All over the West, food from Eastern European countries is slowly but surely being put on the map. Gone are the days where the only dishes you can name (while scratching your head or doing a sneaky Google Search) are goulash or stodgy dumplings.
Malta now also has its own share of Eastern European restaurants that differ from country to country, so let’s get started.
1. Margaret Island, Sliema
Margaret Island flies the flag for Hungarian cuisine involving some fresh delicacies.
The menu includes dishes such as Hortobágy meat crepes (savoury crepes stuffed with chicken stew with paprika), Hungarian letcho (tomato pepper stew with roasted sausage) and obviously… goulash.
Even thinking about it is making me Hungary!
2. The Brothers, Buġibba
The Brothers bring bangin Bulgarian food to Buġibba.
You’ll find traditional dishes such as homemade potatoes with Bulgarian cheese and tripe soup – the Bulgarian way.
3.Familija Serbian, Buġibba
Traditional Serbian food is what you want? Traditional Serbian food is what you’ll get at Familija Serbian.
They have a lot of meats from the grill such as minced meat rolls and skewers, grilled fishes, goulash and Muckalica (slow-cooked pork collar steak & veg stew).
This take away joint dishes out authentic Bosnian grub.
The menu is small and simple but does the trick. Choose from Chevapi (a type of kebab), traditional Uštipci (stuffed fried dough balls) and pljeskavica (Bosnian burger).
This unexpected Russian Karaoke Bar also provides some Russian fare like dumplings and Russian grilled skewers (to name a few).
Pair these with Vodka and you’re good to go.
6. Russian Supermarket, Sliema
OK, so it’s technically not a restaurant, but this stocks a large amounts of Russian produce imported straight from Russia.
From sauces, to breads, to caviar, different types of meats, snacks… you get my drift.