Alternative namesPigodi
Place of originRussia
Region or stateSakhalin, Primorsky Krai
Created bySakhalin Koreans
InventedEarly 1980s
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Korean name
Russian name

Pyanse (Russian: пянсе, Korean퍈세; RRpyanse) or pigodi (пигоди, SG pigodya пигодя, 피고댜) is a Sakhalin Korean steamed pie, bun, or dumpling stuffed with cabbage and meat.[1][2] It is a popular dish in the Russian Far East, as well as in Koryo-saram communities of Central Asia.[3][4]


The Russian word pigodi (пигоди, plural) derived from pigodya (пигодя, singular), is the Russian transcription of the Koryo-mar word begoja (베고자).[5]


Pyanse is said to have first made in Kholmsk, Russia by Sakhalin Koreans in the early 1980s, as an adaptation of Korean wang-mandu ("king dumpling").[1][2][6] It has been the most popular street food in Vladivostok since the early 1990s, and became popular in Moscow in the 2010s.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Rossiyskaya Gazeta (25 June 2016). "What's hot about pyanse, Vladivostok's most popular street food". Russia Beyond. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Muchnik, Andrei (24 October 2016). "Moscow Restaurants: Koryo-saram at K-Town". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  3. ^ Richmond, Simon; Bennetts, Marc; Duca, Marc Di; Haywood, Anthony; Kaminski, Anna; Masters, Tom; Sheward, Tamara; Louis, Regis St; Vorhees, Mara (2015). Lonely Planet Russia. Lonely Planet. p. 625. ISBN 978-1-74220-733-9. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ Kim, Victoria. "Lost and Found in Uzbekistan: The Korean Story, Part 1". The Diplomat. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ 윤영수. "고려인 이주 80주년 특별기획 - 사샤의 아리랑". KBS (in Korean).
  6. ^ Kamalakaran, Ajay (1 July 2016). "Russo-Korean cuisine: 7 delicacies from the Russian Far East". Russia Beyond. Retrieved 8 February 2018.