The Baltic Region as it happens

Lithuanian cuisine

2022 11 11

When it comes to Lithuanian cuisine, there are a few must-try dishes that truly capture the flavours and traditions of this Baltic country.


One of the most popular dishes is cepelinai, which are large potato dumplings filled with meat or cottage cheese. These hearty dumplings are typically served with a sour cream and bacon sauce and are a staple of Lithuanian cuisine.


Another must-try dish is kastinys, a traditional meat dish that is slow-cooked in a pot with onions, carrots, and other vegetables. This dish is often served with potatoes or bread and is a great way to experience the rich flavours of Lithuanian meat.


For those looking for a sweet treat, Lithuanian pancakes (blynai) are a great option. These thin pancakes can be filled with sweet or savoury fillings such as cottage cheese or fruits, and are often served with sour cream or a sweet syrup.


Lithuania is also known for its smoked fish, particularly smoked eel, which is often served as a delicacy. And for those who like to try something different, a traditional Lithuanian dish made of blood and barley called Cepelinai is the best option.


Additionally, traditional Lithuanian beer is a must-try for any beer lover. The country has a rich brewing tradition that dates back to the 14th century, and today there are many craft breweries producing unique and delicious beers.


Overall, Lithuanian cuisine offers a wide variety of delicious and traditional dishes that are sure to please any palate. From hearty dumplings to smoked fish and traditional beers, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So, if you're planning a visit to Lithuania, be sure to try some of these traditional dishes to truly experience the country's culinary heritage.

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