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    Default Have you ever tried any Balkan's food?

    I would like to know if any of you ever tried any food from any Balkan county? Please share your opinions.

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    i was in Romania and Moldova 2 months ago...have eaten some local food in Romania...not sure how it was called but was some kind of horrible dish: sort of a pancake with loads of garlic/yoghurt stuff on it...not my kind of tea, couldnt even swallow the second bite anymore hehe...

    For the rest tasted some chicken brains, not bad but not good either... All other food i ate there wasnt that special and can be compared to food you get anywhere else...
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    Balkan countries have the best food in the world and Romanian cuisine is one of the best.

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    @Slawete Can you share what is your favorite Romanian dish please? I did try some and it was delicious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediapartner View Post
    i was in Romania and Moldova 2 months ago...have eaten some local food in Romania...not sure how it was called but was some kind of horrible dish: sort of a pancake with loads of garlic/yoghurt stuff on it...not my kind of tea, couldnt even swallow the second bite anymore hehe...

    For the rest tasted some chicken brains, not bad but not good either... All other food i ate there wasnt that special and can be compared to food you get anywhere else...
    Just wish if you visited some other countries, like Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania.... You'd be more than satisfied with food! Hopefully, one day you'll be able to do so and to see yourself... Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    Half of my baggage from Europe to Latin America is always Ajvar / Ljutenica, but thank god it is in supermarkets outside of balcans now (although I bought some big packages now during my last trip).

    Apart of that I like fried cheese and I like Balcan pubs which offer both white and yellow fried cheese.

    I also enjoy in Balcan local soft drinks, e.g. Sinalco.

    I also like beans in tomatoes, but that brings me to Greek cusine, which is also on Balcan peninsula and I like it a lot. I like cheese in spicy tomato sauce. And then all the dips (garlic, beetroot, nut). And I love greek honey sweets.

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    Yes, I've tried some Bulgarian food. They have lots of tasty staff with cottage cheese: Milinka, Zelnik, Banitsa and Ruguvachki (don't know how to shell it right) but you should definitely try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    @Slawete Can you share what is your favorite Romanian dish please? I did try some and it was delicious...
    Sorry! But the food is the last subject I'd talk about. My two cents were to defend Balkan food only, after first comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherlock View Post
    Half of my baggage from Europe to Latin America is always Ajvar / Ljutenica, but thank god it is in supermarkets outside of balcans now (although I bought some big packages now during my last trip).

    Apart of that I like fried cheese and I like Balcan pubs which offer both white and yellow fried cheese.

    I also enjoy in Balcan local soft drinks, e.g. Sinalco.

    I also like beans in tomatoes, but that brings me to Greek cusine, which is also on Balcan peninsula and I like it a lot. I like cheese in spicy tomato sauce. And then all the dips (garlic, beetroot, nut). And I love greek honey sweets.

    I am vegetarian, so no meat or fish is known to me.
    Hey Sherlock,
    I'm very glad that you are well aware of ajvar and ljutenica! Being from a country where these things are made for a long time (we believe that ajvar is our product, but having said that many countries on Balkan will think the same...)
    Sinalco is also made in my country. It's not bad soft drink...
    Being a vegetarian, you have to love ajvar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    I would like to know if any of you ever tried any food from any Balkan county? Please share your opinions.
    My dad is Hungarian and mum is half Serbian half Croatian, so Balkan food was what I grew up with.
    I might be the only Balkan on the planet that does not like ajvar or sarma.

    My favourite dish is hungarian chicken goulash with nokedli. I also love grah i varivah.
    Can't go past some good cevapi too, but it's really hard to find good ones here. There is only one butcher where I've found good ones. I've made them myself otherwise.
    Sweets - beigli. My favourite is with poppyseed but walnut is ok.

    You can drive out to western sydney and find croatian grocery stores which is like christmas for us. Otherwise where I grew up there is a huge Balkan community so lots of balkan food available in the foreign grocery stores.
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    Do not forget :

    - Musaka

    - Shopska salad.

    - Yogurth ( bulgarian one - the original

    - Sudjuk, Pastturma .

    - Banski starec . ( it is all from meat ).

    - Sarma as Renee said is just delicious (ball with leafs of cabbage or wine leafs with meat and rice, just amazing

    All goes with Rakia , to leave arguments aside we have it top in Bulgaria and Serbia.

    Regarding Roumania, they have amazing kitched but with too much garlic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    @Slawete Can you share what is your favorite Romanian dish please? I did try some and it was delicious...

    Ciorba de burta.

    The Romanian cuisine is delicious, but it's a pity that a lot of restaurants in Romania are low-quality.

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    I never visited any Balkan country or tried its food. But I want to visit. Maybe someone can organize a good affiliate conference there?

    Is there any good Balkan restaurant in any of the cities where we do have conferences? London, Amsterdam, Belin/Lisbon, Malta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    My dad is Hungarian and mum is half Serbian half Croatian, so Balkan food was what I grew up with.
    I might be the only Balkan on the planet that does not like ajvar or sarma.

    My favourite dish is hungarian chicken goulash with nokedli. I also love grah i varivah.
    Can't go past some good cevapi too, but it's really hard to find good ones here. There is only one butcher where I've found good ones. I've made them myself otherwise.
    Sweets - beigli. My favourite is with poppyseed but walnut is ok.

    You can drive out to western sydney and find croatian grocery stores which is like christmas for us. Otherwise where I grew up there is a huge Balkan community so lots of balkan food available in the foreign grocery stores.
    Ajvar and sarma? I will forgive you for that, just because of cevapi (ćevapi). I'm glad you have a croatian grocery where you can find some good stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiaan View Post
    I never visited any Balkan country or tried its food. But I want to visit. Maybe someone can organize a good affiliate conference there?

    Is there any good Balkan restaurant in any of the cities where we do have conferences? London, Amsterdam, Belin/Lisbon, Malta?
    You will find a Balkan restaurant anywhere. I know that London has quite a few good ones, as I've visited them, also in Berlin you have at least 10, but not quite sure about Lisbon and Malta...

    I hope you can visit any Balkan country ( Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia...) and I'm sure you will like the food these countries have to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    Just wish if you visited some other countries, like Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Romania.... You'd be more than satisfied with food! Hopefully, one day you'll be able to do so and to see yourself... Thanks for sharing your experience.
    Will do for sure! And dont get me wrong, i did got some nice food there, but havent tried much local foods (besides the ones i described), mostly because im always visiting for 2 days max, purely for business, and that means im mostly located around hotels and city centers, which offer mostly standard food you get all over the world...nothing wrong with that either though

    Bit when i have some spare time i always love to try out new things such as local food...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiaan View Post
    I never visited any Balkan country or tried its food. But I want to visit. Maybe someone can organize a good affiliate conference there?

    Is there any good Balkan restaurant in any of the cities where we do have conferences? London, Amsterdam, Belin/Lisbon, Malta?
    There is a conference in Sofia since a couple of years.
    https://www.affiliatecon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by mediapartner View Post
    Will do for sure! And dont get me wrong, i did got some nice food there, but havent tried much local foods (besides the ones i described), mostly because im always visiting for 2 days max, purely for business, and that means im mostly located around hotels and city centers, which offer mostly standard food you get all over the world...nothing wrong with that either though

    Bit when i have some spare time i always love to try out new things such as local food...
    You are totally right, the local food is much better than hotel and restaurants have to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifter8 View Post
    Do not forget :

    - Musaka

    - Shopska salad.

    - Yogurth ( bulgarian one - the original

    - Sudjuk, Pastturma .

    - Banski starec . ( it is all from meat ).

    - Sarma as Renee said is just delicious (ball with leafs of cabbage or wine leafs with meat and rice, just amazing

    All goes with Rakia , to leave arguments aside we have it top in Bulgaria and Serbia.

    Regarding Roumania, they have amazing kitched but with too much garlic.
    Everything you mentioned is delicious!
    I won't argue about rakia (or rakija in Serbia). It doesn't matter who makes it, it's a great stuff!
    Thanks for the list of great food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenad View Post
    Ajvar and sarma? I will forgive you for that, just because of cevapi (ćevapi). I'm glad you have a croatian grocery where you can find some good stuff. Thanks for sharing!
    Yep - I don't know what it is about them i don't like. I will eat sarma before ajvar.

    And Rakija is one too that i forgot. Every time I've gone to a conference I have someone bring me a bottle from Serbia. You can buy it here obviously but i haven't seen the flavoured ones like pear cinnamon apple etc.
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