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Balkan grilled burger

BLM Jan 26, 2010 04:30 PM

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.

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    maisonbistro RE: BLM Jan 27, 2010 05:02 AM

    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.

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      BLM RE: maisonbistro Jan 27, 2010 08:22 AM

      It's their version of a hamburger. It was featured in last Wednesday's NY Times food section.

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      Speveo RE: BLM Jan 27, 2010 09:43 AM

      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.

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        BLM RE: Speveo Jan 27, 2010 11:42 AM

        Thanks. So the pljeskavica at Balkan is tasty? If so, I'll try it probably next week. If I have time, I'll also check out Cafe Sarajevo.

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          Sidz RE: BLM Jan 27, 2010 05:53 PM

          You can also try Cafe Adria a bit further up 6568 St Laurent. They definitely have cevapi on the menu.

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            BLM RE: Sidz Jan 27, 2010 06:02 PM


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          BLM RE: Speveo Mar 4, 2010 03:44 PM

          So the grill, serving hot foods with several tables is a relatively new thing at Balkan Foods? Based on reading today's restaurant review in the Montreal Mirror. I only discovered the place around the new Christmas/New Year holidays(without sampling any of their foods at the time).

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          TMcC RE: BLM Mar 3, 2010 05:30 PM

          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.

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            TMcC RE: BLM Mar 3, 2010 05:35 PM

            OMG.That was the best food ever.go and eat there today

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              finefoodie55 RE: TMcC Mar 4, 2010 06:15 AM

              What is the address/cross street for Balkan Foods on St Hubert

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                SnackHappy RE: finefoodie55 Mar 4, 2010 06:49 AM

                Aliments Balkan Foods
                7333 Rue Saint-Hubert
                (514) 273-7239‎

                Just a bit north of De Castelnau.

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                  humbert RE: SnackHappy Mar 4, 2010 08:53 AM

                  What a coincidence...check out this week`s Montreal Mirror, they do a great mouth watering review of it! Im hungry!

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                    BLM RE: humbert Mar 4, 2010 10:24 AM

                    Maybe not a coincidence. The Montreal restaurant critics generally review only new restaurants.

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