I have been getting a lot of questions about what I have been eating in The Republic of Georgia so….This entry will be show some of the food that I have eaten in Sakartvelo.
One of my favorite dishes that I can’t get enough of is Khinkali and these are popular among all the volunteers. They are Georgian’s version of the dumpling and usually are filled with meat but you can find them filled with cheese, mushrooms or potato as well. Khinkali are boiled but you can also boil it and then fry the outside of them to make it crispy, I just tried them this way recently and they are delicious! You usually just put pepper on the Khinkali before eating them
P.S. I know how to make them now too :)
Another food that I eat a lot of is khachapuri and Lobiani. Now these two foods are very similar. They are like a quesadilla but using georgian bread. Khatchapuri is a quesadilla but using the Georgian salty cheese and Georgian bread and Lobiani is breans between the Georgian Bread. Both are very good.
One food that I love and can’t get enough of is Badijani. It is eggplant stuffed with a walnut paste and sometimes has pomegranate seeds on top. IT IS HEAVENLY!
Here is a interesting one that I have never encountered before..I have only had it once so far but it is a good snack. Usually sold as a street food and sort of like the Georgian Snickers, Churchkela is a string of walnuts that have been dipped in the grape juice and flour and then dried. It is very good and I hope to have more soon.
Also with the Grape Juice and Flour mixture, you can make a classic Georgian dessert which just hardens into a shape and consistency similar to something between Jello and Pudding. I had this a lot during the first few months I was in Georgia.
Well that is just a taste of what I have been eating here in Georgian so I plan to more Food entries soon. Since PST ended, I don’t have everything I have posted here everyday. I have a lot of bread, potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes but these are some of the authentic Georgian Cuisine that I have tasted and it is all excellent.
I promise I will do more food entries because there is many, many different Georgian foods..Some that I have not even tried yet myself!