Let me tell you why should visit Bulgaria!
Here's just the headlines:
1/Cheapest EU country
2/Safest EU country
3/Most beautiful nature and climate that covers all the seasons!
4/UNESCO world heritages
5/The oldest Gold hand made jewery
6/Amazing beaches, mountains and valleys
7/Food, culture and tradiotions from tousands of years
8/History & ruins dating back from the thracians and Romans
Ok Let's star with the most important.. THE FOOD!
Each Bulgarian region has its own specialty dishes plus regional variations of top Bulgarian cuisine recipes. Here are the top 7 Bulgarian foods you have to try.
Bulgarian food is rich, hearty and delicious and many top Bulgarian dishes make great comfort food.
Many Bulgarian foods are easier to make than you think, and you’ll find it’s not too difficult to incorporate one of these dishes into your weekly meals. Besides this, the Bulgarian fermented cabbage salad known as sauerkraut has been found to be probiotic-rich and full of vitamins. What better way to explore Bulgarian culture than creating your own Bulgarian food specialties?
Number 1 - TARATOR -
is a cold soup made of yoghurt, cucumbers, and garlic. It is best enjoyed in the summertime when the blazing sun scorches your head. You can eat it any other time too but you will appreciate its icy chill more when the temperatures around you increase. We have discovered that you can have a rakia or beer with it with no negative side effects but stay away from combining it with wine.
Number 2 - SHKEMBE CHORBA -
shkembe chorba is strictly the preferred territory of adults. Indeed, it takes more than a bit of guts to try this tripe soup, whether because tripe is a somewhat unusual offal to be used in a soup or because of the way shkembe chorba is customarily generously spiced. You are expected to add vinegar, oil, salt and crude pepper to taste – though you will discover that to Bulgarians this usually means in generous quantities.
Number 3 - TRADITIONAL BULGARIAN BANITSA -
Banitsa is traditional pie with homemade cheese and home-baked cake. It can be filled with cheese, meat, spinach, etc. Banitsa is one of the most tasty dishes and definitely one of the symbols of Bulgaria.
Number 4 - KING OF THE GRILL:
KEBAPCHE - The Bulgarian cousin of former Yugoslavia’s famous ćevapčići and Romanian mititei, a kebapche is the perfect side dish to a glass of cold Bulgarian beer on a summer day. Though Bulgarians may argue about that, whether the beer is a Kamenitza or a Zagorka makes no big difference. The important part is that the kebapcheta ar at least three and include some kind of sides, usually French fries with grated sirene cheese on top, to make the classic “three kebapcheta with sides” (тройка кебапчета с гарнитура, troyka kebapcheta s garnitura).
Number 5 - KAPAMA -
is another favourite dish that we prepare mainly around Christmas or New Year. It is consisted of sausages, chicken and other types of meat cooked for a long period of time (at least 4-5 hours on a slow fire) in a clay-sealed casserole. To achieve a unique flavour and taste, the spices, such as black, red pepper, bay leaf, etc., must be carefully selected. The dish is typically served with rice.
Number 6 - SHOPSKA SALATA -
This typical Bulgarian salad is prepared of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, fresh parsley and grated white cheese. Season dressing vegetable oil(vegetable oil), wine or cider vinegar (if wanted) can be added. We decorate the salad with grated cheese and sprig with fresh parsley, black olives or little hot pepper. The dish is served mainly in the summer and combines very well with chilled traditional Bulgarian spirits such as rakia.
AND Number 7 - STUFFED PEPPERS -
This dish is consisted of peppers (green or red) stuffed with cheese or rice. It can be prepared in the oven or in casserole with different types of sauces.
The rest I'll leave you to find out!