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The Top 10 Dishes to try at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

So, it is looking pretty good for Team USA in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, especially, because the first gold medal went to US snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg for men’s snowboard slope style. Now, if you are enjoying the 2014 Sochi Olympics, why not try some of the cultural dishes loved in Sochi, Russia. From delectable sweets to spicy dishes, here are the top 10 dishes to try in Sochi.

USA looking good in the 2014 Sochi Olympics, so why not try some Sochi cuisine.
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Shish Kabobs

Kabobs have been referred to as the king of Sochi cuisine, as these pieces of meat are marinated in a specific way while being put on skewers roasting over an open fire. Every chef has their own secret recipe for making kabobs, but Sochi has a special way of making kabobs that makes it a favorite amongst the Russians.

Solyanka Soup

This thick, hearty, nourishing, and flavorful soup is the second choice after kabobs in Sochi. Solyanka is made from slices of meat cooked for several hours, then carrots, garlic, tomatoes, onions, and pepper that are added.


The Russian equivalent of ravioli, khinkali is a thin piece of dough wrapped around a stuffing and boiled in salted broth. This pasta cuisine is filled with beef, salt, pepper, and coriander.


This is a traditional Georgian dish made of cheese-filled bread. In Sochi, their famous boat-shaped khachapuri is filled with an egg, butter, and cheese.

Magnolia Cheese Balls

You can enjoy Magnolia in almost any restaurant in Sochi, but most people just call this hot appetizer “cheese balls.” For more than 20 years, Magnolia Cheese Balls remain a beloved snack of the citizens to eat with wine and beer.


If you do not like meat, do not like spicy food, or prefer a light meal, you can find famous seafood plates in Sochi like Black Sea Flounder, mussels, goatfish, and rapana. All year round people can dine on royal fish like rainbow or amber trout, starlet, and sturgeon.


Semi-dry or dry, sweet, pink, red, or whites can be bought in Sochi. Sochi offers a wide selection of wines from Kuban winemakers.

Homemade Cheese

Some of the best cheeses to eat with your wine are Adygea and Suluguni.


Borsch is delicious with a little sour cream, salty bacon, rye bread, green onions and being accompanied by 150 grams of Vodka.

Blini (Russian Crepes)

These are pancakes that can be topped with meat, cheese, jam, and many other toppings.

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