Top 10 Serbian Foods
Balkan cuisine definitely have its own charm, and cause of that we prepared awesome list of Top 10 Serbian Foods for today. We will represent 10 authentic and tasteful meals, so if you are visiting Belgrade, rush to one of the most popular restaurants in Belgrade and order with knowledge like you are a local! Order on a list of foods is optional and doesn’t represent meals from best till last spot on a scale from 1th till 10th.
1) Ćevapi (Cevapcici)
One of the most traditional dishes of Balkan folks – there are many variations of recipes but the result is the same. It’s grilled dish of minced meat. It’s served in a flatbread, also known as lepinja or somun, and it’s best with chopped onions on side and with Kajmak.
Also traditional serbian dish, and best one is made in private households, and you can always find it at our food markets (pijaca on serbian). It’s made of unpasteurized and unhomogenized milk – like some type of unripened and “new” cheese. Gets along perfectly with cevapcici or with any other meat dish, or you can eat it by itself with flatbread.
3) Karađorđeva šnicla (Karadjordje’s schnitzel)
Dish is named by the serbian prince Karadjordje and represents real royal meal! Schnitzel can be veal or pork which is rolled and stuffed with kajmak and after that it’s breaded and fried. It’s definitely must try meal while you are in Belgrade.
4) Sarma (Cabbage rolls)
Sarma is maybe the queen dish of serbian cuisine! Spiced up minced meat which is rolled in sour cabbage leafs. The roots of this delicious meal goes all the way back to Ottoman empire, and even today popularity of this dish is still on a highest level.
Sarma (Cabbage rolls)
5) Musaka (Serbian style Moussaka)
Well, similarity is next to ordinary Moussaka – have layers and have meat. It’s made of layers of potatoes instead of eggplants, and we use our mix of spices. It’s always great with season salad and glass of good wine. Enjoy!
It is a type of relish, side dish which comes with almost every meal perfectly. Represents the perfect combination of red bell peppers, garlic and eggplants. You can hear that serbian folks call this relish a “serbian salad”. if you are tourist, first question that locals will ask you is: “Did you tried ajvar?”
7) Mladi sir (Cottage or Curd Cheese )
Serbian cottage cheese is type of cheese with low fat milk, with neutral taste and also goes perfectly with many meat meals. The best one is made at private households (kajmak as well) and you can find it on serbian food markets, or just ask for Gibanica sa sirom(also serbian traditional meal, it’s a pastry with this type of cheese) in Belgrade restaurants.
8) Kobasice (serbian sausages)
There are so many variables of serbian sausages that we can open another topic only for that. Some of them are:
Srem sausage (Sremska domaca kobasica);
Blood sausage (Krvavice);
Head cheese (Svargla), and many, many more…
Some of them are for frying, and some of them you can eat like cold appetizers. Tip: fried ones goes perfectly with the beans! Bon Appétit!
9) Pljeskavica (“serbian hamburger”)
One of the most popular serbian dishes among the locals and for tourists as well is Pljeskavica. Grilled and spiced meat (mixture of pork, beef or a lamb) is served in somun or lepinja (types of the flatbread). You can ask for ajvar, onions, kajmak to go with this dish, you wont regret it. This days pljeskavica is popular in Europe and worldwide as well, so you can order it on many fast food stands.
Variant of a pork rinds, it’s a pork crisps or chips made of fat thermally extracted from the lard. Popular in balkan cuisine, you can find it in almost every household during the winter. Salty and crispy, it’s definitely something that you will love at the first bite.
We hope that you enjoy our little guide across serbian cuisine, enjoy your meals!
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