On this page you will find information on food in Poland for Kids. Here we show you which Polish dishes are really popular with kids - and with adults as well.
You will learn about typical Food in Poland and which delicious Polish food you simply must try when you travel to Poland.
For breakfast and dinner, we traditionally eat ham or cheese sandwiches although some of us love jam or marmalade. We drink a cup of tea or coffee which gives us energy for the whole day. Children eat a bowl of hot milk with cereals or scrambled eggs for the first meal of the day.
For a two-course lunch, we have a bowl of soup and for the main course - noodles, rice, potatoes and meat or fish.
Now here are some of the most popular Polish dishes:
Pierogi are probably the most well known traditional Polish food. These half-moon shaped dumplings called pierogi are filled with sauerkraut and mushrooms, potatoes and onion, curd cheese or minced meat. Sweet pierogi contain curd cheese with seasonal fruit such as blueberries, plums, cherries, strawberries.
The breaded cutlet called schabowy is often referred to as Poland's national dish. Schabowy is served for lunch with potatoes and side dish. The thinly sliced pork chops are dipped in egg and breadcrumbs and fried. Many Polish families eat schabowy for Sunday lunch.
Polish cucumber soup is called ogórkowa. This typical Polish soup contains sour pickled cucumbers as well as vegetables such as leeks, carrots and potatoes.
Gołąbki (pronounce it like: ghowombki) are very popular in Poland too. Cabbage rolls here contain minced meat and rice wrapped in a cabbage leave. The steamed cabbage rolls are usually served with a tomato sauce.
Hoof-shaped potato dumplings called kopytka are made with boiled potatoes and flour. They are very similar to Italian gnocchi. In the Polish language the word „kopytka” means hooves.
Bigos is a Polish stew made of meat, cabbage, other vegetables and spices. You can eat this dish with bread. It is said that the best bigos should be cooked for 3 days!
Gzik is a thick and heavy cottage cheese dip. This cheese is served with potatoes in northwestern Poland.
The delicious poppy seed cake called makowiec is served traditionally at Christmas. This is a cake roll with a dense and rich filling of poppy seed. Very yummy!
Faworki are fried pastry strips. Faworki means 'Angel Wings'. The pastry dish is always served powdered with icing sugar. The crispy and light faworki are especially popular during the Carnival and other celebrations.
This soup is made of swedes and carrots. Swedes are root vegetables and have a milder taste than turnips and are similar to potatoes. Rutabaga is eaten especially in northern Poland.
Mizeria (pronounce it like: meezerya) is a traditional Polish salad made of cucumbers with lots of sour cream with dill and radish. The salad is usually served with lunch.
Oscypek is a cheese made from salted sheep milk and typical for the Tatra Mountain region. The cheese is made by and expert called baca who also is a sheep herd.
Lastly, we can't do without ,,kompot’’- it’s a kind of juice with water made of seasonal fruits. We usually make it in summer and autumn, put into the jars and relish all year round.
Is the Polish cuisine the same all over the country?
Just like Oscypek and Rutabaga soup are eaten mainly in Northern Poland, certain types of food you can only try in some parts of Poland. Among these are also:
Other delicious food in Poland includes popular dishes such as these:
This page was submitted by Justyna Kiedos from the English Language Studio in Opole/ Poland. Many thanks for the hard work of your students in collecting all the information on these wonderful dishes and the many food facts which we will add on another page soon!
Find more information on Poland's food and the Polish Cuisine on the Poland.travel website of the Polish Tourism Organisation
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