Have you ever tried PELMENY?
This is traditional Russian dish which has been known for centuries and still very popular this days.
Originally the idea of pelmeny came from China but spread quickly in Siberia, Russia. Women of several families would gather together during the cold time of year to make hundreds of these little guys. They would store it outside the window in sacks like little frozen stones. When needed all they had to do is throw them in a salty boiling water! Great quick hot meal for a cold day!
The process of making these is not quick, thought. That's why a lot of people this days prefer to buy a frozen pre-made pelmeni from a supermarket. In some parts of Russia where I have been there is also an inexpensive little restaurants called Pelmennaya where the only dish is served - pelmeni! They are making these with different fillings and serving it with ketchup, butter, sour cream, vinegar or tasty sauces - mmmm... yum!
Since we don't have places like this here in Arizona we are making it ourselves from time to time. It takes time and effort, but it tastes sooo good!
I would not say it is an elegant dish or not exactly a dieting material :) but who can resist a little treat from time to time!