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Old 02-23-2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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Pelmeni

Was in an NYC market a few weeks ago, and came across a stand selling "Pelmeni". Surprisingly to me, I had never heard of them before.

Are Pelmeni just a Russian version of Pierogi ?

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Old 02-23-2019, 10:27 PM   #2
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Pelmeni are never served with a sweet filling. They’re also much smaller than pierogi. Wikipedia told me so!
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That's not one I'd ever heard of, either. You learn something new every day!
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Old 02-24-2019, 12:47 AM   #4
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I was in a rush so I didn't really go over and see what they were filled with. From what I understand, its primarily a meat filling, but can be mushrooms and other savory things as well. Its on my list of places to go back to when Im in the area. I love finding new international treasures. Its my way of traveling out of the USA without traveling out of the USA. ( for those who dont know, Im not big on flying so getting off the continent is not something I foresee in the near future.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:09 PM   #5
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Pelmeni are traditional Siberian food and is, of course spread throughout the whole what used to be soviet union. It is said that it's origin is Chinese won tons.
No matter what the origin is it it tremendously popular. It is made with pork, beef, lamb or chicken, or any variations of the above. It is made with a raw meat, unlike pirogi. And as was mentioned no sweet or cheese fillings.
It is usually served with sour cream, vinegar, or I suppose anything you like.
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