What to eat in Latvia? Latvian cuisine has nothing special

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What to eat in Latvia? Latvian cuisine has nothing special

Post by jonathanlee » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:20 am

Latvian culinary culture is very unique with the main ingredients including potatoes, wheat, barley, cabbage, onions, meat, eggs, fish - outstanding ingredients of a Baltic country . Latvian food is generally quite fat and has a variety of spices. In particular, dairy products, breads have become a part of the lives of people here. In the early part of Latvia, you may find these dishes quite odd because the cuisine style is so different from that of the East as we do. However, with a lot of customers of GIG international investment company who has been living in Latvia for a while, you will be impressed and interested in this Latvian cuisine.

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What to eat in Latvia? Latvian cuisine has nothing special

1. Barley bread

Rye bread is extremely popular in Latvia and comes in a variety of varieties, including sour or sweet rye bread. Of all the dishes, perhaps this is the easiest dish for Eastern people like us. This dish has been present in Europe for over a thousand years and has become a favorite food in Latvia. In Latvia, people often prefer to eat barley bread with butter and cheese or ham for breakfast for an energetic new day.

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Rye bread - A popular dish in Latvian cuisine

2. Beetroot soup (Aukstā Zupa)

Beetroot soup is a unique Latvian dish, also very popular in Lithuania. At first, it may taste and look a bit odd because it is made from beets, kefir, cucumbers, eggs, herbs. However, if you are familiar with the taste of the food, as well as enjoying it many times, you will never forget this eye-catching soup.

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Beetroot soup - Dish with beautiful appearance

3. Speck

Speck is a kind of smoked bacon made from pork belly (pork). This is an energy-rich food and extremely popular in Latvian cuisine from centuries ago. “Pelēkie zirņi ar speķi” is a simple dish made from Speck and various beans, mixed with fried onions and pomegranate seeds.

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Speck - A popular bacon dish in Latvia, Europe

4. Kvass

Kvass is a unique drink, popular only in Eastern Europe, especially the Baltic states. Kvass is made from fermented rye bread with very low alcohol content ((0.5 - 1.0%) .The aroma of it has a faint scent of fresh strawberries, combined with raisins or mint has become a favorite summer cooling drink in Latvia Kvass is contributing to the Latvian cuisine a sweet drink like European people. Công ty tư vấn đầu tư định cư quốc tế GIG firm firmly believes. that, once you taste this drink, you will never forget it.

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Kvass - A popular drink throughout the streets of Latvia

5. Black Balsam

Speaking of Latvian cuisine, it is impossible to mention Black Balsam. This is an herbal liqueur made from 24 different ingredients including sprouting fruits, vodka, herbs with 45% alcohol content. Initially, this drink was considered a panacea to treat stomach pain. However, up to now, Black Balsam has become a popular drink in Latvia. You can drink it directly or mix it into a cocktail to enjoy the unique flavor of this alcoholic beverage.

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Black Balsam - A bitter herb herb in Latvia

Qua những món ăn thức uống mà công ty tư vấn định cư quốc tế GIG vừa kể thì chắc có lẽ Quý vị cũng đã hiểu được phần nào về ẩm thực Latvia. Ẩm thực Latvia không bao gồm những món ăn ngon nhất thế giới nhưng đó chính là di sản đối với con người và đất nước Latvia.

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