Welcome to our newest video sequence, Rerouted: The Balkans, which sees social media influencer and YouTuber Eva zu Beck uncover the cultures, customs and traditions of Jap Europe. Eva takes us off-the-beaten-track on a highway journey by means of Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Albania. We meet the fantastic Balkan folks bringing a contemporary twist to historical traditions and journey by means of pristine, untouched landscapes. You won’t have deliberate to go to these nations earlier than however one factor’s for positive – they’re about to change into prime of your journey bucket checklist.
On this week’s episode of Rerouted: The Balkans, vegetarian Eva lands in Tirana, capital metropolis of Albania, to pattern among the nation’s most interesting delicacies. After a false begin with a boar’s head for breakfast, she joins native tour information Nick who exhibits her a style of the eating places well-known for his or her conventional menus.
What’s the meals like in Albania?
Conventional Albanian meals is a mix of Mediterranean and Balkans dishes. These menus are characterised by their roots in mountainous landscapes and vibrant coastlines.
Maybe some of the well-known recipes to come back from this nation is Ferges, a summer time stew consisting of a wealthy tomato sauce, cottage cheese, peppers and garlic. Based on the locals, that is finest loved chilly and alongside freshly baked bread – therefore its popularity as a summertime deal with.
In truth, lots of the meals in Albania is of course vegetarian. Speca te Mbushur me Oriz, or bell peppers full of rice, and Albanian pies or ‘byrek’, are often vegetable or cheese-based.
Nonetheless when Albanians do prepare dinner meat, it’s recent and tender. On this episode of Rerouted, Eva turns down the supply of boar’s head and a beer for breakfast, as a substitute visiting a restaurant on a quiet road within the capital which serves an array of veggie-based meals. Meat platters and sarme – cabbage rolls full of meat and rice – are standard selections for the meat eaters.
In terms of candy treats, milk cake and baked crepes are two of the must-haves.
Extra usually, Albanian meals is rooted in citrus fruits, fish and pastry. However actually, meals is a cultural staple to carry households and associates collectively.