"If I have a choice between meat and fish, then I opt for fish, and as for meat I like lamb," the Russian leader revealed to the Argumenty and Fakty newspaper.
"I love vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce," he said, while he also mentioned that he liked traditional porridges, cottage cheese and honey in the morning.
Mr. Putin also said that he was indifferent to sweet food, apart from ice cream, and was accustomed to drinking green tea.
On the whole, President Putin remarked, he does not really have any culinary passions. "I eat everything I'm given," he said. "To be honest, I don't really have a lot of time to eat, with the exception, of course, of official receptions, and I spend most of my time talking with guests at those, instead of eating." Mr. Putin also said that he liked trying local delicacies whenever he traveled somewhere new.