For the most part my diet consists of a lot of potatoes, cabbage, sausage, chicken, grains, and whatever fruit is in season. However, just like in any country Moldova has it's own traditional dishes and particular way it prepares it's food.
|Mămăliga - Very similar to cornbread except it is a lot more moist and not as sweet. Unlike what is being shown in the picture I have mostly just observed people pulling small chunks off instead of cutting it.|
|Placinta - Equally as traditional as mămăliga, placinta (pronounced pla-chin-ta) is a thin layer of baked dough with variety of possible fillings. Such as apple, mashed potato, cabbage, and the most popular, brînza cheese with dill.|
|Usually I have seen placinta made as a sort of flat bread. Though it is also made to look more like a cannoli.|
|Zeama - Chicken noodle soup...not much I need to say here. Though mine never has the lemon slice as shown in the picture...|
|Borsht - Traditional Ukranian dish of cabbage and beat soup.|
|Parjoale - Minced meat patty. Like nothing I have eaten in America. Although its appearance is benign enough. I think its distinctive taste can probably be attributed to whatever meat it is made with. But good luck figuring it out.|
|Smântâna - Basically sour cream. It taste a little different and is not as tangy but it has the same consistency as sour cream.|
Okay, well that gives you a slightly better understanding of at least the main food items of Moldovan Cuisine. Of course they also have a lot of dishes that are very similar to American dishes which I did not mention for obvious reasons. Thinking about food for so long has made me hungry.