Pierogi are a traditional dish of Polish (also Ukrainian) cuisine and consist of dough cakes filled with different ingredients and prepared by hand. The most common fillings are potato, cheese, meat, mushrooms or even sweets like jam.
The main ingredients of the dough are flour, water, eggs and salt. The dough is kneaded to a smooth texture and rolled out into disks to be filled. Then, the edges are sealed and boiled in salted water until they float. Finally, they can be browned in butter or oil before serving.
Pierogi have a smooth texture and flavor that depends almost entirely on the chosen filling. They are usually available in most of the country's restaurants and it is an essential dish for any tourist.