What to taste

Macedonian cuisine is unique in its mixture of different cultures. It is based on a Balkan diet (predominantly using meat and vegetables), but with a Mediterranean and slight oriental influence. Below you can find some of the traditional specialties from Macedonia that will tickle anyone’s taste buds.

Pastrmajlija

Pastrmajlija is an oval shaped fried dough pie. Pastrmajlija is usually topped with salted, cubed meat.

Burek

A delicious and savoury puff pastry that will fulfill your love/hate relationship with carbs. Some typical fillings for burek include feta cheese, spinach, minced meat and/or potatoes.

Sarma

A common substitute for this dish is grape leaves, which are equally as tasty. Minced meat, onion, paprika and chopped veggies compose the filling of this dish. Sarma is typically served with a few heaping spoonfuls of plain yogurt.