DPR & LPR: Donbass Food Recap

Donbass food is a good mix of hearty and heavy Ukrainian and Russian dishes. Salo (pork fat) is omnipresent and a must have and is totally and absolutely delicious. Various pickled vegetables always come out as accompaniments, as does toasted black bread. Pelmeni are to die for, and pig’s ears are something to try and sample. Finally, Donetsk has its own signature dish of Cutlet-Donetsk, which is similar to Chicken Kiev where butter is baked inside the meat, except the Donetsk version uses pork instead of chicken. Oh and there is also a Donetsk Cake.