There are many different types of food from all over the world. In this article, I want to delve into Armenian food and Polish food to see if they are similar or different from each other.
Let’s take a look!
So, what is special about Armenian food?
Armenian food is not only delicious but also has a lot of history and cultural significance behind it.
There are many different dishes that hail from this region, each with its own unique flavour profile and story.
Since the country lies in both Asian and European territory, its cuisine is also a blend of Asian and European cuisines.
Armenian food is often made of red meat like lamb or beef that is ground and wrapped in a wheat-based pastry. Armenians don’t tend to use a lot of spices to make their food flavourful but mostly based on the natural sweetness of fresh ingredients used in the recipes.
Some famous and classic recipes in Armenian cuisine are Dolma, Lavash, Khash, Manti, Gata, and Baklava.
What is special about Polish food?
Is it the hearty soups, the delicious dumplings, or the flavoursome pierogi? There are many wonderful dishes to discover in Polish cuisine, and each one has its own unique story. Polish cuisine offers many hearty dishes that are perfect for cold weather.
They use a lot of dairy products like cream, eggs, and butter and a variety of seasoning to make their food flavourful and rich.
They also focus on the preparation of their food, from home-cooking to dishes served in restaurants.
The primary differences between these two cuisines are:
Armenian dishes deliver a milder taste than Polish food, which uses more spices like chives, paprika, marjoram, thyme, tarragon, parsley, fennel leaves, or lovage leaves.Another difference between the two cuisines is that Armenian food is served with lavash or rice, which is a blend of different Asian cuisines like Chinese and Indian. On the other hand, Polish food features many pastry-based dishes that are similar to Chinese dumplings.
The similarities of these cuisines include:
In both, Armenian and Polish cuisine, you can find a lot of dumpling-like recipes. They can be called in different names in these cuisines, but they are typically made of meat filling from ground meat (often lamb, pork, or beef), or vegan filling, wrapped in a wheat-based pastry. Different cooking methods can be applied to these dishes, such as boiling, steaming, or frying.
Another thing in common between Armenian food and Polish food is that both cuisines make use of a lot of dairy products. Their recipes often call for at least one dairy item, such as eggs, sour cream, butter, milk, or cheese. These ingredients help provide a creamy taste and texture to their dishes.
The last similarity between Armenian food and Polish food is that soups and stews are two staples in these cuisines. There are many soup and stew recipes with a variety of ingredients and spices to satisfy different taste buds. These dishes should always be served hot, making them perfect for a winter meal in cold weather.
Adding from my own perspective I can say that Polish cuisine is very filling, but not heavy and oily at the same time. For someone, who has been used to eat Armenian traditional dishes, Polish cuisine was not very confusing and hard-to-get used to.