A plate of bigos
A plate of bigos
CourseHot starter or main dish
Place of originPoland
Associated national cuisinePolish, Belarusian, Lithuanian
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsVarious meats, sauerkraut, cabbage

Bigos (Polish pronunciation: [ˈbʲiɡɔs] Bee-goss; Belarusian: бігас,[1] bihas, or бігус,[2] bihus, Lithuanian: bigusas), often translated into English as hunter's stew, is a Polish dish of chopped meat of various kinds stewed with sauerkraut and shredded fresh cabbage. It is served hot and can be enriched with vegetables, spices or wine.[3]

Originally from Poland, the dish also became traditional in west Belarusian and Lithuanian cuisines, as these regions were once part of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.[4][5]

  1. ^ Krapiva (2003), p. 389.
  2. ^ Martynav (1978), p. 348.
  3. ^ "The best dishes of traditional Polish cuisine". - Polska i Świat. Opinie i komentarze (in Polish). 2017-12-15. Retrieved 2021-05-13.
  4. ^ Szymanderska (2010), p. 517.
  5. ^ Pokhlebkin (2004), p. 113.