Typical serbian foods

typical serbian foods
Dragoslava Srejovića bb

роштиљ rosh-teel - barbecued meats.

typical serbian foods
Maršala Birjuzova 22

гулаш goo-lash) - stew with paprika with beef

typical serbian foods
Pečenje Ispod Sača
Kumodraška 164

печење испод сача -steam roast, lamb or pork but sometimes beef: in a clay pot with iron lid, all covered with red hot charcoal, roasted very slowly sometimes for a whole day.

typical serbian foods

ајвар/ ivar - centuries before ipod, ipad and iphone there was [i]ivar[/i]. stove top roasted long red peppers, skinned, minced and stewed into a chutney like paste. perfect as a breakfast toast spread, addition to any food or lightly fried with eggs.

typical serbian foods
Dositejeva bb

ћевапи -special skinless sausages usually served as 5 or 10 pieces

typical serbian foods
Riblja čorba

рибља чорба rib-yah chor-ba fish soup using freshwater fish.

typical serbian foods

паприкаш pap-rik-ahsh - stew with paprika often with chicken

typical serbian foods

гибаница ghee-ban-itsa - phillo pastry made into a pie with spinach and cheese or just cheese like spanakopita or tiropita in greece

typical serbian foods
Punjene Paprike

пуњене паприке - stuffed peppers poon-yennah pap-rik-ay

typical serbian foods

кифлице kee-flitsay small crescent-shaped bread rolls.

typical serbian foods
Čorbast Pasulj

пасуљ/(pas-ooy - serbian thick bean soup or stew. a national specialty. slow cooked, with onion and paprika.

typical serbian foods
Pasulj Prebranac

пребранац pre-brah-nats - oven stewed beans with onions and various spices. usually meat free.

typical serbian foods

сарма sar-mah large rolls of pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice.

typical serbian foods
Teleća čorba

телећа чорба -veal soup

typical serbian foods

проја pro-yah - a type of corn bread with white cheese. a national specialty.

typical serbian foods

печење -pork or lamb roast, usually on the spit barbeque

typical serbian foods

кајмак -clotted cream ranging from few hours fresh to well fermented. almost exclusively home made for that extra flavour.

typical serbian foods

Most Serbian restaurants offer roštilj, a large plate of various unseasoned grilled meats, or any possible variety of grilled chicken wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese. It is possible to order fresh salads, plates of grilled vegetables, crepes, or omelettes if you are not carnivorous. Serbian cuisine is famous for its heavy use of varied vegetables, fresh or cooked.

Bakeries – called pekara – are ubiquitous in the city center, and you will find a wide assortment of breads, sweet and savoury pastries, sandwiches, and pizza. Some are open 24 hours per day. A snack or light meal of pastry and drinkable yoghurt similar to kefir but milder will give you an added healthy boost when walking about the city center.

Turkish delicacies such as baklava, tulumba, and other Greek/Turkish treats are also commonly found.

Foods that vegetarians and meat eaters alike should try include kajmak something between cream cheese and butter and ajvar, a savory spread made out of roasted red peppers. It is also worth visiting a pijaca green market to buy some fresh fruit, vegetables and other grocery items.

Pljeskavica pronounced approximately: PYES-ka-vitsa is the Serbian version of a hamburger which can be purchased from fast food restaurants.

The most famous dish in Serbia is ćevapčići pronounced: chay-VAH-pee, chay-VAP-chitchee. Also called Ćevapi, they are a traditional food eaten throughout the Balkans. It consists of different types of minced meat pork and beef mixed together, shaped like small sausages, and then put on the grill. It is usually eaten with diced onion, and is very tasty. Depending on size, a portion of ćevapčići in a somun pita bread, possibly with onion, ajvar or kajmak, is between €1.5 and €4.

Do not forget to taste the Karađorđeva Šnicla. It is meat that is filled with kajmak and bacon, and then also grilled. It is another traditional Serbian dish that honors the leader of the first Serbian uprising against the Ottomans.

Try other traditional Serbian dishes, such as pečenje roast pork or lamb, veal soup, fish soup...

Burek pronounced BOO-rek, sometimes decribed as the Balkan equivalent of McDonalds due to its being sold everywhere, is considered a national dish. It is made with a range of fillings including meat, cheese, spinach, apple or cherry. Due to the high fat content it is not for dieters. it is often eaten in the morning and can be sold out by the evening.

typical serbian foods
Pohovane Paprike

поховане паприке (po-ho-vah-nay pap-rik-ay - paprika rolled in soya oil and wheat flower and fried in sunflower oil, for vegetarians

Serbian food is a typical Balkan mix of Central European and Near Eastern dishes. Serbs are very proud of their food, which is heavy on grilled meats and sausages, local cheeses and bread. Serbia is predominantly a meat-loving nation. In all major cities, there are many international restaurants, such as Italian and Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Lebanese, and Israeli. In Belgrade you can even find sushi or kosher food.

There are international fast-food franchises such as McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut. On the whole, prices are cheap compared to Western Europe with main dishes ranging from €5–20 per person.

tipping in restaurants

Service charges are always included in restaurant bills. Rounding up the bill or adding a tip is customary when service and food were impeccable and ensures you get the best service next time you come around.

vegetarian foods

Pure vegetarian restaurants are rare, but many places will provide you with non-meat food just ask for 'posno'-colloquial term for non-animal and non-diary foods - but it could have seafood or seafood ingredients. Numerous fast-food stands burgers, barbecue, pizza, hot dog, pancakes... and bakeries oriental and european paistry, pitas... are usually very good and will satisfy your needs at a reasonable price. Pizza, sandwiches, and pancakes crepes are also commonly found. Salads are primarily tomato, cucumber, and onion, or cabbage. Local produce is fresh and organic.

serbian-style coffee

Coffee culture is particularly developed in Serbia. Walking about the central areas of the city you will find sprawling terraces and cafés, serving all types of coffee and sweets, particularly Viennese type cakes and local specialities. Be sure to try Serbian "Turkish" coffee and chestnut purée with whipped cream.