Burek – One of the most popular food specialties in the city!
Burek is one of the oldest and most popular bosnian specialties. It’s extremely popular with the locals in Banja Luka city. It is also known as one of the healthiest products that you can find in a bakery because you don’t need any additives to make a great burek. The dough is still prepared by hand because there is no machine which is capable of making a burek as delicious as the one which experienced baker make.
The word burek in Serbia stand for pie without any filling. So if you order burek in Serbian bakery you would get an empty pie. That is why they offer burek with meat, cheese, spinach, etc. Here the word burek stands for pie with meat and there is no other word for it so you can’t make a mistake when ordering one.
Burek is a delicious meal, with crispy but juicy dough and finely spiced veal meat. Everybody loves it, the youth the old ones and the kids, and we believe you will love it too.
As far as the ingredients go, only flour, salt, water and meat is needed and enough time and skill to prepare it and bake it. The way of preparation and baking is up to the baker so you have rolled or burek in layers, baked in the oven or under live coal. We recommend that you try the burek at one of the local bakeries. There you can also find cheese pie (sirnica), potato pie (krompiruša), spinach (zeljanica) and other pies. Whatever you choose you won’t regret it.
P.S. Yogurt goes great with burek! 🙂 Contact us if you want to know where to try the best burek in Banja Luka city!