Balkan grilled burger
Anyone in Montreal serving grilled Balkan burgers in Montreal, besides Balkan on St-Hubert street(I still haven't tried it at Balkan)? Either pljeskavica or cevapi. Was just reading the recent NY Times article on The Balkan Burger.
Pardon my ignorance but can you tell me what a Balkan burger is? What differentiates it from any other burger? The meats used? The spices?
In the summer Romanians eat tons of "mititei" - that are sausage like in shape but harmburger like in consistency and ingredients - you can buy them uncooked for the BBQ at Bucarest or the Eastern European store at JTM, that in the summer, often sells them grilled too for a quick snack.
You could try Cafe Sarajevo at 6548 boul. St-Laurent. They should have pljeskavica on the menu I'm guessing.
The pljeskavica at Balkan Foods is a pretty authentic version compared to the ones I've eaten in Belgrade, only the kajmak (cream) isn't as good as the stuff I've had in Serbia. The kajmak you get in balkan food stores in Canada reminds me more of cream cheese than kajmak.
Oh! I went To Balkan Foods. I was surprised. It wasn't a restaurant. It was a store with a few tables. It was the best BBQ I have ever eaten. I had a mixed plate. It was delicious. Try it.
Is Balkan Foods still open at 7333 St. Hubert? I saw the most recent review on their Yelp from 2013 said "where did these guys go?", but it hadn't been marked closed. I found an archived copy of the Mirror review, and it sounds awesome:
p.s. If anyone's wondering why I'm reviving a 4.5 yr old thread... ahahahaha:
You might want to try Marché Sofia at 2737 Salaberry. I haven't been able to make it out there myself, but I have heard rumour that they make pastirma and if they have a grill I would be surprised if they did not make cevapi.
And if you read a little further up on this thread, Adria Café Lounge at 6568 St Laurent and Café Sarajevo at 6548 St Laurent also make cevapi.