Week 3: Borscht

18 Jan

Yesterday afternoon I went to see the 2010 Sundance Shorts at Coolidge Corner Theatre. The shorts ranged from funny and offbeat to dramatic and heartfelt. We had a fantastic time watching them and decided to go to Zaftigs afterward to get something to eat and talk about our favorites.

I decided to get a cup of borscht, a Ukrainian soup consisting mainly of beets, because I’d never had it before. I also got a falafel sandwich, which was great too.

At Zaftigs the borscht is served either hot or cold (I ordered mine hot, but it came cold and I didn’t wanna risk spit in my soup  so I just ate it) and includes beets, boiled potatoes, scallions and chopped pickles. It is served with a big ol’ dollop of sour cream on top, but since I’m not a sour cream fan, I just scooped it off.

The soup was pretty good, not my favorite, and I think I’d only order it again hot so I could try it. I mean, there was nothing bad about it – the flavors were really good and I especially liked the flavor the pickles gave it. It’s not every day that you have pickles in your soup. I like beets, but maybe I don’t like them enough to have them as the main ingredient of my soup.

Anyway, another successful week.  I’m hoping next week to tackle Cambodian food. We’ll see!

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2 Responses to “Week 3: Borscht”

  1. Bill January 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Don’t give up on Borscht, but always get it hot and next time try another version. I am partial to the Polish one.

  2. Tash January 19, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Definitely go for Polish Borscht. Not like I’m biased or anything but there’s a great restaurant in the South End. It’s called Cafe Polonia. They have red and white borscht. Good stuff.

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