Food hunting has always been my first priority not just during my trips but also in my whole life. I tend to try the local cuisines when I'm travelling. I guess that's the spirit for travel, isn't it? I don't usually do research about food and drink, or any specific dishes that I shouldn't miss. However, I'd always love to go to restaurants that will do local cuisines. So here's two Polish restaurant that I found when I was in Warsaw Old Town. Let's guess which dish was my most and least favourite?
Freta 18, 00-227 Warszawa, Poland
The most significant Polish dish is pierogi which actually means Polish dumplings. This restaurant is best known for their dumplings so that I came to try. From what I observed, most customers tended to order the sweet dumplings as their main courses which I was very confused about... since I had known savoury dumplings since I was born... that's why I didn't try any of their sweet dumplings such as blueberry or strawberry ones. I ordered a pot of potato dumplings with creamy mushroom sauce and a potato pancake, and I also ordered two lemonade, one with mint and one without. I personally think that the lemonade was too sour for me so I'm not a fan of that. But I like that potato dumplings a lot. The potato dumplings doesn't look like a dumpling to me though, I felt like I was eating some potato balls. I like the texture very much as it's kind of chewy (in a good way) on the surface but creamy inside like mash. The sauce was perfect for them too. I don't find any differences of the taste between the pancake and the dumplings but I kind of like the dumplings more.
Overall : ★★★★☆
Freta 39, 00-001 Warszawa, Poland
I randomly chose this restaurant when I was wandering around in the area of Warsaw Old Town. The restaurant looks nice and I thought I should not only to try the ones made for tourists but also some local restaurants. (And this one seems like it's one of them.) To be honest, I don't think I had tried any traditional Polish dish here but the fact is: There's so many ice cream place in Warsaw and I literally had ice cream every day. I came to this restaurant because I was impressed by their sundae. HAHA! That's why I thought ice cream could be one of their "traditional" Polish cuisine. Anyway, the main course I ordered here didn't really impress me, as I didn't expect to have a pork chop covered with fried egg... and I actually thought they gave me the wrong thing when I saw it, I even asked them where my pork chop was since I didn't really see it... LOL It was okay, but I liked the dessert more.
Overall : ★★★☆☆
So what's my favourite and least favourite Polish cuisine and do you have a clue?