Food in Bulgaria is at its finest in the wintertime. From mouth-watering meat dishes to delicious warming soups, you’re sure to love browsing the country’s seasonal menus. Here are some of the best foods to look out for on your winter travels.
Kebapche is a local speciality of grilled minced meat seasoned with various spices. It is formed into a sausage-like shape and usually served with carrot salad, a warm chunk of bread and a spicy sauce called lutenitsa.
This will definitely please the whole family, and is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cold winter night. Traditionally the soup is served piping hot inside a thick-crusted bread roll. Tear off the sides of your bread ‘bowl’ and dip it into the delicious chicken-y broth for a real taste sensation.
These scrumptious pastries make for an ideal winter snack. Usually filled with local cheeses and ham, hot, flaky banitsas are a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Some variations of the filling include olives and spinach.
Also enjoyed in Turkey and Greece, moussaka is a well-known dish that consists of beef, potatoes, yoghurt and eggs. You’ll find several variations of this recipe in Bulgaria, and each one will be sure to satisfy your taste buds and warm you up.
Bob s Nadenica
A well-loved favourite, bob s nadenica is a meal consisting of beans and sausages baked together into a casserole. Perfect for the whole family, this is certainly one to look out for on your travels.
This dish has a rather unusual flavour, and is either loved or hated by Bulgarian locals – there’s no in between! Its main ingredient is the stomach lining from cattle or sheep, which unsurprisingly, puts a lot of people off.
If you’re thinking about holidaying in Bulgaria this wintertime, I’d certainly recommend embracing the culture and sampling these foodie favourites. What better way to enjoy the crisp cold weather than with a hearty, warming dish in your belly?!