The Bosnian cousine is so rich in flavours that no other can compare with it. It is mixture of its own origin, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Cuisine, giving a special taste to food adapted for our taste bud.
There is a great choice of restaurants in Mostar, in both the Old Town and New Town. The only issue is not having enough time to try them all. I enjoyed good local food at this terraced restaurant along the river with a view of the Bridge. Nice place any time of day but especially so at sunset.
Taurus is a great warmly place. The restaurant is lovely and charming and the atmosphere is very friendly. Food is excellent, more than excelent and they have a great domestic wine. I am definitely coming again! I would recommend it to everyone!!
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was fish plate, it was so jummy.
I highly recommend trying the stuffed onions. (if anyone has this recipe ..please forward it to me) The veal stew was also very tasty. This was one of the best dining experiences of my whole trip. The meal was delicious with service to match and a very reasonable price in a very pleasant setting in Sarajevo Old Town.
Šadrvan is simply a great restaurant. It is just a few meters from the famous Mostar Bridge so you absolutely cannot miss it. I was greeted warmly outside and lead through what would be a great seating area outside (in summer) and into a warm interior. The décor is traditional and tasteful. My waiter was a great guy and everything just magically appeared. I knew I wanted to try the Bonian national dish - Ćevapi - as well as have a local beer. Interestingly the old beers listed were 'Beer 1' and 'Beer 2'. Seeing that Beer number 2 was more expensive I asked for it. The waiter rattled off 3 massive worldwide brands of beer. I looked horrified. He explained that Beer 1 was a list of Bosnian and nearby beers. I opted for a Sarajevo Beer. Fantastic choice! Very impressive.
Then my food came to the table from the large wooden counter the waiters have to climb up to when food comes out of the kitchen. It was very well presented, was hot and fresh. Even the bread had just been baked. Ćevapi is essentially 8-10 small mince meat kebabs. They tasted absolutely fantastic.
I only stopped here for lunch, but can definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant for any meal. They also have a very good looking bar upstairs. The dinning room is downstairs.
I enjoyed the Ćevapi and a cold Sarajevo Beer.
Some of the great things about Šadrvan:
* The menus (and website) have great pictures off all the dishes to help you choose
* Very professional service
* Good prices and they accept Euros
* Great location
* Great local food, dishes, wines and beers
* A warm and friendly atmosphere
* You can make reservations on their website
There are many restaurants floating on the rivers, like this one in Banja Luka which floats on the river of Vrbas.
Favorite Dish: You might be very pleasantly surrprised with the B&H cuisine. It is a kind of mixture of the Croatian, Serbian and Turkish cuisine.
Almost in every restaurant you can enjoy in:
- grilled mixed meat
- broached lamb
and more importantly, the meat is fresh and genuine.
The most authentic, and surely the best loco dish is so called "Bosanski lonac", a cooked meat of three different kinds with vegetables.
In regard to restaurants, in Mostar one is spoiled by choice. So many restaurants have picked absolute beauty spots with great panoramic views of the Old Bridge that you really can`t go wrong. My absolute favourite was the Restaurant Sadrvan (="fountain"). After you cross the bridge to the western riverbank, it is on the left side (the place with the fountain). The location is most beautiful, the service is impeccable (my waitress explained patiently the menu and gave good advice), the price-quality ratio is excellent, and the food was delicious. Leave some room for the gorgeous Balaklava as dessert!
A nice restaurant in a very nice interior with tables/umbrellas outside.
Very nice waiter, only one - poor man, very busy almost running guy haha. We waited loooong for our dishes but thanks it we could meet and speak with Canadian troops - nice talkings.
Good variety of food (delicious), good beer.
You may pay either in Bosnian currency or Euro or Croatian Kuna (1 bosnian KM = 4 Croatian Kuna in May 2002).
Favorite Dish: Fish (trout), mixed grill and delicious tomato soup.
It is a very good restaurant on the road between Sarajevo and Mostar. It is impossible not to see this restaurant on the way.
We ate the one of the most delicious lamb ever. Do not miss this place otherwise I must say you will regret.
The cafe inside Morica Han is a very good place to have a traditional Bosnian(Turkish) coffee. Where you can observe locals and have some idea about Bosnian people. The courtyard of Han is a very good place to have some rest and relax. It is cool in summer and not very crowded.
We had coffe and tried tufahija (a kind of dessert). Both were very good. Prices are good as it is everywhere in Bosnia.
Burek is flaky pastry filled with veggies, cheese and/or meat, sometimes with
fruit (usually apples and cinnamon) and which is more sweet (desert-like), than savory.
Burek's origins are Turkish, and burek is very popular in Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Greece, but Greeks won't admit that it is Turkish (You probably know about all of the animosity between the Turks and Greeks which arose primarily early in the 20th Century.) so they call it Tiropita.
You can have mince meat filling, leeks, onions, feta cheese, egg, onions, spinach, sauerkraut, potatoes, or various combinations of these fillers.
Meat, potatoes, and cheese are said to be more typical of Bosnia, while the others are more common in Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.
Bosnians and Macedonians often have burek in the morning for breakfast on the go, with a cold glass of yogurt.
A very dear, although still unmet, Macedonian VT friend currently living in the UK, helped me with the details on burek and closed her e-mail with,
"I miss that very much, and every morning when I am in Macedonia, I have 1/4 of the pie. It is a good, healthy, and delicious start of your day."
My most sincere thanks to Valentina, and I couldn't agree with her more.
I felt important to go to a Restaurant wich was frequented by local citizens and wich wasn't the first I have seen. A place you wouldn't realize first. I found a really friendly traditional Restaurant in the centre of the Bazar and a another smaller one with some incredible Bureks in the surrounding area. Look for oldfashioned interioir and you will be happy.
I went after some old men, who I think have the best nose for eating and dining like a king.
Favorite Dish: Burek and Cevapi
and bosanski cava
fresh cooked corn with salt
Cevapcici and burek are good. This is the specialty.
There are many small food stands.
The hamburgers taste delicious.
The Pizza is as good as in an Italian restaurant.
The chicken are big, A half is enough for one person.
There are several good local wines.
Short: Experience the local food!
Favorite Dish: Hamburger speziale
You have a very good restaurant just near the river. Its name is Vrbas (just the same name of the river).
It is sited in front of castle, but in the opposite bank of the river.
The quality of meals are really very good, and the quantity? well, you can?t eat all that food, surely! But the big surprise is, when you finishing to eat, the servant gives you (in a plastic packet) all the meat of your table that you didn?t eat !!!
In resume: this restaurant is very nice, with very good meals, well sited, and is not expensive!!!
This is real blue collar food at its best! There is nothing fancy but its flavourful and very filling. I recommend trying the meat Burek with the garlic yogurt sauce simply one of the best meals I have had and at 70p ($1) for a portion a real bargain. Cevapici is equally scarfed and at an equally light dip into the wallet. The Samon bread used with Cevapici is brilliant as well. Coffee through out the Balkans is done properly (strong and sweet and smooth).
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