Pelmeni are traditional Russian dumplings. Or, as I describe them, they are “the Russian version of pierogi”. Pierogi being traditional Polish dumplings. That’s the thing – all the nations have their own dumplings. And they’re all tasty.
So if you happen to be on Berlin’s Boxhagener Platz one Saturday and you want to eat something that will warm you up, go for the pelmeni. Keep in mind though that for the price of 3,50eur/portion the dumplings are not homemade… The owners buy them frozen. So long story short, that made me rather disappointed.