Eastern European Cuisine
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Jul 24, 2012 5:00 AM Last Post By: Far86
Jul 16, 2012 10:25 AM
15No longer Eastern Europe I am afraid! The countries you are visiting constitute part of Roma Europe and Danube Europe :)
Thanks , this has been established and I have put myself in the naughty corner for my error! No offence intended :-)
Hi Lutzum papanasi (jam and sourcream doughnut) , sounds very interesting. Is that a sweet cream or a savoury jam?
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Edited by: Far86
Jul 16, 2012 12:56 PM
Jul 17, 2012 12:52 AM
Jul 17, 2012 2:02 AM
Jul 17, 2012 12:52 PM
19A few suggestions for the OP, Croatian cuisine is very regional, most of what has been suggested so far is Dalmatian cuisine which is primarily fish based (with things like pašticada as exceptions).
If you are going to be in inland Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, then indeed it is the land of grilled meat. Some of the best around, really. It is the place to try all sorts of skewers and steaks. Čevapi are little meat balls served with bread, there are regional variations in Bosnia with areas like Banja Luka being known for them.
I really recommend pljeskavica od kajmak in Serbia. Pljeskavica is like a hamburger that's been tenderized and rubbed with spices and onions. Sometimes it is stuffed with ham and cheese and it is usually served with onions and bread. Ajvar has been mentioned, but also be sure to try kajmak. Kajmak is an unpasteurized cheese that is like a fine steak butter. The best kajmak comes from a Serbian town called Užice.
Good Croatian beers are Ožujsko and Karlovačko. I prefer Ožujsko, it is a bit more full-bodied. Karlovačko is lighter and paler. Wine is good throughout the region. Croatian reds from the Peljašac peninsula are good as are whites from Istria. Look for Malvazija, which is a good Istrian white.
In Montenegro, I ate lots of fancy little cakes on the beach. It caters a lot to Russians.
Jul 17, 2012 1:05 PM
20Oh, in Hungary, if you want to trip out more than you did on rakija try a spirit called palinka. I met some friendly Hungarians on a boat cruise once and they gave me that. It's like gypsy moonshine or something. You won't be seeing straight for a while after a few shots of that.
Jul 17, 2012 2:19 PM
Jul 24, 2012 4:42 AM
22Croatia - the best quality fish and sea food (Dalmatia and Istria); Samoborske kremsnite (Samobor is a small town near the capital city Zagreb) - these are the best cream cakes you will ever eat :) Also, Medjimurska gibanica - don't know how to describe it but it is delicious cake made out of cheese, pastry, poppy, jam I think, walnuts and something else. It is delicious.
Bosnia - cevapi (sausage like, but much smaller, minced meat) - it is absolutely delicious; Burek (pastry filled with meat, but it also comes with cheese, spinach, pumpkin, potatoes). In Croatia they are all called Burek, but in Bosnia, depending on the filling, they have different names, and there, Burek is only with meat. Tufahija - delicious dessert made of apples, filled with crushed walnuts and all covered in a very very sweet sugary water.
Jul 24, 2012 5:00 AM
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