The perogies of Saskatchewan

If there is one thing people can agree on, it's that perogies are delicious. Take a look at foods from around the world that are similar to the much-loved perogy.

Perogies are traditionally Ukrainian or Polish, but many cultures around the world have a similar dish

Have you noticed how cultures all over the world have a dish like the much-loved perogie? (Eman Bare)

If there is something other than the Riders that can bring the people of Saskatchewan together, it's a perogy.

But have you ever noticed how almost all cultures have perogy-like foods?

Take a look:

Nothing says "Saskatchewan" like a plate of freshly made perogies.

Greek cuisine has the spanakopita. It's a pastry that can be stuffed with feta cheese and spinach.

The spanakopita can be filled with spinach, cheese or meat. (Alpha/Wikimedia Commons)

If you're in Regina and craving a "Greek perogy" you can pick one up at the Breakfast Bistro. 

Breakfast Bistro is a family run business in the East end of Regina.

Gyoza or potstickers are popular in many Asian countries. They can be served deep fried, or more like a wonton. Just like perogies.

Gyoza is a popular appetizer in many Asian cultures.

Samosas are a favourite side dish for people all over South Asia and East Africa. They are deep fried and filled with anything from beef to potatoes, and even lentils.

Sambusas, or samosas are a popular dish throughout East Africa and East Asia. ((Arko Datta/Reuters))

The Middle East calls its "perogy" shish barak. It's filled with beef and served in a yogurt sauce with pine nuts. 

This perogie-like dish is served in many Middle Eastern countries. It's called shish barak and it's filled with beef and served in a yogurt sauce with pine nuts. (Google images)

Asian dumplings are a popular lunch meal. Shanghai Lily in Regina offers them as part of its dim sum menu.

Asian dumplings are a popular lunch meal and can be stuffed with chicken, pork, or seafood. (Eman Bare )

For those who crave the traditional Ukrainian perogy, Peg's Kitchen in Regina carries homemade ones.

Peggy, from Peg's Kitchen in Regina, with a plate of perogies she made herself. (Eman Bare)

As diverse as each and every culture is, one thing is clear: there is something magical about deep fried dough that can bring all people together. 

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