North Macedonia is a country with a long and sometimes blended history. There are so numerous opinions on how the nation should be named and who the individuals of North Macedonia are, yet there is no question about how great the traditional food of North Macedonia is. We have made a list of the best 11 dishes you want to attempt while traveling in North Macedonia.
11 Delectable Dishes In North Macedonia
Sarma is a traditional dish in most of the Balkans countries, including North Macedonia. It is made of grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat. The dish is usually served with Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Nowadays sarma is served at traditional restaurants in North Macedonia. On the off chance that you are traveling through Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, you can visit perhaps of the most famous restaurant – “Old City House” (Стара Кука).
Price: 100 denars
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Burek is a traditional pastry that is loaded up with spinach, meat, or cheese. Burek is incredible breakfast food. Just get some coffee or some yogurt and have a slice of burek. That should move you along for a couple of hours.
You can purchase burek at any pastry store in North Macedonia, alongside different pastries.
Price: 50 denars
3. Tavce Gravce
Tavce Gravce is a dish traditionally made from beans. “Tavce” means a pot and “gravce” means beans. Destitute individuals would cook this dish since they needed more meat and Tavce Gravce is very filling.
Tavce Gravce is prepared in an earthen pot and served in it as well. The bean stew is usually all around spiced and salted. The best method for eating Tavce Gravce is with soft crispy bread.
Price: 150 denars
4. Shopska Salad
Shopska salad is a salad broadly well known in the Balkans. Nowadays you can track down Shopska salad in almost every restaurant in North Macedonia.
The salad is made of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, ringer peppers, and white cheese. It is very light and refreshing and a pleasant method for starting your feast.
Price: 120 denars
Ajvar is a well-known plunge that is made from roasted peppers, eggplants, and oil. The best method for having ajvar is with a slice of bread or breadsticks. As a matter of fact, in the event that you visit the restaurant, Old City House in Skopje, try to arrange their fresh heated breadsticks with ajvar, you will love it.
Nowadays ajvar is a well-known thing to bring back from North Macedonia. In Skopje Air terminal Obligation Free you will track down jars of ajvar and different dips on the shelves. They even have gift boxes of various jars. Get a couple of jars for yourself and your companions to bring back home. We chose a container of ajvar and a container of pindjur.
Price: 70 denars
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Kebapcinja is a short (finger-sized) kebab that is exceptionally well known in North Macedonia. Kebabs are usually very soft and succulent and served with pita bread, slashed onion, and spicy cured peppers. You of course can eat kebapcinja simply from your fork without anything else, yet the best way is to make a “sandwich” of the relative multitude of ingredients on the plate.
There is a place in Skopje’s Old market that serves the best kebapcinja (as I would see it) called “Destan”. Kebapcinja is their signature dish, despite the fact that while you are there you should attempt their veal steak as well.
Price: 200 denars
7. Stuffed Pepper (Polneti piperki)
One of the best dishes to try in North Macedonia is Stuffed peppers, however, it is, even more, a home dish and can be seen on many restaurants’ menu cards. In North Macedonia, this dish is generally well known and served in numerous restaurants.
Polneti piperki are made of fresh pepper that is usually stuffed with very much spiced rice and ground meat. Stuffed peppers are then prepared in the broiler until they are soft. It is a seriously weighty and filling dish.
Price: 150 – 250 denars
8. Ohrid Trout
Ohrid Trout is one of the dishes you absolutely must attempt assuming you are visiting Ohrid lake in the south of North Macedonia. Ohrid lake is the oldest lake in Europe and one of the most lovely. The lake is famous for its crystal clear water, yet additionally for a couple of endemic fish. What’s more, Ohrid trout is one of them.
Ohrid trout is an earthy colored trout that nowadays is jeopardized because of excessive fishing. There is just a small sum that individuals are permitted to get today you still can attempt this fish in a couple of restaurants around Ohrid lake. Notwithstanding, the price is very high. So plan to pay around 2400 ($48) denars per kilogram of Ohrid trout, which is around 1000-1500 ($20-30) per dish.
Price: 2400 denars per 1 kilogram of Ohrid trout
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Plashica is another fish that is endemic to lake Ohrid, yet it is not imperiled. Assuming you have found out about the famous Ohrid pearl, you could definitely realize that the scales of this fish are used to make the emulsion for the pearls.
In any case, in addition to the scales individuals need, the fish itself has an extraordinary taste and is generally consumed around there. Plashica is a seriously small fish around 10 – 15 centimeters and is usually served broiled with lemons and sauce. It really reminds me of broiled sardines. You can find plashica fish in numerous restaurants along the coast of Ohrid lake.
Price: 250 denars per 300 grams
Pinjur is the second most famous plunge in North Macedonia. It is slightly reminiscent of ajvar, albeit the surface, variety, and taste are unique. Pinjur is redder than Ajvar which has an orangish variety. Plus pinjur is more acidic and not as sweet as Ajvar.
You may favor pinjur to ajvar, the surface (it contains smaller bites of vegetables than ajvar) and the sharpness go better with bread as you would like to think. However, don’t blindly believe me, attempt the two dips and let me in on in the remark section which one you loved the most.
Price: 70 denars
11. Телешко Грне (Veal Pot)
North Macedonia is a country that makes numerous extraordinary dishes, yet the best of them is Something in Pots. There is Tavce Gravce (beans in a pot), sheep in a pot, vegetables in a pot, veal in a pot, and numerous others. <y most loved just happens to be Телешко Грне – Veal Pot.
Телешко Грне is cooked with veal, onion, and dried pepper in an earthen pot in a broiler. It is served right out of the stove, so be mindful not to contact the hot dish immediately. The meat is loaded with flavors and super delicate, likely some of the most delicate meat you can attempt. The vegetables and the sauce are an extraordinary expansion to meet and work out positively for bread.
Price: 250 – 300 denars
So, we have listed the top 11 dishes in North Macedonia you must try during your tour. These dishes are authentic and perfect for food lovers and foodies. Which dish did you love to eat the most? Tell us in the comment section!