I’m a fan of cooking and I’m fond of different national cuisines. Just recently I have discovered the Russian cuisine. In fact it’s a tangling of different cuisines of Asia and Europe: Ukraine, Hungary etc. That’s why a Russian grocery store is full of exotic products, meat and fish of great quality. Prices for some products can seem a bit too high but after all that’s the price you pay for authenticity. Besides there’s caviar in the store so what it can be but expensive. Along the store there’s a restaurant at Belkadeli where I have tried some Russian food for inspiration and after that I cooked my own borsch at home having bought the necessary ingredients at Belkadeli.
Once having tasted my kids can’t live without dumplings! Either way I’m destined to come to shop at Belka’s. At times I buy cold cuts at Belka’s, they are tasty and very different from what you can find in an ordinary grocery store. There’s a restaurant at Belkadeli where you can try Russian food if you have never tried it before otherwise on occasion there is testing in the store – for instance one day I stumbled into a testing and that’s how I discovered Belka’s stuffed buns –actually I don’t remember the correct name in Russian- but you will definitely figure them out in the store. So these stuffed buns are DELICIOUS! An absolute must try if you get to Belkadeli.
Belkadeli is a grocery store specializing on Russian products. The main reason why I come along now and then is reasonable prices for sturgeon caviar. The quality of what I have bought so far is above any expectations. Pastries are not bad as well. I bet you will be tempted to try even if you have come to buy something else. I can recommend you my favorite - an apple pie. All in all the variety, the choice, the quality of products are OK. It’s a beautiful place to find original and very good food. The thing I like about it is an ability to discover varieties from other part of the world – in fact another culinary planet - just round the corner.