Belgrade cuisines - Food and Recipes

Belgrade cuisines

The cuisine of Belgrade is a heterogeneous one, and is in fact derived from mixed cuisines, more often than not influenced by the Mediterranean, especially the Greek cuisine, Turkish, Hungarian and the Austrian cuisines. The Belgradians have a great passion for food in general, having a rich cuisine and a large diversity of alcohol and beverages that go together with these fat-rich dishes. The Belgrade cuisines are rich in fat meals, and almost every dish contains meat or its derivates. For the people who are vegetarian, this is the best place to be. The one definite thing about the Belgrade cuisines is the fact that all people in this country serve three meals a day, viz breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lunch is considered to be the most consistent one compared to the others.

In the Belgrade cuisines, lunch is usually served in three courses. The soup comes first, then the second course, and last but not the least a dessert, which in most cases will be a baked cake. The desserts in the Belgradians cuisine ranges from Turkish-style baklava to Viennese-style tortes and many more. The national drink of the people of Belgrade, Serbia is a plum brandy known as 'Slivovica' plus another famous drink is the 'Lozovaca' or the grappa. A number of restaurants in the city also serve various International cuisines, including the gourmet eateries in its luxury hotels such as the Intercontinental and the Aleksandar Palas.

Western fast food outlets can also be found in and round the city although Belgradian local fast food restaurants are popular. They serve pizza and kebabs and are a quite favored by the local population and the tourists. They are also considerably cheaper. Some of the typical Belgrade cuisines include the 'cevapcici' which are small rolls of mixed minced meat. They also include all kinds of grilled meat, 'sarma', a stuffed cabbage, minced beef and pork with rice enveloped in pickled cabbage.Also, 'moussaka', i.e., minced pork or beef mixed with eggs and potatoes are also used.

Then baked, 'gibanica' which is pastry leaves mixed with eggs, cheese and then baked, 'Karadjordjeva snicla', a large cylinder shaped chunk of meat stuffed with 'kajmak' is also used. Cheese and ham play a major role in Belgrade cuisines and are served with mayo and french fries.

Dining in Belgrade is not that expensive compared with that of other cities this is one of the most interesting things you will come across while traveling to Serbia. The main courses usually costs between �4 and �10. Quite popular with tourists from everywhere, the floating restaurants found on both the Danube and Sava rivers are a hot favorite along with the other mouth watering Belgrade cuisines.