Dacha Diner is a little restaurant in Capital Hill serving up delicious Eastern European eats. The dish that initially drew me there, Khachapuri. It is a bread boat filled with a mixture of cheese, topped with a slab of butter and an egg yolk. It is served fresh out of the oven. As soon as it arrives, you are supposed to break the yolk and stir the cheese, butter, and yolk to get a rich, cheesy dip for the bread! It is seriously one of the best things i have ever eaten. I recommend getting an extra one for the table so you don’t have to share – because trust me, you won’t want to! They offer a number of toppings to add, but I must admit the original is my go-to.
Although I went for the Khachapuri, the Pelmeni (dumplings filled with pork and beef), Krakowska (thinly-sliced polish sausage), and Blintzes (crepes filled with a cheese blend) kept me there. The dumplings are served with sour cream and chives and are perfect bite-sized appetizer to share! I also ordered their breakfast plate, which is served with eggs, latkes, rye bread, krakowska, applesauce, and sour cream. It was phenomenal. The Krakowska is unique, but the closest thing is a cross between canadian bacon and turkey bacon. The latkes were also incredible – perfectly crispy on the outside, but the inside was still filled with soft potatoes. The blintzes were also phenomenal. Served with sour cream and house made jam. It was difficult to decide which dish ranked supreme. Go try them yourself to decide!
They also serve a number of unique dishes, such as – Herring Under a Fur Coat, Borsch, and Zakushi. No matter what you choose, you are sure to have your tastebuds transported to another country. Each dish is made fresh to order and you can really tell how passionate they are about their food and culture. They are a must try on my list, so if you’re in the Seattle area, or passing through, and haven’t checked them out yet – you are missing out!