Traditional Menu in Serbia

Serbian cuisine is a strong mix of oriental, central European and local Balkan cuisines. Here are some of the most traditional Serbian dishes:



Ćevapi (or ćevapčići) are small sausage-like grilled portions of minced beef, lamb or pork or mixed. They are usually served in a flatbread (lepinje or somun) with sauces.

Pljeskavica is a popular patty dish often served with kajmak..

Pečenje is whole roasted pork, lamb and goat served hot or cold.

Karadjordje’s steak is a rolled veal or pork steak, stuffed with kajmak, breaded and baked (or fried).

Spoon dishes

Sarma is ground beef and rice rolled into cabbage served with sour cream (pavlaka) or garlic

Riblja čorba or Riblji paprikaš is a fish stew with tomato juice and paprika.

Punjene paprike (stuffed paprikas) the stuffing is a mix of capsicums, eggs, spices, tomato, minced meat and rice.



Gibanica is Serbia’s most popular cheese pie.
Burek are baked or fried filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo and filled with cheese, minced meat, or mushrooms.

Salads and appetizers

Šopska/srpska salad are two types of salad, with a single ingredient difference (cucumber or cheese). It usually includes tomato, onion, paprika, cucumber, hard white cheese.

Ajvar can be consumed as a bread spread, a side dish, or as a salad. It is made principally from red bell peppers, with eggplant, garlic and chili pepper.

Urnebes is a type of salad made of cheese, hot chilli peppers and other spices and usually served as a side dish with grilled meat.
Кајмак is similar to clotted cream, very popular with Ćevapćići, Pljeskavica, Prženice or Somun.



Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey.
Krofne are doughnuts filled with jelly, marmalade, jam or chocolate.

Popular Serbian drinks:

Rakija a strong brandy commonly made from fruits. The alcohol content for retail rakija is up to 40%. Household brandy can be much higher.

Pelinkovac is a bitter liqueur based on wormwood. It has a very bitter taste, similar to Jägermeister.

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