This is a portion of this Momondo experience collection, in which Momondo challenged me to a gastronomic experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Because Sarajevo is the capital and largest city in the nation, I believed it would be the ideal place to accept the challenge of seeing what Bosnian food is all about.
Sarajevo has a multitude of restaurants, cafés, bakeries, teahouses, and street food vendors to pick from, so I began my gastronomic tour as anyone having a caffeine dependency does — with Bosnian coffee.
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Bosnian coffee is strong, but isn’t bitter. It is always served with a glass of water and sugar cubes. As much as you may be tempted to, don’t gulp it quickly. Bosnian coffee should be enjoyed slowly. Stir the foam at the very top and drop in the sugar cube, then stir a little more.
We picked Miris Dunja near the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque to benefit from the beautiful weather and do some people watching before starting.
After sightseeing around the old town (Stari Grad) for a little while more, we worked out a desire for the go-to quick food of the nation, pies! The most common of them would be Börek (conspicuous boo-reck), which is basically fried, flaky paradise made of layers of crispy delicate phyllo dough and filled with cheese, meat, spinach, potato, or a mixture of them. For a real Bosnian pie, it must be baked in a sac (large metal pan) and wrapped up at a coal-burning oven.
If you wish to be conventional, eat your dish. The yogurt quench your thirst better than plain water, that you will love after a hearty meal such as pie and will coat your stomach. Buregdzinica Sac at Stari Grad is cheap, clean and prepares the pops the manner. My favorite is the meat and potato pie, together with cheese Börek coming in solid at second location.
No trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina is complete without trying the national dish,? Evap?i?i (conspicuous che-vap-chee-chee). These grilled minced meatballs that are oblong-shaped will be the kings of Bosnian foods that are quick. It is possible to locate them throughout the Balkans; an influence left behind by the Ottomans.
Anyplace you walk at Sarajevo between the hours of 1 and 10 PM , and household and every restaurant has its very own recipe for making them, you’ll grab the intoxicating smell of? Evap?i?i emanating from restaurant exhausts. We have a consensus from natives that the best? Evap?i?i is currently at restaurant Ferhatovi? At the Bascarsija quarter. Plus they were spot on! The meatballs were amazing, particularly with a chopska salad.
? Fresh Somun bread, which might appear to be a old pita at first glance, but is the job of master bakers and evap?i?i is served with chopped raw onions and is quite a laborious procedure. Once you taste it, you will realize why it’s so great — the ideal mix of softness, chewiness, and crustiness which goes with tender juicy? evap?i?i. We had the joy of viewing Somun bread has been made at the household bakery in Sarajevo.
Without experiencing its dining scene, nobody needs to leave Sarajevo. ? Evap?i?i and pops are excellent, but it is good to change gears to get a more meal. We wanted to sample Bosnian combination food and Herzegovina wines at a contemporary, upscale setting, and we ended up at the best restaurant at the Sarajevo, 4 Sobe Gospode Safije (“The 4 Bathrooms of Mrs. Sofia”).
The restaurant’s Title alludes to the forbidden Romance between Safije, a Woman, along with Johan, an Austrian Count , Throughout the transition from Turkish to Austro-Hungarian rule.
The restaurant is located in an house just a 5-minute cab ride from the city centre.
Gorgeous classic furnishings plus a warm ambiance functioned to the lovely meal we had there. The menu of risottos, salads, fish, and pastas has been a change from the Stari Grad’s eateries. After a gratifying tasting menu of chocolate soufflé, mushroom risotto, tuna steak, lamb stew, and beef carpaccio, we understood how dynamic gastronomy is.
We expect that you take part, and you one day find yourself in beautiful Sarajevo! Herzegovina and bosnia has no lack of wines, produce, herbs, as well as fresh meats. There is literally something sour, frying, roasting, and grilling. Balkan food is delivered by sarajevo at its best!
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Special thanks to Momondo and BH Tourism.