Personally, I love Ukrainian food. Part of the reason is that I have a fondness for anything with sour cream. Although an acquired taste, I’m also a huge fan of beets. Cabbage? Love it too – it’s a cancer fighter, you know. Don’t even get me started on perogies…heaven.
There aren’t very many authentic Ukrainian restaurants in Vancouver – except for one little gem: Ukrainian Village Restaurant. Located on Robson and Denman in Vancouver’s West End, the restaurant offers authentic Urkainian cuisine: cabbage rolls, perogies and borscht and platters. Ukrainian Village has a comfortable atmosphere and feels like you’re dining in someone’s home.
Meatloaf ($13.45) – served with mashed potatoes, cabbage slaw, pickles, shredded beets, and gravy on the side. A very ample portion, their meatloaf was moist and well-seasoned and the mashed potatoes were creamy and fluffy.
Ukrainian Dinner ($19.95) – two cabbage rolls, six perogies, Ukrainian sausage, served vegetables, sour cream and their in-house mustard. It was a huge portion, probably enough for two people to share. The cabbage rolls and perogies were incredibly delicious and authentic. The cabbage slaw and beets were very fresh and tasty. Their mustard was exceptionally flavourful and put store-bought mustard to shame.
If you’re looking for authentic Ukrainian fair in Vancouver, check out Ukrainian Village Restaurant in the West End. We’ll be back to try their borscht 😉