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NIKA.RU – Russian shop in Rotterdam

Delicatessen, cafe and takeaway

Hoogstraat 71a, 3011 PH, Rotterdam

Tel. 010 752 66 88

Mob. 06 1188 6877

NikaRu Rotterdam Russian shop

Nika Ru is an oasis of Russian food in the heart of Rotterdam. The menu includes Borscht (beetroot soup),  Rassolnik (pickles soup) and other soups, flavourful kotleti (meat burgers), famous salads “Olivier” and “Herring under a fur coat“, pirozhki (stuffed savoury or sweet buns), belyashi buns with minced meat, homemade pelmeni dumplings and much more. You can eat in or take the meals away to enjoy at home.
We also offer a wide range of delicious products which include sausages, caviar, sushki bisquits, tinned fish, wines, dumplings pelmeni, jams, cottage cheese tvorog.

Open daily from 9:00 to 19:00, 7 days a week.

Telephone orders are accepted with a possibility of delivery  (conditions apply).
Set menu also available.

Vjatka Russian Shop in Groningen

Nieuweweg 19, 9711 TB Groningen

Tel. 050 526 6201

Opening hours

 Monday  Closed
 Tuesday  11:00 – 18:00
 Wednesday  11:00 – 18:00
 Thursday  11:00 – 18:00
 Friday  11:00 – 18:00
 Saturday  10:00 – 17:00
 Sunday  16:00 – 20:00
Russian shop Vjatka in Groningen

Spacious Russian shop Vjatka is located in Groningen at 19, Nieuweweg 9711TB. The shop is open since 2001 and its wide range of Eastern-European products (from Russia, former USSR countries, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Poland), as well its great ambiance  won the hearts of the customers.

The choice of food products include dairy (kefir, tvorog etc.), various meat products, caviar, sweets (candies, cakes, kozinaki, zefir), dried fish (beer snacks), frozen berries, pelmeni and other dumplings with savoury or sweet stuffing. A selection of spices and sauces from Central Asia or Caucasus (satsibeli, adjika, barbaries etc) will spice up your life or give an authentic touch to such meals as plov. You can see on the shelves lots of preserved foods (pickles and vegetable pastes), soft drinks (kvass, birch sap) and alcoholic beverages.

Here you can buy souvenirs – Russian nesting dolls, hats or flasks with Soviet emblems. Traditional Pavloposad shawls made from 100% wool with bright design will be a great gift. Other non-food goods include traditional sauna items, crystal dishes for famous Russian salads, pelmeni makers and a lot of other things.

The shop Vjatka in Groningen can assist you with your application for a Russian visa.


Russian store Vjatka now offers various products for traditional Russian Easter meal: swettened cottage cheese mix with raisins, Easter cake,  wooden souvenier Easter eggs with icons, and dyes for colouring Easter eggs! Celebrate easter with Vjatka. The whole list of the products check here:


Adjika sauce Caucaus

Adjika sauce

Adjika spicy Georgian Abkhaz sauce

Ajika or Adjika is a Georgian-Abhaz hot spicy paste with rich herbal flavour. It is made from red or green hot peppers, salt and herbs (such as coriander, fenugreek, celery, parsley, dill, basil, bay leaf, satureja , marjoram, pepper mint and paprika: people of Caucasus know their herbs!

It is the rich selection of herbs that gives adjika unique piquant flavour which can add an interesting twist to a lot of meals:

It gives a sharp and subtle herbal edge to all meat dishes. You can also marinade your meat in a mix with adjika and vegetable oil. A dollop of this dip next to the mash potatoes can give you a fantastic new perspective on the dish. Some people serve it as a cold snack spreading a small amount over tomatoes and sprinkling fresh chopped herbs. Another way to eat ajika is to slice and bake courgette, spread a little amount of the sauce with chopped fresh herbs and let infuse for a few minutes.

Who will like adjika: Adjika is a very spicy condiment, so naturally it will find its fans among those who like their meal to be an experience of hot flavours. Most likely those people who like Indian and Thai cuisine and like Tabasco and sambal olek will appreciate the rich hot flavours of adjika.

Adjika ajika Georgian spicy sauce ingredients

Condensed milk

Russian tea time treat condensed milk sgushenka
Sweetened condensed milk (Rus. сгущенное молоко) is a thick sweet substance made by vaporizing water from milk. It is usually produced in tin cans that can last for years (unopened and in refrigerators).

Condensed milk is popular around the world in many desserts dishes and treats. In Russia condensed milk is produced in a tin with a well recognized design: dark and light blue background  and white letters.

It is very popular to drink tea or coffee with a spoon (or two) of condensed milk, or spread it over a toast like jam. It is also very popular in desserts such as pirozhnoe Kartoshka or as a filling of various pastries. It’s also loved by many home chefs as an ingedient for an easy delicious cream for cakes – just beating condensed milk up with softened butter, it can’t be any easier.

During Soviet times some people would additionally boil a tin of condensed milk in a pan filled with water. The result is so called boiled condensed milk which has a caramel flavor and colour. Nowadays you can buy this product in the shops.


Condensed milk was invented in the middle of 19 century by an American Gail Borden. There was a practical need for that – back in the day it was a challenge to keep milk fresh for long. Soon after creation of this product Gail Borden established a company that manufactured condensed milk.

Russian boiled condensed milk varenka varyonaya sgushenka

During the American Civil War the U.S. government ordered huge amounts of condensed milk as  field ration for solders. This was an extraordinary field ration for the 19th century: a typical 10 oz (300 ml) can contained 1,300 Calories (5440 kJ), 1 oz (28 g) each of protein and fat, and more than 7 oz (200 g) of carbohydrate.

Soldiers returning home from the Civil War soon spread the word. Gail Borden became very prosperous, moved to the county in Texas that was soon called after him- Borden county, and build several other factories which he passed onto his sons.
The popularity of this product was up and down thorough the 20 century, but it has gained its niche – not only condensed milk is good as a ration item for soldiers and survivalist, but it is very popular around the globe in many dessert dishes.

an open tin of condensed milk sgushenka

Russian Food Festival in Amsterdam

Russian Food Festival in Amsterdam

Russian Food Festival held 13-15 September 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In 2013, in both Russia and the Netherlands many cultural and festive events were held to celebrate 400 years of friendly mutual relations between Russia and the Netherlands.

On 13-15 September 2013, Amsterdam has seen a Russian Regional Food Festival held in the framework of the Russia-Netherlands Bilateral Year. This food event took place at Museumplein near which the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are located. The visitors had an opportunity to try and purchase healthy, exotic and tasty products and get themselves better acquainted with the vast geography of Russia. The introduced foods were from the regions of Russia, for example cured meat and venison jerky from the Nenets autonomous area, cold-water fish from Yakutia, chack-chack honey soaked tart from Tatarstan, smoked guineafowl from Kaluga region, sun kissed fruit from Krasnodar and delicious sea buckthorn jams from the Altai Krai.

The guests of the festival were entertained by several cultural and musical show, including the dance performances by the troupe of folklore music from the Republic of Tatarstan.