“Doma” means home in the Slavic language and at Doma Kitchen.
Walking into Doma Kitchen’s new Manhattan Beach location, I instantly felt a home like atmosphere. Their new restaurant is small and cozy. There is wooden tables and chairs and a couple little pillows on the wooden benches to make sure customers are comfy.
Their menu also has a very home like feel as well. They offer traditional Eastern European cuisine as well as a little bit of classic American favorites. Whether one wants to Chicken and Waffles or Borshct, a Ukrainian style soup, there seems to be something for everyone.
I came during brunch with a friend and we chose to get something from the brunch menu and from the regular lunch menu.
From the brunch menu, we chose to get the Eggs and Mushrooms Tartine.
This was an open faced sandwich consisting of two fried eggs, shiitake mushrooms, basil pesto, manchego cheese on top of rye toast. It was accompanied with a mixed greens salad with carrots and grapes. The tartine was very good. The rye toast was soft. The flavor of the shiitake mushrooms really came out and mixed well with the pesto and manchego cheese. Once you break the eggs, you have one messy, tasty and just wonderful breakfast delight.
From their traditional menu, we chose to get the Pelmeni or Chicken Dumplings in Broth.
The Pelmeni is one heartwarming soup with a chicken broth base. In the soup is Siberian style housemade dumplings filled with local cage free chicken. It comes with fresh dill and side of sour cream. If there is any soup that could define home, this would be it. The broth is warm and perfect for a chilly day. Light, soft and filled with lots of tasty chicken, the dumplings inside were perfect companions to the broth. If I just close my eyes, I can imagine myself sitting by a warm fireplace having this soup in the comforts of a European home.
From the comfy interior to the unique, tasting fresh made food, I definitely felt the heart and home of Doma Kitchen. Home and heart, this made me smile.
For more smiles, please see my latest Yelp review on Doma Kitchen.