The Russian cuisine might not very popular here in Egypt. However, since our national football team has made to this year’s FIFA world cup and many Egyptians will be go all the way to Russia to support and cheer for our football heroes. The Russian cuisine is in fact pretty diverse due the history and ethnic diversity. So, we are bringing you the traditional food:
Blini are Russia’s version of the thin French crêpe and a staple on most Moscovian menus, basically they are Russian pancakes. It can be accompanied with anything and everything; from smoked salmon to caviar.
Russia has a diverse menu of soups, and one of the most traditional is Borchet. This red soup is basically beetroot and cabbage.
They are dumplings of Russian cuisine that consist of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough. they can be filed with lamb, pork or beef. You can also find fish (typically salmon) or creamy mushrooms as common fillers.
They are Russian’s mini pies that typically use the same fillings as pelmeni.
The stereotype about Russia that Vodka is the most popular drink there, and that is actually is not far from truth.
They also drink Chai, and guess what Chai is? It is basically sweet tea with milk
Avocado Chicken Salad
2 chicken breast
2 cups Arugula
1 Basil, leaves
1 handful Cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup Dill, fresh
4 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Thyme, dried
2 tbsp Avocado dressing
1 tbsp Olives
Oils & Vinegars
2 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
Nuts & Seeds
1 tsp Nigella seeds
1/4 cup Water
1 cup Purslane leaves
Upgrade Your Plant-Based Diet With The Help of These Restaurants
Riyadh restaurants have surely been meeting our desires and expectations with so many innovative dishes to offer, and now more restaurants are embracing veganism as a lifestyle and that’s why more restaurants are now upgrading their menus to cater to Riyadh’s vegan community.
If you’re part of the vegan community, then check the below list of places that offer a delicious plan-based meals, guaranteed to have you crave for more.
This restaurant offers the best of both worlds with the menu including both vegan and non-vegan options, their plant-based burgers are a must try and their side dishes are quite delicious as well. It’s basically a guilt free fast food spot!
The menu has endless choices of vegan options from pastas to burgers and even appetizers, so choose those who follow your same diet from your friends and take them out to this restaurant that you surely won’t regret.
If you’re a picky eater then this place is for you! It allows you to make your own salad or sandwich and choose from endless options and different toppings, so you can go crazy on your requests and still not feel guilty about your meal! Oatmeal, fresh juices, salads and sandwiches, they truly have vegans/ vegetarians back covered.
Yogi is a place that accepts and respects people of all diets! So that whatever it is that you’re craving, you will find there. If you have a nut or dairy allergies, they have got you covered. Their smoothie bowls are a must try, so don’t leave without trying one.
Falafel is for everyone! Especially for vegans and especially if it comes in different colors, flavors and with mouthwatering sides! Try one of their iconic plant-based mezza plates, such as foul, hummus, manakeesh and tabbouleh!
International Restaurants That Found Their Way to Riyadh
Riyadh has made sure that you don’t need to travel far to try out the best of international restaurants and has brought most of them to you!
Here is a list of restaurants that just recently made its way to Riyadh, bringing you with it the best food experience guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.
The California Burger
Now open in Riyadh at Malqa District, the restaurant offers the juiciest/ yummiest burger you will ever get to taste! Their Canadian Angus burgers serve a fresh meat taste without the need to add any spices, their fries are also always fresh and are not to be shared!
Another added point is that their sauces are imported from America.
All the way from the UAE to Riyadh, their very first branch in now open to happily serve hungry tummies! This place is a heaven to all the chocolate lovers and dessert loving people in general, with a delicious wide variety to choose from: crepe, waffles, pancakes, you name it!
Their sauces are imported from Italy and Belgium, even their pancake and crepe mix is imported from Europe.
Another restaurant that just recently opened and came all the way from Dubai as well, the place cares a whole lot about food presentation and every detail. That’s why it’s hard to pick a favorite with all of them being incredibly satisfying! All drinks are fresh and the desert menu has a variety in it.
We recommend their pastas and burgers.
Catch of the day
All the way from Kuwait to Riyadh with a new branch at last, their food presentation is truly unique and innovative! As they ‘spill’ everything on the table along with gloves so that you can truly indulge the food!
Now finally open in Riyadh, the restaurant’s specialty is chicken and they have 7 flavors, grilled and fired! All of their flavors are quite amazing especially the Italian and Korean.
Raising Cane’s ME
This one has traveled very far! The restaurant is originally located in Louisiana, United States and is now open in Riyadh. They’re known for their incredibly tasty chicken tinders that are served with special sauces.