Donji Stoj Travel Guide

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Donji Stoj Restaurants

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    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2006

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    They have a wide terrace shaded a white roofing with numerous ceiling fans. The service is efficient and fast.

    They have a superb pizza oven, coated with brown-reddish stones and in this oven, they prepare excellent pizza, with a very thin paste, as it should always be!

    As I have been happy with the Pasul in Don Paco restaurant, next door, I tried it in Galapgos. That was very different: plain beans with a grilled sausage added on top. Not bad but not worth another tasting. It was far from a kind of Balkanic version of the "cassoulet" and looked more like what we nickname in French "fayots"! Mean beans with tomato sauce!

    Favorite Dish: Pizza!

    I have not tasted all their different pizzas but obviously, they are all excellent. Then, it is up to you to chose the one you prefer!

    If you want to taste pasul, go next door to Don Paco!

    Galapagos restaurant, the entrance and the terrace Galapagos restaurant, the pizza oven Galapagos restaurant, pizza cooking Galapagos restaurant, pizza cooked! Pizza half eaten (sorry, it was too good!)
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    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2006

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    They have traditional janjetina, lamb that spit roasts on live charcoal. We had half a kilo of delicious janjetina with fries.

    I had noticed that they had Pasul (Albanian name) or Pasulj (Serbian name). Thanks a lot to Jelena (VT Aurorae) to have pointed my attention on this dish!

    She wrote : Pasulj is a veeeeeery popular dish in Serbia/ex-Yu, mostly famous for the army service days and often it's called vojniâki pasulj - soldiers beans. It is easy to prepare and very nutritive, and extremely cheap, so it's understandable why it is cooked in huge masses in the army service. Also, people often cook it when they go camping. and funny thing is, the longer it stays, the better it is !!! Unlike the other food!!

    That seemed to be so terrible that I had to check! Actually, at Don Paco, the pasulj was excellent, with a lot of pieces of meat (left over from a previous janjetina, I suppose) and tasted for me as the famous 'cassoulet' from south western France. A few days later, I had it again and it was again excellent as a kind of Balkanic version of the 'cassoulet'. Mind, this is not true everywhere (see Galapagos tip)

    Favorite Dish: Pasul, obviously! This was the best dish of beans I ever tasted! Great!

    Janjetina cooking Janjetina cooking Janjetina almost cooked! Janjetina served on our table! Excellent pasul!
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    by JLBG Written Sep 25, 2006

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    Restaurant Don Paco is situated along the road from Ulcinj to Ada Bojana. They have a wide terrace shaded by tall trees and a private parking along the terrace.

    The menu outside is written in Albanian. They announce that they serve popular cooking (kuzhina popullore).

    The photos of this tip show how the restaurant looks like, with the entrance and the menus posted besides the entrance and the terrace.

    Favorite Dish: Next tip is about the food they serve, the most important, of course in a restaurant!

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Donji Stoj Favorites

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    by JLBG Written Sep 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Stoj plain stretches on almost 15 km between Ulcinj and Ada Bojana. It used to be a popular ground for hunting water birds and wild animals. However, it is now more and more inhabited and there is less hunting. Cattle graze the salty grass that gives their flesh a special taste. When it is too hot, cow and sheep rest together, under the shade of a tree.

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    by JLBG Written Sep 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Mediterranean as a whole and more specifically the Adriatic, do have tides. Small tides, but tides. They can be enhanced by persistent winds and reach as much as half a meter. Depending on the amount of inflow and the height of the tide, water flows up or down the Canal. When the water in Liqeni i Zogajve cools under the influence of winter winds, the gray mullet, sea bass, lamprey and other fish are caught along the Canal by the fishing devices called kalimere and that hang from the cabins. The same kalimere are used along the Bojana river, as well a in various places in Albania.

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    by JLBG Written Sep 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Both sides of Milena canal are lined with houses and cabins built half on the bank and half on wooden piles. Moreover, as the canal is shallow, it allows building, also on wooden piles, huts used by fishermen.

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