tasting this traditional soup because it may contain a considerable amount of it. It is generally served with some mayonnaise on top of it and this soup is known to enhance your immune system. Borscht will definitely be the taste that you will never forget easily.
A traditional fast food of Russia is Bliny. It may be familiar to you as pancakes or crepes but be sure that Bliny has a more special taste than them.
Blini is thicker than the ordinary pancakes and traditionally they are made with yeasted batter and baked in Russian oven. However it is not practical to do so today so mostly they are pan-fried. The filling for Bliny can be anything. You can take it as a dessert or as a snack or for breakfast. Jam, honey, chocolate cream, cottage cheese, potato, meat, vegetables, mushrooms or even caviars are among the options that you can taste.
The first thing that flashes in your mind when it comes to the tastes to try while in Moscow is of course vodka. This world-renowned drink means so much to Russians.
Moscow, undoubtedly will offer a great variety of vodkas to you. What you need to do is to try them and find your favorite one. This distilled drink is made of ethanol and water only but may contain some flavorings, too. However, Russians prefer it neat.
Russian Vodka will also be a perfect souvenir for your family and friends. Don’t forget to buy some for yourself, too. You can use this original vodka as a main ingredient of many cocktails for the house parties. Or just like Russians, drink it neat and enjoy.