Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Bulgarian Food

I thought I'd share with you some of the great vegetarian dishes I eat here in Bulgaria... just in case you were wondering. If not, move on.

"Pulneni chooski" - This is probably my favorite dish. They stuff peppers with rice and bake it. It's a little more complicated than that, but it's sooo good.
"Chooski byorek" - This is where they take peppers, stuff them with cheese (cirene), and fry them in egg batter.
"Sarmi" - Grape leaves stuffed with rice
"Shopska salata" - A salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and sometimes peppers and grated cirene (cheese)
"Mequitsi" - A breakfast dish which is like a doughnut. They put powdered sugar or home-canned fruit/syrups on it. SOOO amazing.
"Banitza" - Usually a breakfast dish. Layers of fried dough with cirene (cheese) in the middle.
"Moosaka" - This is a potato casserole made with cheese and sometimes meat.
"Tarator" - This is a cold cucumber soup made with watered down "kiselo mlyako" (yogurt), spices, sometimes walnuts and garlic. I love it!
"Purzheni Kartofi" - These are french fries. They're so much better homemade.

I may share more later. There are many more traditional dishes, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. Just thought I'd be random and share this.


TheEleven said...


Rebecca said...

Dude my brother Jus turned me on to some french folk
Dude so hot, did you see my blog, did you see our new Dog? I titled the post for you. Missed you this first pathfinder campout, you know the one we don't go to. Luckily the next one is Monteray.