Traditional Russian Beef Borscht
Russian home cooking rises as a popular exquisite soup in the 1980’s
Borscht is a Russian home-style dish. When Astoria introduced it in the 1970’s, it was ordered mainly by Russians and Flying Tiger members and failed to catch on with the locals who, in those agrarian times, found it too expensive and were also unaccustomed to eating beef. In the 1980’s, however, many in Taiwan became prosperous with the burgeoning stock market, helping borscht gain popularity among local diners. Café Astoria’s traditional Russian beef borscht is boiled at high heat for half an hour and then simmered for another hour and a half. Good soup takes time to make!