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Beef tongue in aspic

Tongue in spicy aspic is prepared with beef tongue. First boiled and prepared with broth, and seasoned with many different spices, like cayenne, garlic and vinegar.


There is no single recipe for a savory stew of cabbage and meat, as recipes vary a lot from region to region and from family to family. Typical ingredients include white cabbage, sauerkraut (kapusta kiszona in Polish), various cuts of meat and sausages, often whole or puréed tomatoes honey and mushrooms.

Cabbage rolls with meat

Cabbage is made with fillings which traditionally based around meat, often beef, lamb or pork. It is seasoned with garlic, onion and other spices/herbs. Grains such as rice and barley, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables are often included.

Cepelinai – National dish

(singular - cepelinas) or Didžkukuliai is the Lithuanian national dish. This is a kind of dumpling made from grained potatoes and usually stuffed with minced meat; sometimes dry cottage cheese (curd) or mushrooms are used instead.

After being boiled, the cepelinai are served with sour cream sauce and bacon or pork rinds.

Cold beet soup

This is a traditional cold beet soup, and a favorite summer refreshment for many Lithuanians. It is a great quick meal and a tasty summer cooler. Often original kefir comes along in addition to potatoes vegetables (beets, cucumber and greens) and hard boiled eggs.

Dumplings with meat

Dumplings (Lithuanian. Kuldunai) are delicious Lithuanian dish with meat. Dumplings are boiled balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes or bread, and may include meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. They may be cooked by boiling, steaming, simmering, frying, or baking. They may have a filling, or there may be other ingredients mixed into the dough. Dumplings may be sweet or spicy. They can be eaten by themselves, in soups or stews, with gravy, or in any other way. The Lithuanian creativity of how to make dumplings has no limitations.

Herring with boiled potatoes

Herring cut into pieces with red onion, served with boiled-fried potatoes, creamy curd, and sour cream. Lithuanians love sour cream and use it to almost everything they eat.

Flat potao dish - Kugelis

Kugelis (also bulvių plokštainis, the lexically correct non-foreign name, literally "flat potato dish" or banda) is a baked potato pudding. The main ingredients are potatoes, bacon, milk, onions, and eggs. It may be spiced with salt, black pepper, herbs, and/or marjoram. It is usually eaten with apple sauce, cranberry and sour cream, or crumbled fried fat—from white bacon (spirgai) or pork.


Kastinys is a beaten cream dish of savoury flavour, eaten with hot potatoes. Production technology is very unique.

Kastinys is produced manually by adding salt, onions, and garlic to sour cream. Kastinys will remind you of a countryside dinner. This product is made according to the technology of ancient times.

Kvass - Gira

Non-alcoholic drink made from rye.


This is a boiled fruity cranberry drink which can be served still warm or cold.

Rye Bread

Rye Bread is a type of bread made with various proportions of flour from rye grain. It can be light or dark in color, depending on the type of flour used and the addition of coloring agents, and is typically denser than bread made from wheat flour. It is higher in fiber than white bread and is often darker in color and stronger in flavor.

Žemaičių blynai - made from grated raw potatoes and filled with chopped cooked meat. Cooked in oven or frying pan and served with sour cream sauce.

Vedarai – black sausage or sausage made of potato

This dish is one of Lithuanian traditional meals. Black sausage is made from pork entrails filled with blood, seasoned with different seasonings and usually fried in oven.  Second option is filled with smashed potatoes instead of blood. Served with sour cream sauce.


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