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- n. A type of soup from Russia made from cabbage.
And if that doesn't take your fancy you could always get stuck into the nation's favourite dish of cabbage soup known as shchi or, as an alternative, Rassolnik - a salty-sour cucumber stew.
Inside, guests sat down to a five-course meal including Siberian pelmeni, a ravioli-like dish filled with venison, and green shchi soup, with chicken and sorrel.
There's another way to describe borshch that doesn't contain beets; shchi ... although it normally wouldn't have tomatoes in it.
But I did -- blini to start with, cold spicy boiled wild boar, which I almost can't say; baked stag ham; shchi -- if any of you who are local know what shchi is, it's a cabbage soup -- trout; goose and red wine; and then - I don't even know what this means in French or English -- plombir.
_shchi_ (cabbage-soup) sends up its perpetual incense, and the samovar of cheap tea is never empty.
"I dine at home on shchi and kasha, with which I am quite content.