FAMOUS FOOD OF ALBANIA: DISHES OF ALBANIA

FAMOUS FOOD OF ALBANIA: DISHES OF ALBANIA

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The cuisines of Albania have an impact of ancient Ottoman Empire. The country offers varieties of dishes. Meat and vegetables are the main ingredients in every dish of Albania, along with heavy stews, pickled cabbage, feta cheese, bread, rice, and smoked meat. The famous vegetarian dishes are eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and legumes. A variety of salads served with every dish in Albania.

Let’s explore the famous food of Albania:

FERGES

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Ferges is one of the most traditional foods in Albania. This dish consists of ingredients such as tomato sauce, cottage cheese, green peppers, and garlic. This dish of Albania is called summer stew because this dish is eaten after winters. The best way to eat this dish is to wait for 2-3 hours after its making. After being cool down it becomes thick and consistent which makes the ingredients stand out more. Ferges is served with toasted bread and is available in almost every restaurant in Albania.

TARATOR

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Tarator is a great and delicious dish in Albania, usually eaten before a meat-based entrée. This dish is served during summers. It is made up of Greek yogurt, cold water, shredded cucumber, and salt.  Tarator is a type of soup, mostly loved by the older generation.

BYREK

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Byrek is one of the most preferred traditional foods of Albania. It is a type of snack which is made with meat, spinach & feta cheese, onions& tomatoes, or cottage cheese. This dish comes in different shapes and it is served after the main course with greek yogurt or dhalle. This snack-type dish is found in almost every restaurant in Albania.

ASHURE

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Ashure is a traditional dessert dish of Albania which has its origin from Turkey. It is made with nuts and dry fruits and it is a famous Albanian dessert which is traditionally eaten during the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is a great and healthy dish.

TAVE COSI

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Tave Cosi is a chicken baked traditional dish in Albania, commonly served during lunchtime. Tave Cosi is made with lamb meat, rice, and eggs. This dish has a very unique and delicious taste, soft texture, and tastes a bit sour.

TRILECE

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Trilece is also known as milk cake. It is an Albanian dessert that originated from Turkish cuisine. It is made up of three different kinds of milk that include evaporated milk, heavy cream, and condensed milk. The cake is further topped with brown syrup to give it a sweet taste. It is a soft, moist and sweet dish in Albania that is available in every pastry shop of Albania.

KACKAVALL

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Kackavall is a traditional Albanian cheese. It is the most famous dish of Albania that is baked along with chopped tomatoes and additional herbs and can be found in almost every restaurant in Albania. This dish is served with salad having healthy vegetables.

SPECA

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Speca is a popular local dish of Albania. It is found in almost all regions of the country and mostly served by every restaurant in Albania. The dish is made up of green bell peppers stuffed with rice. It is served with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, or dhalle.

PETULLA

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Petulla is a popular snack dish in Albania. It is topped with chocolate, strawberry jam, shredded Kackavall cheese, or ketchup. Petulla is quick and easy to cook dish and is mostly eaten with feta cheese or honey.

PESHK

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Peshk is a famous dish in Albania which is a traditional dish consisting of fish. It is available in almost every restaurant in Albania, mostly prepared in Albania houses on special occasions. This dish is made with fish, chopped vegetables, and ginger paste, served with wine to make it more delicious.

FLIJA

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

This dish of Albania is the most common and famous in the northern region of the country. It is a simple dish that is prepared in Albanian homes as well as in local traditional restaurants. The dish is crispy at the top and softens at the bottom. Flija is topped with butter which makes it more delicious and served with cheese or yogurt. 

WHITE BEAN SOUP

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

White bean soup is a top-rated dish of Albanian cuisine. It is one of the most commonly prepared dishes in Albania. The soup is made up of tomato sauce, onions, and white beans and served with pickled vegetables or Greek yogurt.

MEATBALLS

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Meatball is a traditional dish of Albania made from diced lamb meat and mixed with herbs. These meatballs are served with vegetables and sour cream and Albanians like to have this with tomato soup.

MEAT PLATTER

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Meat Platter is one of the traditional dishes in Albania. This platter is usually served on special occasions. The mixed meat platter is available in many flavors. This delicious dish of Albania is made up of meat and vegetables and chili sauce is also added to add flavor to it.

SARME

Dishes in Albania
Dishes in Albania

Sarme is a traditional dish of Albania. Sarme is famous in the northern region of Albania and has cabbage filled with rice and shredded meat. Sarme is basically served with yogurt or dhalle. It is found in every restaurant in Albania as it is a famous dish in the country.

All the above-mentioned, drinks, fruits, and dishes of Albania are delicious and must be tried when visiting Albania.

Jyoti Saini

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