Pierogi are filled dumplings of Central European origin.
Made by wrapping unleavened dough around a savory or sweet filling and cooking in boiling water. Pierogi which consist of noodle dough and have to be cooked in boiling water are associated with the Central and Eastern European kitchens where they are considered national dishes. Their variant varenyky are popular in Ukrainian and Russian cuisine. Pierogi are popular in West Slavic (Polish, Slovak, and Czech), Hungarian, East Slavic (Belarusian and western Ukrainian), some Baltic (Latvian and Lithuanian) and other Central and Eastern European cuisines, where they are known under their local names.