Dumpling vs Pierogi - What's the difference?

dumpling | pierogi |


As nouns the difference between dumpling and pierogi

is that dumpling is a ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough while pierogi is (north america) a square- or crescent-shaped dumpling of unleavened dough, stuffed with sauerkraut, cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, meat, or any combination of these, or with a fruit filling.

dumpling

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough.
  • A term of endearment.
  • My little dumpling.

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * apple dumpling * clootie dumpling * dumpling squid * Norfolk dumpling * * potato dumpling * raspberry dumpling * rice dumpling * soup dumpling

    See also

    * dim sum * noodle * pudding * quenelle

    References

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    pierogi

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pirogi, perogie, perogi, pyrogy, pyrohy, perogy

    Noun

  • (North America) A square- or crescent-shaped dumpling of unleavened dough, stuffed with sauerkraut, cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, meat, or any combination of these, or with a fruit filling.
  • Synonyms

    * varenyky/vareniki (plural) * pelmeni (plural) * pedahey

    Derived terms

    * Chinese perogy

    References

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    See also

    * potsticker * pirozhki (Russian pastry, false friends ) * (wikipedia "pierogi")

    Usage notes

    * Russian "pirozhki" () and Polish pierogi (diminutive: "piero?ki") (dumplings) are often confused. The two dishes are quite different. See pelmeni for the Russian version of the Polish pierogi. In certain regions of the Ukraine, these terms (???????, ????????) may refer to either the Polish "pierogi" or the Russian "pirozhki". ----