Our cycle tourist diet in Russia has swung between feast and famine as we adjust to the growing distances between amenities, the further east we cycle. To counter lack of regular shops, we have started eating lunch out at Russia’s roadside cafe’s and this day was no different with a small snack of left-over lunch ingredients followed by second lunch not long after. From our extensive survey of Russian cuisine, we can report we like it very much!
The below documents what two hungry cyclists ate in one day in Russia.
Still eating morning Porridge – this one with banana, fruit and nuts and cookie crumbs on top.
Not much bread left, so snack / lunch of cheese, cucumber and salami followed by left over chocolates and sweets. Most of the bread we eat in Russia is darker and denser than the one pictured below.
Roadside cafe meal of meat and vegetable salad (a-lee-vye) and sweet fritters (a-la-dee) topped with our new favourite condiment, condensed milk!
Ice-creams! In cups! Eaten with ice-cream sticks instead of spoons. Two pastries eaten a little later- one with typical meat and onion filling, the other was fish flavoured.
Fried Russian dumplings with sour cream and side salad. Possibly our favourite Russian food. Dessert of Russian baby biscuits (the picture, not the potential customer) and bananas.