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PlateCulture: Lithuanian by Audra & Vita

July 5, 2013


For folks eager to experience culture through cuisine, PlateCulture is a welcome initiative, dishing out a dizzying diversity of meals prepared by hosts who let strangers into their homes & extend the warm hand of friendship by feeding them.

From Indian to Italian, Chinese to Mauritian, PlateCultures choices are copious (16 hosts & rising); we headed for the one most unfamiliar in KL, Lithuanian food cooked by Audra & Vita, two amiable ambassadors of their Baltic nations gastronomic heritage.

With Lithuanian pop music wafting in the background, start this stress-free evening with strikingly pink saltibarsciai, a chilled Lithuanian summer soup, the relatively frigid cousin of borscht, thick with beets, buttermilk, potatoes & hard-boiled eggs.

Koldunai, the Eastern European interpretation of dumplings, a beef-filled cross between Chinese wonton & Italian ravioli, served with sour cream & onions.

Tinginys, or lazy man cake, a no-bake, cookie-like dessert thats beyond addictive. Theres condensed milk in this, theres pure brilliance.

If guests behave themselves, Audra & Vita might even bring out the Lithuanian vodka before capping the night with hot herbal tea. Folks can also bring their own booze at no extra charge.

All things considered, Plate Cultures perfect for foodies who want to socialize. Audra & Vita are the perfect hosts; Lithuanian dinners cost RM50 per person; PlateCultures website features the booking details.
Lithuanian meals are served in a Bangsar condominium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia