Top 5 Great Foods You Have to Eat in Georgia

Today, we will discover top 5 best Georgian foods to know how amazing they are:

1. Khachapuri

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Khachapur. Photo. NYT

Khachapuri is the most famous dish in Georgia. The pastry is traditionally topped with melted cheese, eggs and butter. There are different types of khachapuri but it is usually filled with Georgian Sulguni or Imeretian cheese.

Three of the most common varieties include the Imeretian khachapuri, shaped into a circular form, Adjarian khachapuri, the open-faced version topped with butter and a raw egg on top and Megrelian Khachapuri shaped into a circular form and topped with melted cheese, according to Georgian Journal.

2. Khinkali

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Khinkali. Photo: Chesnok

If you could only taste one Georgian dish, it should be khinkali – the national dish. You know Chinese dumplings, right? Those small savory balls of dough with or without meat. Well, khinkali is dumplings on steroids, as said by Adventurous Miriam.

You’ve got this chunky dumpling with meat (lamb, beef or pork) or vegetarian fillings of mushroom, spinach and cheese. It has THE most delicious broth inside. And there’s a whole art to eating it right (find instructions below). I had khinkali every day in Georgia and Armenia, and while the original khinkali is boiled, my favourite was the deep-fried edition. Deliciousnesssss!

In New York City alone, five Georgian restaurants have sprung up in the last three years. Georgia's distinctive orange wine, once known to only the savviest sommeliers, is now cropping up on wine lists across the country (some are even dubbing it the new rosé)

3. Shkmeruli (garlic chicken)

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Shkmeruli. Photo: Georgian Tours

While khinkali is king in the Caucasus, my favorite dish, or one of them, was shkmeruli (garlic chicken). Here, you’ve got crispy chicken cooked in a creamy milk and garlic sauce.

It’s a basic dish with very few ingredients, but I’m telling you… You’ll want to try this.

4. Kubdari

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Kubdari. Photo: Freepik

Kubdari is a bread filled with beef, pork, or a combination of the two flavored with spices such as cumin, dill, coriander, blue fenugreek, red pepper, onions, garlic, and salt. The dough consists of flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt, and eggs. Interestingly, the meat used in this savory pie should be cut, not minced. Kubdari originates from Svaneti, one of the most beautiful mountainous and winter resorts in Georgia.

5. Chikhirtma

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Chikhirtma. Photo: Georgian Journal

Chikhirtma is a famous Georgian soup. It is often believed that the soup is the best hangover cure. It consists of chicken pieces, onions, eggs, flour, vinegar, water, and seasonings such as salt, bay leaves, and coriander. It has a slightly sour flavor and a thick, creamy consistency.

The soup is usually served hot, and it is recommended to garnish it with freshly chopped coriander.

All of them brought their cuisine and ingredients into Georgia. Georgia managed to incorporate all the new ingredients and meals to create an identity for Georgian cuisine. When you eat Georgian food, you do not think it is Mongolian or Chinese but Georgian.
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