Dining in my hometown in Poland

I am in Poland for a week, and today took my mom & grandmother out to the only restaurant in my hometown of Brwinow. So here is some rare non-Sunnyside coverage.

Siedlice restaurant

Siedlice restaurant in Brwinow, Poland

Conveniently located off of one of the main streets (Warszawska) and just a few blocks from my grandma’s house, Siedlice restaurant is the only sit-down restaurant in town.

Coca-cola

Coca-cola

Where in the US would you get served coke in an actual Coca-Cola glass?

Russian pierogis

Russian pierogis

As an appetizer, we ate these delicious pierogis. They have some good ones in Greenpoint, but you can’t beat the real thing.

Chicken dish

Chicken dish

This chicken breast was served with asparagus stalks embedded inside, and it was quite juicy and grilled just right. I was surprised to see fries on the side, and they only gave me one small packet of ketchup, but the fries were fine on their own (much more finely diced than in most places in the US).

Polish pizza

Polish pizza

Ugh, don’t get pizza in Poland. The crust is too thin, the cheese is stringy and tasteless, and there is not enough tomato sauce. Get a “zapiekanka” instead, which is sort of like a “pizza sandwich” and those are really good.

Grandma at the bar

Grandma at the bar

Here is my grandma at the restaurant’s bar (although we didn’t order anything there). The final bill, by the way, for 2 main courses, a pizza, pierogis, a coke, and two teas, was the equivalent of about $37 (including tip). Food is one of the few thing still cheaper in Poland (yes, Poland is often more expensive than the US, because of the 20% VAT tax, and the fact a lot of goods are imported).

 

 

 

 

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