Eurasia Grocery

I like Russian cuisine, such as caviar and beef stroganoff. I also enjoy Russian music and ballet. In 1970, I studied the Russian language for one semester at Columbia University. And one of my boyfriends studied the cello at the Moscow Conservatory. So, I do have a personal connection to Russia, although I have never been there.

I have found an excellent Russian grocery store here in Hawaii. It is called Eurasia Grocery. The company is family owned and managed, and they have a warehouse in Honolulu. They sell food items from Russia as well as other countries in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. These items are exported to the USA.

I ordered four items online at their website, and they were hand delivered the next day during the time slot I requested. They do not deliver on Sunday. The minimum order is $35 plus the delivery charge of $6.99.

This is what I ordered:

Mini cupcakes. These are made of cocoa, peanuts, milk, eggs, sugar, wheat, and barley. These cupcakes are dense and rich. One is enough to fill you up. Delicious. Previously frozen, must be thawed. $9.99. Made in Latvia:

Capelin caviar cream with smoked salmon. It looked like it had been whipped, because it seemed so light and almost frothy. This cream spreads very easily on crackers. I absolutely adored these caviar canapes! I shall serve them at my next party. $5.49. Made in Belarus:

Zucchini spread. It was well blended and juicy. I didn’t care much for this one, but David liked it a lot. $4.99. Made in Bulgaria:

Veal dumplings. They consisted of veal, onions, carrots, and seasonings stuffed in dough. They were frozen. You have to cook them in boiling salted water for 5 minutes until they float to the top. Drain. Serve them with a bowl of ketchup, mustard, or Ranch salad dressing for dipping. The store sells other types of dumplings, such as chicken, pork, beef, and lamb. I might order the lamb next time just for fun. $14.99. Made in the USA, but it is a Russian recipe:

Considering that there are no Russian restaurants in Hawaii, I think this type of food service is worth the price.

And, yes, I wish there were Russian restaurants in Hawaii. There is a plethora of Asian restaurants here, but no Russian ones.

The only Russian restaurant that I know of is The Russian Tea Room in New York City. It was established in 1927 by the Russian Imperial Ballet. Unfortunately, I was too poor to dine there, being a struggling music student back in the 1970s.

The Russian Tea Room (New York City):

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If such a restaurant were to open in Hawaii, David and I would reserve a table in a heartbeat.

Meanwhile, ordering Russian cuisine from Eurasia Grocery will have to do for now.

19 Responses to “Eurasia Grocery”

  1. DavidH Says:

    Yes, that was a unique experience. All of the items were good, but I liked the pastries the best. They were delicious!

  2. AC Says:

    You certainly know your food.

  3. Granny Annie Says:

    I received a food gift from Russia once and it was good. I hear their quality control is not very good so I was hesitant to eat it. I love India food and wish I could find a place to order that. There is one India restaurant 80 miles from here. I might go there someday.

  4. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …things that have not hit my radar screen.

  5. DJan Says:

    Those dumplings look like gnocchi to me. I think I would like the zucchini spread, since i like it very much.

  6. Douglas Morris Says:

    Wow some interesting items here. I wonder why Russian cuisine is something we don’t hear about? FYI, those veal dumplings made by Grandma’s Perogies–that’s a very popular item in Pittsburgh, sold everywhere & stuffed with meat or potatoes, served with sour cream & sauteed onions. PS Inside of the Russian Tea Room–beautiful!

  7. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Enjoy your Russian food. We have lots of Russian Restaurants here. Have a great day! Valerie

  8. Arkansas Patti Says:

    So glad you had such a successful shopping experience and love the delivery service. Know zero about Russian food but would try those dumplings.

  9. Wisewebwoman Says:

    I remember a samovar in a home of Russian refugees. But can’t for the life of me remember what was on those beautiful platters of pastries. Very exotic.

    Love your purchases, I would be doing the same if available.

    XO
    WWW

  10. dkzody Says:

    You are a very adventurous connoisseur to try all these foods. Glad you had good results. Terry and I have eaten in Russian restaurants in Sacramento as there is a large Russian population on the west side of the river. It’s not my favorite food.

  11. Christine Says:

    Lovely Russian foods you got. I didn’t think of beef stroganoff as Russian, but should’ve realized by the name haha. I like it.

  12. Elephant's Child Says:

    That does sound good. I am pretty certain that there are no Russian restaurants here – which is a shame.

  13. Rain Frances Says:

    Hi Gigi, I don’t think I’ve had much Russian cuisine, though I have had caviar and do like it a lot. I wanted to thank you very much for your sweet comment on my blog last week. ♥♥

  14. Olga Says:

    We have a similar market in Burlington, run by a Russian couple. I like to go there once in a while. I tried making my own perogies from scratch once. Much easier to get them already made, but my mother made them often so it is a real treat for me.
    My grandson loves to stop at that EuroMart. He is interested in languages and likes looking at labels in slavic languages. When he was a bit younger he would always great the woman at the cash register with a greeting in Russian and she, in turn, would always give him a piece of candy.

  15. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    Interesting food! I will keep that store in mind, thanks!

  16. Nancy Chan Says:

    Nice to have a Russian grocery store where you can order food items from so many different countries.

  17. marmeladegypsy Says:

    This looks like a really interesting store, Gigi. You found some wonderful looking delicacies!

  18. Iris Empereur Says:

    Hmmm, you got me with the beef stroganoff! Yum-yum-yum!
    One of my teamleaders sang (!) the Russian Alphabet to me once. (He was from former GDR).
    We have a Russian Quarter here, too. But in Hawaii – I never expected that! (I do know that summers can get hot in Russia, too).
    I saw many a docu on Russia (and who does not love the Ukrainian Klitschko-Brothers, sooo cute).

  19. Far Side Says:

    Very exotic food, I do like caviar on crackers!

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