They then sell them to the locals at modest prices. In Iasi, three mothers organized themselves on a Facebook group, from where they take orders from over 100 customers.
“First I prepare the contents with sugar, cottage cheese, raisins and a little vanilla. Before that, I make pancakes out of the dough in the pan and then distribute them evenly, in which I put that contents and rotate them.“, Explains a Ukrainian woman.
Diana, Elena and Olya are from Odessa and arrived in Romania a month ago. They started preparing food for their children, then they were advised by their host, Simona, to start a small business.
“If it’s still so good and they wanted to do something to become self-sufficient, why not sell them. They did very well, and we encouraged them. They were prepared with boxes, with labelsSaid Simona, the host.
To cope with the orders, I go daily to buy fresh ingredients, cook, then pack the dishes and deliver them by bus.
“There in Ukraine we no longer have services, we have many children and we had to cook, to make dumplings. Slowly, slowly I started. Simona made us a Facebook page where we post information about us, photos, videos where you can see that we make them manually, they are tasty, we increase our assortments, we invent others“Olya explained.
The price for a portion of traditional Ukrainian food starts from 26 lei and can reach 60 lei per kilogram. Available products are announced online the night before.