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Monday, 9 December 2013

Plazma, nourishment for generations of Serbs. Then add some grilled meat.

 
Plazma, a recent street advertisement stand.

At least a few people here in Bulgaria, both locals and foreigners, have told me that they adored Serbian food. Before actually getting to Serbia I knew only one certain thing about their food: Plazma.

Plazma are biscuits, and not your average tea biscuits in this regard. They are packed with vitamins & minerals in order to make their consumer beautiful, healthy and fit. Invented during the socialist times, Plazma biscuits retain their cult status nowadays. Moreover, today you can buy them in more forms, even crushed and mixed into ice cream, if you prefer so.

Then you may also want to taste Eurokrem - the Serbian version of Nutella. If you are excited by biscuits you will easily find ones with the Eurokrem filling.

Biscuits aside, a real Serb cannot live without meat. Meat is an essential part of the Serbian cuisine, the lead of all meals. Usually it is eaten grilled. I have witnessed numerous kiosks selling various grilled meats, both solid fillets and minced chevapi, of different animals - and little else.

Another type of small shop in abundance in Serbia is pekara - a small bakery. The locals eat both sweet and savoury pastries; slices of pizza can occasionally be found in pekaras too. It is very appropriate to accompany your savoury pastries with a glass of salted liquid yogurt.

And then, of course, you should have no problem finding plenty of occasions to have a shot of rakija. If you cannot, the locals will find the occasions for you.




This text, of course, offered only a very quick insight into the riches of the Serbian cuisine.

Text and photos (c) Agne Drumelyte, 2013.

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