04 February 2007

fast food

When we were talking about traditional foods for New Year's, I mentioned my favourite Russian foods were the pies. These are from a local chain (Stolle's, if you're coming to St. P) and are fab! We resort to these when we're in need of quick, relatively inexpensive food (this pie cost about $6) that is close. Stolle's is about two blocks from my house.

Here's the pretty, outside of the pie. The crust is a sweet bread. Like most Russian cuisine, it wouldn't be complete without dill. Fortunately there isn't much dill inside. (Why blogger insists on rotating this, I don't know.)

Inside you can have sweet things like berries or savoury things like meat and fish. This one is my favourite--it's chicken, rice and onion. Either it's everyone's favourite or no one's because it's not often available! (Note the porsche kettle in the background. Really. It'll make my landlord happy.)

9 comments:

Rhonda said...

Wow, that looks awesome.

6blessings said...

It looks really good. Chicken, rice and onion- yum!

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry...add this place to the list when I get to St. Pete's.

Deb said...

That does look great. Yum!

Chris Goeppner said...

That look's amazing! I wonder if they'll have anything that good to eat in Siberia? Doubt it!=)
My old family coordinator from our agency is headed to St. Pete's this week to work in an orphanage there. That's why she's no longer our family coordinator, she's following her dream to take care of the orphans in Russia. That would be cool if you guys somehow met but I realize that you're in a pretty big city and chances of that happening are slim.
-Penny

votemom said...

i loved the food in siberia. there were only two things i couldn't handle (one was fish soup - ick!).

Holly said...

We heard of those when we were there, but didn't get the chance to try any. I think I'd prefer the savory kind.

votemom said...

how far by car are you from samara?

Calico Sky said...

Kate,
they sure look yummy and fattening!!! lol

Can't wait to check them out!!!