Begova čorba is a Bosnian chicken soup often served as an appetizer.

Try these 6 local delicacies on your trip to Sarajevo


Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautiful city that guests must visit. It is famous for its historic market in the city center, where guests can enjoy walking around and shopping for different goods. The market features local delicacies and souvenirs. These are perfect for giving out as gifts. The city also boasts breathtaking architecture that is perfect for picture taking.

In Sarajevo, you will find some delectable dishes that you just cannot miss! There are some mouth-watering dishes and tasty dishes like Sarajevski Ćevapi, Banjalučki Ćevapi, and Bosnian Pot (Bosanski Lonac) and many more. Continue reading to know more.

1. Sarajevski Ćevapi

Sarajevski ćevapi is the Sarajevo version of ćevapi, a grilled meat roll. Purists make the rolls with ground beef, salt and pepper, while others may use a mixture of ground beef, veal, lamb or pork. In Sarajevo, the rolls are typically made only with the ground beef, salt and pepper. They are served in a traditional flatbread called somun, along with diced raw onions on the side.

The most popular places to try out Sarajevski Ćevapi are Chacha Feeka Famous Lassi Peray Wali and kurto.

2. Banjalučki Ćevapi

Banjalučki ćevapi is a unique variety of ćevapi prepared by connecting and grilling four ćevapi links together, forming a tile-like dish. It is usually made with a simple mix of ground beef, salt and pepper, although ground veal and garlic are sometimes added. Banjalučki ćevapi are a traditional food from Banja Luka in Boznia and Herzegovinia.

The most popular places to try out Banjalučki Ćevapi are BATALOGIANNI and Chacha Feeka Famous Lassi Peray Wali.

3. Bosnian Pot (Bosanski Lonac)

Bosnia pot, also called Bosanski lonic is a food you’ll be sure to encounter if you’re traveling in Bosnia and Herzegovinia. The ingredients can vary depending on personal taste, region and availability, but the stew typically includes chunks of beef, lamb, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, parsley, garlic and peppercorn.

The most popular places to try out Bosnian Pot (Bosanski Lonac) are Amritsari Dahi Bhally and Bosanski Lonac.

4. Begova Corba

Begova čorba is a popular chicken soup dish that is normally served as an appetizer before a meal. It is made of chicken and okra, which by the way has claims to be an aphrodisiac! The soap also has a variety of root vegetables. Sour cream and eggs are used to thicken the soup.

The most popular places to try out Begova Corba are Oblix`, Podlipom and Best Beer.

5. Kadaif

Kadaif, or kadayif, is a dessert similar to baklava which is very popular in Greek, Turkish and Middle Eastern nations. The word can also refer to the finely shredded filo (phyllo) dough used to make the dough, and used in other desserts. The dessert called kadaif is made with the dough, combined with chopped walnuts or other nuts, ground clove, cinnamon, sugar, butter, lemon and vanilla.

The most popular places to try out Kadaif are Baklava Shop, BEST FINING DINING RESTAURANT and best.

6. Tufahija

This cuisine is a type of dessert that is popular Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and North Macedonia. Tufahija consists of apples that are stewed with sugar and water. These apples are then filled with a cream filling that is usually made from either almonds or walnuts. This preparation is then baked and finally covered with a sugary syrup.

The most popular places to try out Tufahija are Best Beer, Vegan Tempeh Chili and Egyptian Nights.

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