Kyiv ‘perepichka’ would scare vegetarians and detox fans. It is simple, 100% not healthy and 100% popular Kyiv meal. You can buy it in the only place in Kyiv – in a tiny kiosk at the beginning of Bogdana Khmelnitskogo St. A line of ‘perepichka’ admirers marks the place clearly. There is also tea, coffee, and cola/sprite but it tastes like heaven only with tomato juice. So what the ‘perepichka’ is? It is something like large ‘pig in blankets’ or hotdog wrapped in dough and fried in oil. Eat it while it is hot and enjoy! Continue reading
This place has several names – Kyiv catacomb Saint-Dormition monastery, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, or simply Lavra of Kyiv. Old, impressive, and unusual. Even if you are not a religious person or belong to the other faith or confession, do not miss it. Founded in the 11 ct., the monastery became the most important place later on, during the 17-18 ct. Golden-domed churches embellished with moldings and baroque paintings were constructed at that time. Continue reading
One of most common Kyiv brands (sounds weird but it is so) is bread. Not just bread, but a special kind of it, so called ‘Ukrainian bread’ or ‘black bread’. Round shape loafs are produced by baking factories mostly in Kyiv. If you buy it in other cities of Ukraine, it can be for from true ‘Ukrainian bread’.