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.

Musaka

Musaka is a layered dish, mainly consisting of sliced potatoes. In between each tender and ooey-gooey layer lies a bed full of eggplant, onion, ground meat and an assortment of veggies. The top layer is usually finished with a beautiful egg-yolk glaze, giving it a wonderfully golden colour and crispy texture.

Tavce Gravce

Tavce gravce (literally meaning beans cooked in a skillet) is a thick and chunky bean stew that is cooked in the traditional Macedonian earthenware. Tavce gravce has a variety of different spices and vegetables that enhance its flavour, including fresh Macedonian paprika.

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.