Sarma, Cevapcici, Burek: Our Guide Through Yugo Food

Are you looking for some delicious meal recommendations? And you’re not afraid of calories and cholesterol? Then Yugo food is the way to go! We’ve already talked about our obsession with Balkan cuisine, however the foodie gems that you can find in ex Yugoslavia (Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) are out of this world! Get ready to embark on a journey through the most hearty and savory dishes your taste buds have ever experienced. From the warm embrace of Sarma to the sizzle and savor of Cevapcici and the flaky layers of Burek. Let’s dive into the heart of Yugo food for a delicious experience that your tummy won’t ever forget.


Let’s talk about Sarma – it’s like a cozy cabbage hug for your taste buds! Imagine tender cabbage leaves cuddling a mixture of minced meat, rice, and a dash of spices, all cooked to perfection. It’s like a warm blanket on a chilly day, wrapping you up in a world of flavors that make you want to snuggle in and never leave. With every bite, you’ll feel the love and care that goes into this Yugoslavian comfort classic.



Cevapcici to the rescue! These little sausage wonders are like the superheroes of the grill. They are packed a punch of flavor, cholesterol and calories. And that’s exactly what makes them so irresistible. Made from a magical blend of minced beef and lamb, they’re grilled to juicy perfection, creating a mouthwatering experience that’ll have you doing a happy food dance. Dip them in ajvar, that delicious pepper sauce, and wrap them up in some pillowy Balkan flatbread. It’s a taste explosion you definitely won’t soon forget!


Get ready for a flaky adventure with Burek! It’s like unwrapping a yummy food gift, with layers of crispy pastry hiding all sorts of tasty fillings inside. From the cheesy delight of Sirnica to the meaty goodness of Mesnica, each bite is a delightful surprise that’ll have you guessing what’s coming next. It’s a bit like solving a food mystery while enjoying a delicious pastry – every layer is a new chapter in your tasty tale of Burek goodness!


Let’s talk about Ajvar – it’s like a flavor party that never ends! With its roasted red peppers, eggplant magic, and a sprinkle of spices, this zesty sauce is the life of the culinary party. Whether you’re dipping, spreading, or topping, Ajvar brings a burst of color and a burst of flavor to every meal. It’s like adding a splash of joy and a dash of fun to your food, making every bite a celebration of taste and yumminess.



Rakia is the ultimate toast to life! This fruity brandy is like a big cheers to good times and happy moments. Whether you’re sipping on some plum-based Šljivovica or enjoying the herby goodness of Travarica, Rakija is all about bringing people together for some fun and laughter. It’s the kind of drink that makes you feel like you’re at a never-ending party, surrounded by friends, good vibes, and a whole lot of deliciousness.

Kanita Bajrami

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