When it comes to food, I consider myself an adventurous eater which begs the question, “why don’t you travel more?” I know. As someone who enjoys food as much as myself, you would think I’d be on a plane to my next destination for adventure and food. When it comes to traveling, I’m a little weary. So thankfully, I have a variety of choices regarding cuisine right in my backyard..figuratively speaking.
On a whim, a friend and I decided to try out Rus Uz since neither of us has been to it before.This little gem happened to be in Arlington, Virginia (Ballston). We went during lunch and happened to be the first customers. The decor didn’t really stand out too much to me but they did have Russian stacking dolls on display but other than that, I couldn’t get past their china. It’s so pretty! I felt like maybe I should be sipping my tea with my pinky out it was that fancy.
So let’s go ahead and talk about the food because that’s why you’re really here right? I started out with a hearty bowl of borscht. I have been craving this for so long and the first time I ever had it was at Mari Vanna many years ago. I think I was comparing the bowl to this idea of what I remember so I wasn’t that impressed when I finally had it after so long. I might have to go to either restaurant and get it again to properly compare. The soup, in general, is great to have when it’s cold out which is perfect for the winter we’re experiencing now.
My main dish ended with a bowl of pelmeni, fluffy and soupy beef filled dumplings topped with yogurt. It was simple yet so satisfying. The borscht and pelmeni were a perfect meal for me and I left full. I think I would definitely go back to try the different dishes.
1000 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22201
Traditional, hearty savory & sweet specialties from Russia & Uzbekistan in simple surrounds.