Lithuanian Foodies

My parents particularly enjoyed eating Lithuanian food during their trip — and they tried a wide variety of foods from several different restaurants.  For Lithuanian food, we ate at Žalias Ratas in Kaunas; Belmontas, Bernelių Užeiga and Savas Kampas in Vilnius; and the restaurant at Rumšiškės.  I may have missed a couple of things, but I think that this is a complete list of dishes that they tried.

  • Crepe-style pancakes
  • Varšės blynai (thick pancakes)
  • Žemačių blynai (potato pancakes filled with meat)
  • Cepeliniai (pork-filled mashed potato dumpling)
  • Kepta duona (fried bread)
  • Šaltibarščiai (cold beet soup)
  • Mixed vegetable salads made with sour cream or mayonnaise
  • Pork tenderloin, pork cutlets, and pork meatballs
  • Marinated salads: shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, shredded beets
  • Koldunai (dumplings) with mushrooms
  • White farmer’s cheese with caraway seeds on bread
  • Kibinai (pork-filled pastries) in Trakai

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