Ukrainian cuisine: Be careful counting dishes

Author : Mariya Kapinos

14:00, 27 December 2015

Ukrainian cuisine: Be careful counting dishes

Author : Mariya Kapinos

There is Christmas tradition in Ukraine: twelve dishes on the table

14:00, 27 December 2015

Ukrainians believe Christmas table has to consist of twelve dishes. Mostly it is Ukrainian food. It`s delicious and very vivid

Ukrainian Borsch

Probably the most famous Ukrainian dish. It`s a soup, made of meet, potatoes and beet. That’s why it has red color and usually served with sour cream.


They are dumplings stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings.  In Ukrainian houses, the smell of Christmas in not only not cinnamon and apple spice, but  the aromas of onions and mushrooms simmering in butter.

Also vareniki can be sweet, with cherries for example.



It’s also known as stuffed cabbage, but not like any stuffed cabbage you’ve ever had. This is something every Ukrainian family makes. Usually gulubtsi are stuffed with meet or potatoes.


This is simply a yeast-raised bread dough fried in oil and flavored with garlic salt or oil. These puffs are excellent served in baskets as appetizers or with soups. You can also roll them in sugar as for doughnuts.

Related: Christmas Party: what you ought to know about Ukraine!

Bon Apetit! 

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