Usually this means conning my parents into going out to a Russian store by them in Jersey and then visiting us. This is no easy feat, people.
So this week, after yet another craving for some Russian food (I really wanted some caviar), I decided that it was time to find some stores nearby.
These are Sushki. They're kind of like dry mini bagels. They're delicious. Jon loves these so we got two bags.
I also wanted to grab some dehydrated dried fish. These are extra good with some beers.
Borodinsky bread. It's so good. It's kind of like a mix between wheat and pumpernickel bread. I can eat it by the loaf. As is. With absolutely nothing on it. But it's way better with some butter and caviar on it.
Speaking of, here's some salmon caviar. It's amazing. I don't usually get this one but the lady at the store swore to me that I'd love it. I usually get a different brand. We'll have to see about this one.
Some cold cuts. Delicious. And fatty. This didn't make it very far - I ate half of it in the car on the ride home and the rest almost as soon we we got home.
Sardelki. Kind of like a mix between sausages and hot dogs. But way better. And tastier. You can boil them and eat them or you can make delicious Sardelki in a blanket. Which is what we did when we got home. Post to follow.
And I saved the best for last. Sirki. It's like mini pieces of cheesecake in chocolate shells. These are to die for. But I'm not allowed to have too many in the house because I tend to eat all of them in one sitting. Which cannot be good for me. I'm working on the baby weight here, people! And yet, they are irresistible.
In case you're in the area, these are the two stores we went to:
Europe Store (this one was our favorite; it's small but the customer service is incredible! The lady behind the counter let me try almost everything and found everything I wanted for me.)
200 Park Road, West Hartford, CT