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Feb 15, 2009 10:03 PM

Anywhere in LA actually serve perogies!?

Im from the midwest and LOVE heavy eastern european foods, especially perogies. I have yet to find one place in Los Angeles that actually serves them! Im startin to get home sick for the things! Anyone on here know of a place that actually serves perogies or any other eastern european delights? That would be a god send!


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      1. Polka, a little family-run Polish restaurant, in Glendale. I just went the other day for the first time. They're closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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        1. re: perk

          Warsaw restaurant on Lincoln Blvd in Santa Monica.

          1. If all else fails, Mrs. T's (a box of frozen perogis from most grocery stores) are pretty tasty. I first boil them, then fry them in butter with onions, then serve with a dallop of sour cram.

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            1. re: schrutefarms

              Or just take a walk down Santa Monica Blvd east of Fairfax and head to the freezer cases for all the vareniki and pelmeni you care to eat. Also get some of that ultra dense Russian sour cream. Head home and fry 'em up with onions and serve. Great stuff.

              Mr Taster

              1. re: Mr Taster

                right on! thanks for the feedback guys!!!

                1. re: GrillEmAll

                  Much in the same way that the term "dumpling" means very little to Chinese people, a generic catch-all phrase does not exist... rather they refer to the specific type of dumpling (shui jiao, jiao zi, guo tie, etc.)

                  I should say that I'm no expert in Russian cuisine, but I do know that when referring to Russian dumplings, the term "pierogie" is sort of a misnomer... an American catch-all that doesn't mean a lot to Russians, who refer to the specific dumpling types as "vareniki" and "pelmeni". If you go to those SM Blvd shops east of Fairfax, you'll encounter many Russians with sometimes limited english spoken, so it's relevant to your search. Just be sure you know which ones are filled with meat, and which are filled with sour cherry :)

                  Mr Taster