Tryzub offers a modern twist on Ukrainian cuisine
Tryzub is the coat of arms and symbol of national identity of the Ukraine. It appears with the same colors as the Ukrainian flag, blue and gold.
The Tryzub is a blue shield with a golden trident.
Tryzub Ukrainian Kitchen is a restaurant in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood name after the coat of arms. It features a modern take on Ukranian cuisine.
The day we visited was perfect for hearty fare. It was the first snow of the year and the first really cold day of the year. It was also my daughter’s Birthday.
Our meal started with the seafood charcuterie. Cured salmon, herring, taramosalata, beets, red onions, roasted potatoes, and black rye toast. This is not on the menu, you have to ask for it.
The main courses were chicken paprikash and stuffed cabbage.
The paprikash was served on a bed of noodles. The two pieces of chicken were served lollipop style. The sauce was rich with fiery paprika, red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and carrots.
The stuffed cabbage was made with pork and black rice with a roasted tomato sauce. This was an excellent blend of taste and texture.
Portion sizes were just right. Prices are very reasonable for the cuisine.
The room is light-filled, with three walls of windows. It is a sparse pleasant space to have lunch, especially on a cold snowy day.
There is an extensive drink, beer, and wine menu.
Tryzub offers brunch six days a week. The omelets looked interesting. They include pork belly, smoked salmon, and a vegetable option. Potato pancakes with sausage, crepes, and skillets are also offered.
They have a small plate menu as well a dinner menu.
Tryzub serves a variety of pierogis. The pierogis are colored green, red, and yellow with vegetable juices. Crepes come with interesting fillings of chicken, salmon, and vegetables.
After dining, head across the street to Ann’s Bakery and Deli for one of the largest selections of Eastern European foods in the city. They are known for their rye bread, pastries, deli, and prepared take away food.
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- Closed Monday