Blast from the Past: Authentic Russian food over at Gostiny Dvor

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Russian Gostiny Dvor is a Russian Restaurant that was recommended by my Russian friend Elena. Now she says that this is one of the few authentic Russian Restaurants in Korea. It’s over by Dongdaemun Stadium Station Exit 7 (Sorry my mistake.) [The name of the station has been changed to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park] and this area is like little Russia. Most of the stores have Russian signs. There are Russian Groceries nearby too.

Russian food is very hearty and the taste ranges from sour to wholesome. I wouldn’t say the stuff that I ate was really spicy. It’s excellent food for winter.
We started out with some pelmeni which are little dumplings made with lamb meat.

Selyodka pod shuboj is like a layered smoked salmon and lox dish. It has beets on top and then a layer of mayonnaisse, potatoes, I believe onions and then a smoked fish on the bottom. The flavors all together merge into a very pleasant medley of flavors. The subtle potatoes are sweetened with the tart beets and then you get that smokey fish pop.

Solyanka is a slightly sour soup with sausage, olives, cucumbers, and paprika and topped with sour cream and green onions. Delicious as well.

Farshirova niij perets- stuffed pepper dish.

Sorry, for the quick post, but I have to get ready for work. Thanks for reading and does anyone know of any Ethiopian restaurants in Korea? I've heard there is one. I just don't know where it is.

Dan

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