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Croatia: the world of remarkable food

Croatia: the world of remarkable food

by Nova Vozrak

Croatia is a European crossroad country, where Central and Southeast Europe meet. It is a small one, but rich in delicious dishes. Being here, visit its capital Zagreb and make sure to try soparnik and ražnjići.

1. Soparnik
Soparnik
Soparnik

It's a very simple dish consisting of ingredients that were available in every home: flour, spinach, onions, olive oil, and garlic.

#185 of 3339 pubs & bars in Zagreb
Eastern European, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Mletačka ul. 11, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia
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If you want to try something exotic, order soparnik. This simple dish is ultimately easy to cook but it is totally awesome. It usually has a savory taste and is unimaginably thin. The filling is usually made of spinach, onions, olive oil and garlic. These are like pancakes but the filling is inside the batter. The best Soparnik in Zagreb can be ordered at Konoba Didov San Zagreb.

2. Ražnjići
Ražnjići
Ražnjići

It's a traditional Balkan specialty - grilled pork on skewers. The dish is fried on the grill over the coals (or in a pan-grill). It's served with onions, spicy chili pepper and tomato salad.

Eastern European, Barbecue, Grill
Rujanska ul. 17, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia
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Never leave Zagreb without trying ražnjići – a barbecue dish consisting of meat pieces placed on a skewer and cooked over hot coal pieces or in a pan-grill with special spices. The meat becomes tender and, if prepared the right way, very tasty. At Master Grill By Marko you can order a dish of the most tender ražnjići.

Of course, there are far more gourmet choices to be made, while these two form a good start.

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