Russian cuisine can sometimes be difficult to understand: jellied meat and fish, salads sinking in MAYO, soups with eggs and soda. But did you know that there are even more weird things than mixing the unmixable? Welcome to the dark word of Russian food decoration!
1. Hot chicks!
Seems like the ‘chef’ was inspired by cabaret while preparing this dish. At least, it would explain transforming fried wings into girls’ legs! And we guess their facial expressions are egg-cited!
2. Communist platter
Bacon, sausages, cheese, and greens. Antipasto had never looked so... Soviet!
3. Fishy sails
We don’t know how to eat this fish dish, but it still looks like it could swim away!
4. Pizza with pasta
Can’t decide between the two Italian dishes? Eat them both! This recipe is called “Original pizza”: instead of the dough spaghetti was used here. And it’s decorated with pork ‘eyes’ and tomato ‘jowls’. Bon appetit!
5. Mushroom jelly
This dish is exclusively for mushroom lovers! And they’re jellied AND marinated! The creator admitted he wanted “something new” and “recalled he had a jar for preserving cucumbers.”
6. Bacon Leatherface
There’s no severed head under the pork ‘bandages’, just your typical Russian mayo salad. Yummy!
“I wasn’t going to eat it, I was only going to taste it!” Poor Winnie has met his fate in this dish! Unless you decide not to eat it!
8. Pizza Miau!
The "recipe" includes "normal" ingredients such as dough, tomato puree, and cheese. But be careful, it may bite back!
9. Sausages of temptation
Struggling to get into a romantic mood? Make this ssss-ausage pastry dish with a hint of Adam and Eve's fall!
10. Army chicks!
These "chicks" wearing helmets want to cheer every guy up on Russia’s Defender of the Fatherland Day celebration!
11. DIY B-day cake
This is how birthdays are celebrated when you leave your parents’ house and start living on your own! Yummy!
12. Sandwiches with character!
Many parents think that if they add eyes and mouth to the dish their kids will eat it with more enthusiasm. Yikes! Why would you want to eat your imaginary best friend?
13. Pasta la vista, baby!
Unlike the terminator, this breakfast made from spaghetti and eggs only wants to wish you well in the future!
14. Wiener octopi
Ha-ha. Classic! Have you ever played with your sausages?
15. Bear-y scrambled breakfast
This dish is healthier than your average dish! Yogi bear would approve!
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