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Travel- Bulgarian Food

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

A Journey into the Tastebud Wonderland: Bulgarian Food Craze!

Bulgarian Shops

Hey, there foodies, fellow explorers, and travel junkies of the culinary world! Today, we're embarking on an epic quest to uncover the mouthwatering secrets of a land that's not on everyone's radar when it comes to gastronomy. That's right; we're diving headfirst into the delightful maze of Bulgarian cuisine!

Bulgarian food is often surprisingly spicy

Picture yourself wandering through a bustling market, the savory aroma of sizzling meats and freshly baked bread tempting you at every turn. It's as if you've stumbled upon a hidden treasure trove, a world of flavors waiting to be discovered. Well, folks, welcome to Bulgaria!

Mezes are basically apps before and during a meal.

First stop on our adventure - the land of irresistible starters. Meet Mezes, the mouthwatering tapas of the Balkans. Prepare to be amazed by small plates full of variety, with delightful nibbles like shopska salad, freshly picked tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and, of course, a generous sprinkling of creamy white cheese.

Shopska Salad!!

Oh, did I mention the irresistible banitsa? This warm, flaky pastry filled with gooey goodness (cheese, spinach, or pumpkin) will send your taste buds into a euphoric frenzy!

Banistas with jam

Kukericas are savory sausages!

So, you think you know your sausages? You haven't met the Bulgarian version yet! The kukicha is like a juicy love letter to your taste buds. These flavorful sausages are grilled to perfection and just begging for a big bite. Throw in some classic sides like grilled veggies and pair it with a pint of cold Bulgarian beer, and you've got yourself a culinary match made in heaven!

Bulgarian Beers!

Now, prepare your spoons for the glorious bowls of comfort that await. Bulgarian cuisine is synonymous with hearty stews that will warm your soul on even the chilliest of evenings. The national treasure, tarator, is a chilled yogurt soup guaranteed to cool you down on a hot summer's day. And for those craving a stew-like masterpiece, the rich and aromatic kavarma is a game-changer. Imagine tender meat cooked to perfection, swimming in a tomato-based sauce, dancing with flavors of garlic and peppers. It's simply divine!

Kavarma may look bland, but the flavor is insane!

And saving the best for last - the legendary Bulgarian desserts. Brace yourselves for a sugar coma worth every calorie!

Baklava, not just in Turkey!

Who could resist the iconic baklava, layered with nuts and drenched in a sweet, sticky syrup or honey? Paired perfectly with a piping hot cup of fragrant Bulgarian coffee, it's a match made in confectionery heaven.

Bulgarian Honey Cakes

But wait, there's more! How about a slice of the popular Bulgarian honey cake, medovik? Each bite is an explosion of caramelized sweetness and velvety cream.


Or dive into the melty embrace of a warm, freshly baked banitsa, this time with a sweet twist, filled with luscious jams and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Your taste buds will be forever grateful!

So, my fellow food enthusiasts, if you're looking for a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path, Bulgaria is calling your name! From the mouthwatering starters, succulent sausages, and comforting stews, to the dreamy desserts, it's a culinary journey that will leave you craving more. Explore the flavors, savor each bite, and fall in love with Bulgarian food, one delicious dish at a time!

хранете се добре (eat well), my foodie friends!



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