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Russian Bar Food


Can we please talk about how fried bread is the best thing known to man?

Okay, so typical Russian bar food will include basics like french fries and mozzarella sticks.  Also typical in Russia is a special type of cheese known as “Checha” (phonetically for you all :).  It is a salty cheese sliced into strings typically consumed with beer. (It snuck in the picture on the left…)

In addition, you may easily find pickles or dried fish on the bar menu.

However, the gem… by far the best bar snack I have ever had and can ONLY get in Russia (pity)…

Хлебные Гренки  – Fried Brown Bread

Many times this is served with melted cheese on top and your choice of dipping sauces.  Salty and crunchy on the outside, but still soft on the inside, the bread is not tart as you may think and it stands up well to the American french fry.  Please bring this to America!! AHHH SINFUL

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2 thoughts on “Russian Bar Food

    • Thanks for your comment! The pink sauce was a type of Ketchup/mayo based dip. Honestly, not entirely sure what it was! The yellow sauce was a cheesy dip. In Russia, mayonaise is an additional food group and used as a condiment on EVERYTHING! Unfortunately for me, it’s not my favorite. However, the dip was good with the bread sticks.

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