-MACEDONIAN CUISINE –
What is the typical Macedonian cuisine?
Macedonian cuisine is famous for its simplicity and flavor. Contrary to appearances, it is not only meat, but also vegetables ripened in the full sun – especially fleshy, aromatic tomatoes and eggplants. North Macedonia’s menu blends the flavors of the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey. It’s a free-flowing and uniquely flavorful interpretation of Greek, Italian, Turkish and Bulgarian influences.bHere you will find dishes that you would eat in a similar form in other countries of the Balkan region. In addition, Macedonian dishes and wines are reasonably priced.
What to eat in North Macedonia?
Macedonian cuisine is primarily associated with meats of various kinds – from lamb to mutton, beef and poultry. The hosts are able to prepare a dish from a freshly slaughtered animal, which guarantees a fresh taste, although it will take some time to prepare. Vegetarians and vegans can also treat their taste buds to local cuisine. Vegetable pastes, grilled vegetables, fruit salads, baked cheeses, fruits and other sweet desserts – pamper the palate with their seasonality and ripening in the sun.
Delicious Macedonian Dishes You Must Try
Skara – Balkan barbecue in a Macedonian way
Skara, or grilled dishes, is something that, like in other Balkan countries, is not lacking in Macedonian cuisine. If, like Bosnians, Serbs and Macedonians, you have a taste for grilled meats, try at least:
svinski ražnici (pork skewers),
svinski uvijac (wrapped pork cutlet),
vesalica (pork neck),
pljeskavica (chopped meat cutlet).
Pastramayliya (pastramayka) – Macedonian pizza
Traditional pastramayliya is a meat dish. It is a boat-shaped bread, resembling a pizza. Meat is usually placed on top. A lot of meat… It comes in several variants:
with chicken or pork
Baked in egg,
Gomleze has been prepared in the same way for hundreds of years. A special dish is placed over the fire, loaded with coals and ashes. The dish itself is only three ingredients: flour, oil and water. But its preparation takes a long time. The dough is applied one ladle at a time and baked. And so a dozen times, until the mass is exhausted. Then it is cut on the bias in a lattice. It is worth trying, although in terms of taste it is not a show-off dish of Macedonian cuisine.
Turli tava with okra – stew
This is a Macedonian dish long baked in a clay pot .
A dish that warms stomachs, it is a vegetable stew in tomato sauce. It is most often served with meat (usually lamb), but you can also find a vegetarian version (such as stewed eggplant with peppers, potatoes, tomatoes and okra).