When you are in Bulgaria, you have to try the hearty and satisfying meals that you can have. This county has some amazing stews both vegetable-based and meat bases to some soups, relishes, pickles, bread, and so much more. The appetizers are flavourful, the main courses are delicious and filling and the desserts are sweet and addictive, making you have more and more. You have to try as many dishes as you can try when you are in Bulgaria as it helps you to get to know the culture and lifestyle of the country more and more. Bulgaria’s cuisine has inspiration and techniques from its neighbors too which includes sweets things of Poland, Greece, Turkey, Romania, and others, and has customized them according to their liking.
Here is a list of dishes you can try:
When you are in Bulgaria, you have to try Banitza. This is the national food staple of the country and you cannot go around and not have it. There are numerous regional varieties of banitza in Bulgaria. You can have it for breakfast or in the middle of the day or as a snack. This dish is made with filo pastry and has eggs, yogurt, and brined cheese in it. You can have it with Bulgarian yogurt or with fruit compote or with some boza. Brined cheese in Bulgaria is what makes this dish unique and flavourful.
Another dish shows the popularity of brined cheese in the country. This dish is irresistible. You would want to have it again and again. Now you would be wondering why is this dish so good. Well, imagine having bread that is crunchy and salty on the outside with a nice amount of brined cheese on the inside. Not only that, the whole experience of pulling apart the bread pieces and then having it makes it more interesting. Have milinki in Bulgaria. You can make it yourself or get it at local shops and bakeries.
This is another refreshing dish that you can have in Bulgaria that is not only good to beat the heat but also keeps your digestive system good and you healthy. This is a dish with yogurt as the main ingredient and is thinned down with water. There is an addition of cucumbers, dill, garlic, salt, oil, and vinegar with a large portion of crushed walnuts on top. This makes a great dish that you can have any time. If you do not like the thinned version you can go with the thicker one that is more like a dip.
4: Stuffed vegetables
This is a simple and authentic Bulgarian dish that you can have. This dish can be meat or vegetable based. The bright and colorful peppers hooked out and then filled with a mix of different ingredients make a beautiful dish. There are so many options to fill the peppers with and thus providing you with an easy yet full-filling dish that would make you feel good. You can enjoy it any time of the day. You can also customize it according to your preference.
5: Shopska Salata
This is a dish that represents summer. The freshness and the vibrant colors it has makes one feel cool and refreshed. There are cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, a lot of brined cheese, and seasons of salt and vinegar, and oil. The cucumber and tomatoes are sliced into bite-size pieces and cheese is topped over them. The season is added and everything is mixed together. You can find this everywhere in the country, from restaurants to fine dining to homes where people enjoy this with drinks. This refreshing dish is super addictive,
These are just five dishes that constitute this list. There are numerous other dishes that you can try in Bulgaria. Bulgarian food is full of vegetables and meat dishes and thus would help you enjoy your vacations in the country. The dishes here can be eaten at lunch or dinner. They are traditional dishes. Even if you have seen some similarities in the dishes with of other countries there are several contrasting differences in flavors, ingredients, and ways. This cuisine has an amazing hearty feel to it. You can enjoy these dishes with your friends and family and can have a great time having a vacation in Bulgaria.