The top 10 foods you have to eat in Poland

1. Bigos (hunter’s stew)

King of Polish cuisine. Combination of cabbage, meat, sausage, mushrooms and other ingredients. You really need to taste it!

Hunter's stew

Hunter’s stew (source: cookdiary.net )

2. Pierogi (dumplings)

No comment required. You know the deal.

Pierogi (source: kuchnia.wp.pl)

Pierogi (source: kuchnia.wp.pl)

3. Ogórki kwaszone (pickle cucumbers)

Prepare yourself for a flavour revolution! The taste might be a little bit weird at first but trust us, you will fall in love with those amazing pickle cucumbers.

Pickle cucumbers (source: seromaniacy.pl)

Pickle cucumbers (source: seromaniacy.pl)

4. Żurek (Sour Rye Soup)

Outstanding combination of flavours, traditionally served with egg and white sausage.

Sour rye soup (source: en.wikipedia.org)

Sour rye soup (source: en.wikipedia.org)

5. Twaróg ze szczypiorkiem (Cottage cheese with spring onion)

Fresh, creamy with a secret ingredient of spring onion, this Polish speciality will change your life forever. Great for breakfast, especially when served with fresh Polish bread.

Cottage cheese with spring onion (source:  foodmag.pl)

Cottage cheese with spring onion (source: foodmag.pl)

6. Śledzie w śmietanie (Herrings in cream)

Usually can be found during Christmas in almost every Polish house. Does this combination sound bizarre? Not for Polish people 😉

Herrings in cream  (source: kuchniaagaty.pl)

Herrings in cream (source: kuchniaagaty.pl)

7. Polish bread

Is there anything better than freshly-baked, warm Polish bread? Probably not. Well, maybe dumplings, but they’ve already been included in our list.

Polish Bread (source: smakowekubki.com)

Polish Bread (source: smakowekubki.com)

8. Smalec (Lard)

Pig fat with crispy pieces of pork skin and seasoning. DELICIOUS.

Lard (source: gotujemy.smaczne-blogowanie.pl)

Lard (source: gotujemy.smaczne-blogowanie.pl)

9. Oscypek (Sheep Cheese)

A traditional smoked cheese made of sheep milk. Originally from Polish mountains, nowadays it can be found almost everywhere.

Sheep cheese (source:   wikipedia.org)

Sheep cheese (source: wikipedia.org)

10. Kiełbasa (Sausage)

This is really exciting one – meat of pork, beef or veal with spices, salt and breadcrumbs. There are so many types of sausages in Poland that you may not manage to try all of them even if you really try.

Sausage (source: wyroby.biebrza.com.pl)

Sausage (source: wyroby.biebrza.com.pl)

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