Novosibirsk dwellers are famous for their healthy breakfast choices: cheese sandwiches, boiled eggs, and kasha (more commonly known as "porridge" to the rest of the world). These are the most popular choices for those who want to start their day well. There are many versions of traditional Russian kasha. One of the most popular is made of semolina, rice and buckwheat, and sometimes even with sweet peas, goose broth, and mushrooms. Kasha can be consumed at the beginning of the day or with the main course as a side dish. It is highly important to wake up in the right way, so while traveling in Siberia, start your day with traditional kasha in Novosibirsk.
If you think about one original Russian dish, kasha should come to your mind. A dish made of grains and milk, kasha is considered an essential source of protein, healthy carbs, vitamin B, and minerals. Originally, kasha was on the menu during the holidays in old Russia. Whenever there was a wedding, a bride and a groom had to cook kasha, whose quality showed if they were perfect for each other. Nowadays, it is the ideal nutrition for young children, as well as for adults who have a healthy lifestyle.
In Novosibirsk, you can order kasha for breakfast, but you can also have it all day long. Go to the Chansonnier cafe for a kasha with berries, a variety of jams and honey. Insider's tip: order kasha made of millet grains!
If you fancy going to the movies right after your healthy breakfast, visit the Utrovechera Cafe, situated in the cinema complex Pobeda. It became so popular among Novosibirsk dwellers that you will have to book a table in advance. Try kasha with cottage cheese or with granola, add a bit of butter and take a cup of coffee, just like locals.
If you are on a diet, then trying kasha made of rice (rice porridge) is a must! This kasha is best served with blueberries or strawberries and with some butter on the side. Visit the Akademia Coffee where this kind of kasha can be ordered only in the morning, as its chefs consider that this is the best time to have it.
So, if you want to start your day in Siberia right, begin it with traditional kasha in Novosibirsk! The taste will never leave you indifferent!
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