What is that bread appetizer that is served in restaurants in Russia called that is really puffed up and then you touch it and it decreases in volume and then you can dip it in a dip and eat it, it used to be on instagram a lot.

For example here: https://www.instagram.com/aidabaran_restoran/

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    If it was on Instagram a lot, a photo would be very helpful.
    – jmk
    Sep 15 at 5:49
  • Sounds like a popover of some sort
    – Joe
    Sep 15 at 11:35
  • You're going to need a photo for people to answer this.
    – FuzzyChef
    Sep 16 at 22:08
  • Voting to close; the OP doesn't seem to understand what SA is for.
    – FuzzyChef
    Sep 18 at 5:58
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    I don't think the identification of a food item is off topic. Yes, a picture would be helpful. Again, I'll say that the only result of down voting a question is to that it discourages new users. If the question is off topic, it can be closed. If it needs clarity, it can be edited. If we already answered it, i can be identified as a dupe. If the user is spamming the system, mods can remove them. Down voting questions does not help this forum. My campaign continues...
    – moscafj
    Sep 18 at 11:20

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I was able to find the name. It's called "chebureki", a form of turnover originating from the Crimean Peninsula. photo of a puffy half-moon pastry on a plate (Photo from Wikipedia)

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    Chebureki doesn't really fit the description. While it does puff up a bit during cooking, it doesn't "decrease in volume" when you touch it. It also wouldn't ordinarily be served with a dip.
    – Sneftel
    Sep 19 at 9:02
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    @sneftel you can't see it from the current state of the question, but this is a self-answer. So this is indeed the food the OP meant, aven if they misremembered it's qualities while describing.
    – rumtscho
    Sep 19 at 9:42
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    @rumtscho I know it's a self-answer. I think it's an incorrect one.
    – Sneftel
    Sep 19 at 9:45
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    @Sneftel it appears to be the correct answer, even though the variation the OP is describing is not the same as the one in the Wikipedia photo. If you have an Instagram account, you can go to the link that was added to the question, and scroll down to the older pictures. You'll find a few clips showing exactly what the OP described, e.g. a video from 17. august where a blonde woman in a white corsage with shoulder straps eats it, and the restaurant itself titles it АйДаЧебурек, which is simply "cheburek" combined with the restaurant's name.
    – rumtscho
    Sep 19 at 12:50
  • @rumtscho I was able to find a YouTube video youtube.com/watch?v=FOv92fF3f4M of nearly exactly this - it’s titled “Ayda Cheburek” Sep 19 at 17:40

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