I studied Russian at the Adult Education Centre in Helsinki for three years. Last year at Christmas time when the, about a total of abt 150 h, course was over, our teacher kindly invited us to brunch. She asked if any of us had ever had pelmeni . Some had , but most of us had not. She served the pelmeni with black bread, sauerkraut, Russian pickles and sour cream . She told us that she always has pelmeni in the freezer because it is easy and quick to make for guests. She said her guests find it exotic food and we thought the same. It was a very nice way to end the course. Thank you 🙂
I bought frozen pelmeni already sometime in January in a small shop ” Eestin extrat “. In January there were no pelmeni in the supermarket we go to but now there is.
The beginning of this year went so fast. I didn’t feel very well and was even in the hospital for one week. I actually forgot about the pelmeni in the freezer. Yesterday I saw them and decided that today we are going to have pelmeni for lunch. As always, when I cook something extraordinary, my husband and son are very doubtful. This time I was pleased to hear them say it was really good.
Yes the Pangsit Kuah very much look similar to the Russian pelmeni. I read a recipe and I’m sure it is as delicious as it look. Both the dumplings and ravioli are similar to pelmeni. When I was a kid my mother (foster mother) made Klimpsoppa (in Swedish), klimppisoppa, klimppikeitto. I didn’t like the dumplings at all 😦 I found many recipes for klimppisoppa. This one, to me, look like I remember my mom’s soup looked. Check the link:
I actually think the soup look both nice and good. Pitäisikö minunkin tehdä klimppisoppaa 😉
mmm, nam nam! joo, tee vaan! 😀 en oo itse koskaan maistanut klimppisoppaa, i’m intrigued now to see if it’s anything like the Pangsit Kuah. i’m sure it all depends on who makes it, it might now taste good if you make it yourself (i don’t mean any disrespect to your foster mother, sorry). don’t forget to post the result when you decide to make it! 😉
mm, looks lovely! well done! 🙂 and they look so similar to Indonesian pangsit (i have no images of it myself, but you can see it here: http://punyaranee.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/pangsit-kuah/ ).
i believe the Indonesian version “came” from the Chinese food tradition, so it really isn’t a wonder that it’s so similar to these Russian pelmeni since they’re right next to each other! 😀