Wood-oven trail, stop #5: Khachapuri in Batumi

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2010

We took the overnight train west to Batumi, on Georgia’s western edge. The train arrived at 7 am and we set off with Giorgio, who we met in our sleeper car. For breakfast he introduced us to khachapuri, one of his favorite Georgian foods.

Khachapuri is basically a bread filled with bread, cheese and butter. The cheese goes in early, and gets bubbling hot. The egg and butter are added when the khachapuri comes out of the oven and the heat of cheese cooks them. My traveling companions tell me that the khachapuri was the best thing they ate during the entire trip.