Ok, so now for the good stuff.
One of the important reasons why I was so stoked to visit Poland was that I knew (I knew) that the food was going to be a) cheap b) effing delicious.
I was not disappointed.
So here is the food I ate while travelling in Poland. Yum.
Oh, and I never want to see another pierogi again.
Pierogies stuffed with mushrooms and saurkraut
Vodka and Tonic
Weiner Schnitzel (ok, this was in Germany)
"Meat" Pierogies, baked.
Apple and Cinnamon Pierogies at a Pierogarnia that is subsidized by MONKS! (cost $4!)
A Polish Doughnut, a paczek, filled with rose petal jam.
Breakfast in Krakow, sausage, cheese and pickles!
Dense, fresh Polish bread, cherry preserves and some emmental cheese
Sernik - Polish cheesecake covered in bittersweet chocolate
Goulash with Potato Pancakes
Bijos - Sausage cooked in saurkraut, cabbage, onions and mushrooms! My favourite.
Authentic Potato Latkes at "Ariel"
Another Vodka and Tonic!
Matzo Ball Soup at "Ariel"
Turkey grilled with almonds and raisin with potato latkes
Smalec - Lard fried, cooled, sprinkled with sea salt and eaten with rye bread (yummy!)
Smalec and a pink beer! Beer mixed with raspberry juice, quite nice!
And yes...I had creme brulee in Poland (at an Italian restaurant...Italian food in Poland is KING!). The creme brulee was one of the thickest and creamiest custard I've ever had. However the sugar top was crap (very thin) and they sprinkled icing sugar on it...bizarro. 3/5