Listing some of the best Belgrade restaurants would be a very hard task. Even harder would be describing Serbian cuisine to a tourist. Describing food and not tasting it is the worst thing you can do to a hungry tourist. People from all over the world are often suprised when they try some of the Serbian food. They are wondering how come that our cuisine is not recognized as one of the best in the world.
In Belgrade restaurants, you will find variety of different meals, rich selection of food, based on meat, vegetables, sea food etc. We always recommend Serbian meals that includes kajmak, ajvar, gibanica, pljeskavica…but in Belgrade you can also enjoy international, Chinese, Indian, Greek, Thay, Italian cuisine…
As we said before, authentic Serbian food are: kajmak, gibanica, prsuta (learn this if you are planning a visit to Serbia). Because of decisive influences from the Mediterranean, the Greek and Turkish cuisine, Serbian cuisine evolved and now represent the best of all of those influencers. Meal traditionally begins with a glass of cold homemade brandy – rakija , which will heat up the chest and wake up your appetite. After that, followed by an appetizer is soup, a main dish with a salad and finally – a desert. he best known are: proja, gibanica , beans, kajmak, cottage cheese, prsuta, cvarci… Then comes the soup or stew. In Serbia, people are preparing various soups, a common choice as veal or lamb, made with lots of meat and vegetables, and fish of various kinds that is usually on the table in a bowl.
In Serbia, meat is the part of almost every meal, a favourite and most commonly used vegetables are cabbage and peppers. In Serbia, people like to eat a lot, and flavor and quolity of food play very important role. Equally important is happening around the table: people, conversation, pleasure. People enjoy food, conversation, and in the lunch time, nobody is in the hurry. Dining in Serbia is important because it brings family and friend together. Serbian families are trying to organize family meals at least once a week, usually on Sundays.