Do you know what is the second reason Bulgarians visit the same resort regularly? The first, of course, is a good hotel, atmosphere. The second, however, is not so clear to most people, but is always present in their minds as they head to a destination, such as Bansko. Have you guessed it? That's right, the second reason to visit a resort is a delicious snack. Bulgaria is known for its incredible specialties that will either melt in your palate or make you mad so that you will remember the songs of your youth. The fact is, every region has its specialties that we can't wait to try. Bansko is an example of such a resort, not only will the hotels welcome you warmly, but they will also welcome you with dishes that you may not have heard of, but you will surely remember them.
Bulgarian cuisine has been influenced by many currents that have left fanciful combinations of spices and sauces. The culinary habits of a people are always determined by the region in which they live. Pirin Mountain offers natural resources that the population has used to make incredible specialties. Definitely the kitchen is not vegetarian and the meat is predominant. The authenticity of dishes comes not only from their ingredients, but also from the way they are prepared. Let's see what you can eat in Bansko and the region and which of the Pirin cuisine you will be pleased with.
You may have encountered it in other regions of the country, but its origin is Pirin. This is a meatball that can be used for pork or veal. People in the area mostly prepare it on holidays. In addition to the meat, potatoes, onions, carrots, bay leaves, tomato paste and the secret ingredient - a glass of red wine - are also placed in the pan. Like any dish that is cooked in a dish and that takes a long time, it can take 4 hours. Chomelak is a typical winter meal, but it is offered year-round in Bansko, so if you want to try this satisfying taste you can do it anytime.Named for the region, Banska Kapama is a traditional feast that looks quite like Chomleka. The difference is that the meat in the capama can be anything from rabbit to blood, and sauerkraut. Additionally, if you want the beetroot to turn red, you can add red beets. When serving, each dish is placed with any type of meat. We can define these two dishes as food for big men and women, as well as for the coldest winter days.
And for this dish a clay pot or a pot is used, and red beets are also used. The beans should be cooked slowly over low heat and the water changed several times. Put on bacon and sujuk and drink red wine.
While we are on beans, let us also tell you about dried green beans, which in Bansko are called sui peas. This is a very specific dish and not everyone's favorite. However, our advice is to try it, you never know if you like something or not until you give it a chance. Pig ears and feet are put on suwie chuks as well as pork fat. Garlic and red and black pepper are required.
Kreshchina is a delicacy of dried pork leg. Select the most fragile part and cut thinly. Banjo sausage is a combination of two types of meat and put onions, dill, savory and black pepper. Pork and veal are used, with a 2:1 ratio.
It is also a kind of sausage , but it is made only of pork. The old man needs a long time - half a year. It contains bacon, potatoes, liver and plain meat.
All these dishes and specialties you can try in Bansko. Ask them at the reception at your hotel and from there they will tell you more and tell you where you can try them.