Ukranian Cuisine in NYC: Korchma Taras Bulba

Walk into this little Soho establishment and you will enter a world different from your own where men and women are walking about in traditional garb and cultural references are abound.


If you are looking for unique drink and food in NYC, Korchma Taras Bulba [357 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013] has an answer. If you order a Ukrainian beer you will be offered ‘beer snacks’ along with it, tastily seasoned croutons to nibble on. I ordered a homemade traditional drink called a kvas, honey and lemon flavored, made from fermented bread.


Out came thick toasted bread with a super savory minced meat spread, so satisfying.


Our meals came out quickly, they were hot and delicious. I had vareniki, or Ukrainian dumplings, filled with potatoes and mushrooms.


They were soft and scrumptious, especially when topped with a dollop of sour cream and a helping of caramelized onions and spices. Jeff had the beef stroganoff and he devoured the tender saucy meat in mere moments.


We loved our meal and the ambiance, and as we got up to leave we were offered complimentary shots of horseradish vodka, yowza!


Another parting gift, a bag of little animal crackers, a sweet gesture.


If you are looking for a fun, funky, and affordable spot to try a different ethnic cuisine, head down to Soho and don’t miss the little entrance into Korchma’s.

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